Today has been another long day filled with inspiring speakers, intense committee work, and social engagement. Students started the morning listening to Amani Osman, a young woman with extensive experience in the non-profit and social entrepreneurship sectors. She currently works for the American Red Cross as the Knowledge Management Specialist, with experience working for GOAL Ireland, the World Bank, and the Young African Leaders Initiative. Ms. Osman implored students to engage with social challenges they see around the world, particularly emphasizing her experiences working in Sudan. Ms. Osman articulated the complex balance that NGOs must maintain as they seek to help marginalized populations without causing harm or perpetuating cycles that marginalize populations in the first place.
With that great challenge, students headed off to two more extensive committee sessions. Many students took leadership roles in defense of their draft resolutions, fielding many inquiries and challenges from other delegates with ease.
For a few of our students, the day started just after 1 AM, as NAIMUN LV Secretariat representatives welcomed Aaron Chai, Max Bott, Leo Helman, Matt Fu, and Cy Orentlicher to participate in crisis committee session from 1 – 3 AM. Those students were excused from the morning speaker session to account for the late night solving a number of crises.
Students look forward to their final committee session, closing ceremonies, and returning to Indianapolis for a well-deserved spot of rest before they return to school Tuesday.