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U.N. Ambassador From Kuwait Will Speak At Saint Peter’s College

Area Schools Will Participate in 13th Annual High School Model United Nations on March 16 Jersey City, NJ – Ambassador H.E. Nabeela Al-Mulla, from the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations, will speak at Saint Peter’s College on Tuesday, March 16 as the keynote speaker for the College’s 13th Annual High School Model United Nations. The event will bring students from 16 area schools to the College to experience the challenges of international conference diplomacy and negotiations. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at several locations on the College’s Jersey City campus. Ambassador Al-Mulla has held her position at the United Nations since January. She returned to New York after serving for seven years as an Ambassador from Kuwait to such countries as Austria, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Botswana and Zimbabwe. She had previously worked at the U.N. from 1977 to 1994 when she held several positions in Kuwait’s Permanent Mission, the last as Deputy Permanent Representative. “The Model United Nations emphasizes the need for open and constructive dialogue among all nations to solve today’s complex world problems and to establish the patterns of cooperation that will be needed to face the problems of humankind’s global future,” said Saint Peter’s College Associate Professor in Political Science Dr. Richard Thurston. “That future is in the hands of today’s young and to be part of a process of teaching them the importance of international cooperation is a most honorable mission.” Ambassador Al-Mulla, who was born in Kuwait City, earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the American University in Beirut. She joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1968. Under Dr. Thurston’s direction, the attending high school students assume the roles of United Nations representatives and participate in discussions to resolve current issues of global concern. Each high school delegation is assigned to represent a country and, by utilizing a study guide sent to a faculty advisor prior to the conference, learns about issues impacting world peace. The following schools will participate: HIGH SCHOOL LOCATION Butler HS (Morris Cty. Acad. For Law and Public Safety) Butler, NY Cathedral HS (Manhattan) New York City Cresskill HS Cresskill, NJ Delbarton School Morristown, NJ Fair Lawn HS Fair Lawn, NJ Glen Rock HS Glen Rock, NJ High Tech HS North Bergen, NJ Holy Family Academy Bayonne, NJ Immaculate Conception HS Montclair, NJ Jonathan Dayton Regional HS Springfield, NJ Manasquan HS Manasquan, NJ McNair Academic HS Jersey City, NJ Monmouth Regional HS Tinton Falls, NJ Mount Olive HS Flanders, NJ Paramus Catholic HS Paramus, NJ St. Mary HS Jersey City, NJ Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City and a branch campus, specializing in adult education, is located in Englewood Cliffs. Saint Peter’s also offers classes in downtown Jersey City near the waterfront financial district and in South Amboy.