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Patrick Trinchitella was awarded the Best German Delegate in the Human Rights Council at the 38th Annual Arrowhead Model United Nations conference which was held this past April, at UW-River Falls.
The Arrowhead Model United Nations is a regional conference that brings together universities from the upper Midwest in the United States and Central Canada together for students to learn about how the United Nations works by actually representing individual countries in the United Nations Security Council as well as committees. Each committee usually selects exceptional people to recognize for their contribution to the overall quality of the proceeds in that committee. Khalil "Haji" Dokhanchi, UW-Superior professor of Political Science within the Social Inquiry Department said, "We are very proud of Patrick Trinchitella for being recognized as one of the leaders in the Human Rights Council."
Trinchitella said, "I was the German delegate to the Human Rights Council, which was set up differently from much of the rest of the committees at the Arrowhead Model UN, as due to different rules, it is a far more collaborative process. While I was not one of the major visible players in the committee, my major role was networking and working in the background to attempt to gain the support of as many other delegations as I possibly could for resolutions I supported, as well as introducing ideas that Germany found important to its interests."
Dokhanchi said, "Patrick is an ideal student because his overall oral and interpersonal skills enabled him to become an effective "leader" at this conference." Dokhanchi gave even more reasons why Trinchitella stood-out among the others. He said Patrick was an ideal student-delegate because he is:
· Able to articulate his thesis in a very clear and concise manner
· Well informed about the past and the present
· Able to judge evidence and make the appropriate conclusions; and
· Open to alternative views and able to analyze it with diligence and thoughtfulness.
The senior history major from Chicago said, "To receive this honor was for me a tremendous award. The awards were given out to each committee based on a secret vote from each delegation, so to be chosen for an award meant that I had been recognized by my fellow delegates who actually saw me work."
Also, the International Peace Studies Association at UW-Superior for the first year took students to both the Arrowhead Model UN and the American Model UN (which is held in Chicago) every fall. They are always looking for students who are interested in participating in such activities.
According to the AMUNC website the University of Wisconsin La Crosse will host the 39th annual Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, April 9-12, 2015. With great hope and aspirations for the future, the United Nations was formed nearly 70 years ago during the final stages of the Second World War. The dreams upon which the United Nations was founded are reflected in the Charter's main purposes and principles. These are to:
The same hopes, aspirations, purposes and principles inspired the formation of the Arrowhead Model United Nations. They continue to serve as guidance for students from universities across the United States and Canada who join together each year at the AMUNC. For more on the organization you can log on to: Arrowhead Model United Nations (AMUNC)
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