After months of intense preparation, fifteen MTA talmidim participated in the Yeshiva University National Model United Nations, which was held on Sunday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 12th.  The conference, located at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, CT, included 45 yeshiva high schools from all over the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, and Great Britain. MTA represented China and team members participated in UN committees debating resolutions on topics ranging from slave trade to international law to the status of the South China Sea.  Many of MTA’s delegates were cited by their committees for their outstanding preparation and work, and Rafi Saperstein (’20) was awarded a Best Delegate Honorable Mention for his work on the Disarmament and International Security Committee. In addition to learning about the UN and China, MTA’s team members gained valuable diplomacy and public speaking skills and also enjoyed making new friends from other schools.  The team had an incredible experience, which was greatly enhanced by the many opportunities they had to participate in optional Shiurim and the ability to daven with a minyan each day.

 

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