March 2011. Global Classrooms and the Model UN Conference in Madrid

Commission interest in and commitment to participation in Global Classrooms and the Model UN Conference continue to grow. Secondary school Fulbright English Teaching Assistants work with students from the beginning of the school year until they are familiar with procedures and confident in their presentations.

The Global Classrooms assembly in Madrid, with some 200 students, took place in early March of 2011. The topics were animal trafficking (General Assembly) and promoting welfare for children (UNICEF). Fulbright assistants led the debates and graduate student grantees acted as judges. The closing ceremony was held at the Madrid General Assembly Hall, when prizes and diplomas were awarded.