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Queen’s students attend Model NATO to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting

Six students from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics took part in a Model NATO event in London to mark the 2019 NATO Leaders meeting.

The Queen’s University team represented the Netherlands and Romania and received advice from Dutch and Romanian diplomats at NATO as part of their preparations. The team was made up of second and third year students that were selected from a strong field of applicants from the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

The students included Dakota Reid, Isobel Meharg, Maeve Devlin, Conor McNally, Adam Farhan Bin Salmaan Hussain and Patrick Geddis. They were accompanied by Professor Alister Miskimmon, Head of the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

Professor Alister Miskimmon said: “I was delighted that Queen’s was invited to participate this very prestigious event. We sent a very strong team of students to take part in the Model NATO and they performed brilliantly. Working alongside diplomats in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was a fantastic insight into the world of diplomacy.”

The event centred on coordinating a NATO response to a crisis management scenario, in this case, a huge shift in a tectonic plate in the Mediterranean Sea which resulted in massive loss of life.

The Queen’s team representing the Netherlands which included Isobel Meharg, Adam Farhan Bin Salmaan Hussain and Patrick Geddis were awarded an Outstanding Delegation Award.

The event, which was organised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British International Studies Association, included teams from 15 UK universities. It took place in the Locarno Room in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the closing address was delivered by Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and Head of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service.

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