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Friday 20 March 2015

National Model United Nations - 22-26 March 2015: ESCP Europe is Bolivia

NMUN the biggest UN simulation in the world, with the participation of more than 5,000 students from all over the world, providing for discussion in twenty committees with topics including current global issues.

By Natalia Camacho Penuela and Chiara Di Natale (MEB Students 2015 - London/Paris track)

New York, once again the venue where the National Model United Nations will take place this year. NMUN the biggest UN simulation in the world, with the participation of more than 5,000 students from all over the world, providing for discussion in twenty committees with topics including current global issues. The ESCP Europe students are proud to attend this major event and to represent the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

This experience is expected to be extremely interesting and challenging at the same time. It is challenging because you have to deal with topics that you have never seen before. You need to be creative but at the same time act as a real UN delegate. You have to think what you will do in his or her shoes. The political and diplomatic options are multiple and we have to present strong arguments in order to sustain our position.

While this might seem distant from a business class, it is in fact a fundamental exercise of negotiation and of “pricing” the options. It teaches you how complicated and multi-faceted negotiations can be.

We consider these days at the United Nation as a perfect add-on to the practical skills set that the school is providing us through case study method, company projects and required internship. These practices force us students to deploy what we learn in class into simulated all real life cases. This perfect mix between studies and practice will help to shape us into future leaders.

Beyond negotiations and learning, this conference means also being involved in an international and diverse environment and this represents for us an amazing opportunity to make new friends, to enlarge our network and to discover new cultures: this is exactly what happens to us every day by being part of the Master in European Business.

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