Representing the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Dr. Rami Salem, the Dean of Student Affairs, patronized the activities of the tenth Model United Nations Club two-day conference, which was held virtually. The aim of the conference is to discuss world events and problems and seek solutions through democratic means in the form of debates and discussions between the participants.
Dr. Salem emphasized the importance of the extracurricular activities provided by the University and their role in honing students’ talents and skills. He praised the conference and its organizers, saying that it enriches the spirit of competition among students, and enriches them with skills in public speaking, discussion and writing, in addition to training them in methods of critical thinking, debate, teamwork, leadership, and a readiness to assume responsibility regarding current world issues.
The conference president, student Rashid Yaish, said that PSUT has never stinted in providing every means of support for students and their activities, indicating that the conference constitutes a fertile and appropriate environment for dialogue, enriching ideas and providing insights on important global issues.
The conference was held under the title "A Time to Adapt" with the participation of approximately 150 students from PSUT, the University of Jordan, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, the German Jordanian University, Al-Hussein Technical University, the Applied Sciences University, Al-Balqa Applied University, and Al-Ahliyya Amman University. Also participating were students from Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
The conference, which consisted of three basic sessions, two in English and one in Arabic, included topics on the global Coronavirus pandemic and ways to plan for its aftermath in light of human rights policies and the issue of Black Lives Matter, and their impact on global racism.
The Club, which includes student members from Jordan and all over the world, holds an annual conference in which it deals with humanitarian, political, economic, health, social and cultural issues that simulate the deliberations and discussions taking place in the corridors of the United Nations. Each participant at the conference represents a specific country in the UN.