|Ryan Sweeney, PALAS.|
One of the first 13 PALAS recipient
in 2011 who is still in the program.
He attends UWI-Mona.
The students and UWI lecturer in the Department of Government Dr Omar Hawthorne left the island last week for the United States to participate in the 2014 Model United Nations forum which ended on Sunday.
"The department is seriously focused on broadening the scope of our students' engagements, locally and internationally. The more practical exposure, the better. This is absolutely critical to ensuring that our students are well rounded and ready for the world, no matter where they go," Dr Waller added.
HNMUN serves as a forum in which students from colleges and universities around the globe meet, in a United Nations format, to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Top performers are awarded at the end for their efforts. This year participants will address a number of issues, including drug decriminalisation and Latin American-European Union trade relations. The UWI students say their objective is to help the institution reclaim the accolade of "best university in the region". more