RUAIR members Kyle Bright, Max DuBoff, and Evan Gottesman bested the third best debate team in the country, the Rutgers University Debate Union (RUDU), in the Transatlantic Debates funded by the German Missions to the United States and facilitated by the Rutgers Center for European Studies. The topic of the debate was the refugee crisis in Europe. RUDU argued that Germany is the best European destination for Syrian refugees, while RUAIR argued in opposition that Germany is not. RUAIR won $500 for coming in first place. Congratulations to all of our debate participants!
RUAIR fielded a successful delegation at Columbia University's CMUNNY Model UN conference. Five students returned to Rutgers with awards. Eli Liebell-McLean won Outstanding Delegate, Anthony Yew won Honorable Delegate, Gabriel Borger won Verbal Commendation, Max DuBoff won Verbal Commendation, and Orla Lavery won Verbal Commendation. Congratulations to all of our delegates on their hard work and a job well done! On to NCSC!
On Friday, September 18, RUAIR led a delegation of Rutgers students to the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations. Students discussed crises in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Israel, and Palestine with Counsellor Ahmed El Shandawily. Mr. El Shandawily handles Middle Eastern affairs for the Egyptian mission and will work with the mission's staff at the Security Council when Egypt joins the UNSC in January.
If you wish to travel to Model UN Conferences this Spring 2015 semester with RUAIR, please fill out this form by February 20, 2015.
RUAIR congratulates Outstanding Delegate winner Evan Gottesman (JCC Apartheid: National Party), Honorable Mention winners Atif Jalal Ahmad and Srishti Sharma (Peace of Westphalia, 1648) and Verbal Commendation winners Akanksha Pathak and Phil Kehoe (Future World Health Organization, 2040) as well as all of our delegates on a fantastic effort and a job well done!
RUAIR congratulates Outstanding Delegate Patrick Parlej (Council of the Gods), Honorable Delegate Courtney Buchanan (Battlestar Galactica), Honorable Delegate Evan Gottesman (Presidential Purgatory) and Honorable Delegate Charlotte Whittaker (Harry Potter) as well as all of our other delegates who competed at the Security Council Simulation at Yale (SCSY) this weekend! Good job to all!
RUAIR congratulates Outstanding Delegate winner Gabriel Borger (Regency Council of Brazil, 1831), Honorable Mention winner Evan Gottesman (USSR, 1983), Verbal Commendation winner Patryk Fusiarz (CITES, 2014) and Verbal Commendation winner Jack Landry (Three Kingdoms of Korea, 550) along with all of the Rutgers delegates who competed this weekend!
RUAIR thanks all those who participated in tryouts this weekend! Results will be released soon.