College of William & Mary Students Deliver at World Model U.N.

As the chief scientist, president, and CEO of Strategic Analysis Enterprises (SAE), Stephen (Steve) Shellman utilizes statistical models to offer insight into sites of political and religious conflict. Steve Shellman has also utilized his expertise in international relations and quantitative methods to serve as a research scientist for the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary (W&M).

In a recent press release, W&M announced that nine of its students represented the college at the World Model U.N. conference in Seoul, South Korea. The week-long conference assembled delegates from 115 nations into mixed teams and assigned the groups a subject to investigate from different angles. During the event, the students from W&M explored and generated resolutions on women’s rights, the rights of native peoples, and Millennium development objectives.

Four W&M students concluded the World Model U.N. conference with Diplomacy Awards in recognition of their performance, which places them among the top international relations students worldwide. After the conference, one award-winner reflected that the event offered students an exclusive opportunity to expand their international perspective and discover diplomatic cooperation.

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