REPUBLIC OF GERMANY;
TAKE HOME DISTINGUISHED DELEGATION AWARDS
from the Riverside, Community College District competed in a weeklong
competition at the Model United Nations Conference at Erfurt University in
Germany. The team, consisting of 12 students, won two Distinguished Delegation
awards while representing Chile and Kuwait at the conference. The team also met
with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, honorable President, Federal Republic of Germany.
year’s Model United Nations team was one of the youngest in the history of the
program, according to Dariush Haghighat, Ph.D., professor, Political Science, and Model United Nations advisor. Four of the team members are under 18 years
of age, and two skipped the last two years of high school in order to enroll at
Riverside City College.
members — Jacob White, Marwah Ghouli, Jake Sonia Langarica and Danyah
Ghouli — were recognized by their peers as the most outstanding delegates
in their respective committees.
The MUN team met with President Steinmeier when he visited the competition in Erfurt.
The MUN team and Steinmeier's interaction was captured by news outlets and
shared on the Germany National TV.
Steinmeier engaged our RCCD MUN team in a diplomatic discussion and wrote about
it on his Instagram,” Haghighat said. “This was an amazing experience for our