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Model United Nations Team Excels at Empire MUN Conference

Rudy Brandl

Four delegates from the Model United Nations team at Wardlaw+Hartridge represented the school at Empire MUN, a national level conference hosted by New York University in New York City from Nov. 9-12. Accompanied by club advisor Cristian Fernandez, the students intensely debated topics including telehealth/telemedicine, staffing shortages, private military contractors, trading nuclear components, and a disease in the Republic of Pirates.

W+H won the Outstanding Small Delegation Award for the second consecutive year with team members Tanya Chowdary ’24, Adam Eisdorfer ’25, Oliver Laskow ’25 and Natalie Chen ’26 contributing to the victory. Adam also received individual recognition with an honorable mention for his role as the delegate Edward Brewer in the Joint Crisis Committee of Pirates vs. Imperials. 

“Debating in this conference not only improved me as a debater/Model UN delegate overall, but also allowed me and the other delegates at the conference to step into the shoes of the person or country they represented,” Adam said. “What specifically really helped me was the feedback we got throughout the conference from the chairs of our committees. This allowed delegates to implement the feedback they were given in the moment, allowing them to actually practice it.”