Pitzer College Student Win 2012 Model UN Honors

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2012) — Pitzer College student Braden Holstege ’14 won an Outstanding Delegate award during the 2012 Harvard National Model United Nations conference held in Boston February 16-19. He participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization committee.

“The primary thing I realized from my experience was the value of my other extracurricular activities at Pitzer,” Holstege said. “The Claremont Colleges Debate Union and Pitzer’s Student Senate provided skills that were easily translated to Model United Nations.”

Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly. In Model UN, students debate current issues, make speeches, prepare draft resolutions and negotiate with allies and adversaries to explore how international cooperation can resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. During the conference, Pitzer students represented the nation of Colombia.

Holstege is currently undeclared.

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