Nai'lah Taariq, Class of 2017

Model UN Student Leader

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Nai'lah Taariq, Class of 2017How long have you been involved in Model UN and what made you join?
I've been involved with Oakwood Model UN for a total of three years, and have attended five conferences. I joined because I'm very interested in global affairs and working with others to try and resolve problems that seem to be bigger than myself.

What were some of the issues/countries did Oakwood represent at the Montreal conference?The most challenging part about planning and attending Model UN conferences, especially out of the country, is preparing the tickets and receiving passports from the delegates in a timely fashion. After that, it's the preparation for the conferences themselves, including teaching/learning parliamentary procedure.

What is most challenging about planning and attending the conference?
The most challenging part about planning and attending Model UN conferences, especially out of the country, is preparing the tickets and receiving passports from the delegates in a timely fashion. After that, it's the preparation for the conferences themselves, including teaching/learning parliamentary procedure.

What’s most rewarding about the experience?
The most rewarding aspect of the experience is the knowledge someone can obtain. When you attend you are exposed to insight that you could otherwise never know. Having to represent countries that are especially controversial can provide very interesting perspectives.