March 4, 2019

UNIVERSITY CITY — The American University of Sharjah’s 2019 Model United Nations Conference, which took place Feb. 21-23 featured its first UNESCO Arabic speaking panel.

The committee was established with the input of AUS’s Translation Department regarding the proper terminologies to use during the sessions.

AUS international studies student and UNESCO moderator Eiman Al Shareif said that the delegates exceeded their expectations.

“We didn’t expect them to be so amazing,” she said.

Given that Arabic is one of the UN’s official languages, incorporating the language in the conference provided students wit...

March 1, 2019

UNIVERSITY CITY – Secretary-General Natasha Nazi shared her personal experience and acknowledged her women colleagues’ efforts in a speech Feb. 22 at the American University of Sharjah’s 12th annual Model United Nations opening ceremony.

After thanking “every person present” and her colleagues who supported her even when her ideas were “crazy,” Nazi shared her five-years-long experience with AUSMUN.

Reflecting on her freshman year, she said that she was unsure whether being part of such an organization would suit her but she found that it was precisely her “fit.”

Nazi then extended a special thanks to...

March 1, 2019

UNIVERSITY CITY — The American University of Sharjah’s 12th annual Model United Nations marked itself as an opportunity for students to gain near-authentic journalistic experiences.

In preparation for the 2019 AUSMUN newsletter, the journalism team scattered around campus covering various aspects of the event ranging from the opening ceremony to the delegates’ experiences.

Having to complete their articles before the conference was over, students worked under tight deadlines.

AUS journalism and public relations student, Frederikke Christiansen said in a Feb. 24 interview that the experience had a "real...

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