Universally, among the 3600 students and teachers participating at THIMUN each year, the end of the conference marks the onset of Post-Thimun-Depression. The only known cure is to continue to be globally minded. The week’s intensity creates unusual bonds which, while empowering for the future, are sorely missed. Be sure to find time to chat with any of the 12 students who attended this year to learn of there experiences and insights.
Park Tudor students attended the trial of Karodzic – accused of genocide in the former Yugoslavia. The ICTY – International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, is located close to the world forum. The proceedings are translated into English and the accused is able to dialogue with the witnesses. Ms. Pam Fischer reports that Karodzic was very defiant yesterday. The ICTY was very pleased to apprehend Karodzic several years ago, in part to solidify the international credibility of this temporary International Court. The International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice are permanent courts at The Hague.
The Hague is home to one of three International Baccalaureate Global Centers- the other two being located at Bethesda and Singapore. Curriculum managers for International Relations and Global Politics presented new trends in these disciplines. Thereafter, International Relations Professor at Webster University in Leiden Dr. Islam Qasem addressed the group of teachers, outlining University trends in IR theory, practice and teaching. The text Park Tudor uses- namely The Globalization of World Politics- for its International Relations elective course- offered in semester 1 and in the summer, is the same one highly recommended by the IB IR curriculum managers at The Hague. The workshop also addressed the integration of model united nations and IB Global Politics- an initiative Park Tudor has been working on for 2 years now.