Northeastern’s new top ‘Model’

A team of North­eastern stu­dents placed first in the 31st annual National Uni­ver­sity Model Arab League Con­fer­ence in Wash­ington, D.C. last month, besting del­e­ga­tions from two dozen col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Canada, Egypt, and the United States.

3Qs: Representing a new Syria

Northeastern’s Inter­na­tional Rela­tions Council (IRC) recently sent a del­e­ga­tion to the South­east Regional Model Arab League com­pe­ti­tion to rep­re­sent Syria. The North­eastern del­e­ga­tion took a non­tra­di­tional approach, choosing to attend as the Syrian National Council, which is leading the uprising against the gov­ern­ment of Bashar al-​​Assad. We asked IRC pres­i­dent Lara Cole to explain the club’s approach to the com­pe­ti­tion, in which North­eastern tied for first place.