May 9, 2011

Senior at Johns Hopkins to address Model UN Conference

Sam Lichtenstein, a senior international studies major, will speak at the May 12 opening ceremony of the Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference. Sharing the stage with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ambassador Susan Rice, Lichtenstein will address more than 2,700 student and teacher participants from 24 countries and 18 U.S. states.

The three-day event, created by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, is a progressive Model UN that targets participants from both revered academic institutions and traditionally underserved public schools.

“This will be an incredible opportunity to interact with students who are widely considered leaders in Model UN and global activism,” said Lichtenstein, who is the conference’s secretary-general.