by cheri sabraw
Eric Morris, former operations director for the UNHCR during Sarajevo, Rwanda, and Kosovo, has assigned more pages to read this summer than any other professor I have encountered. And yet, because of his enormous contribution to refugees and to the United Nations in general (and also my fear of being unprepared), I have plugged away, reading deep into the night, long after the Judge has turned off his reading light. I have even lent my bed partner my lavender eye pillow to block the light from his tired eyes.
The last class <sigh> is next Monday during which our final assignment is a real-time simulation of the UN Security Council on Syria. With only eight students in the class, there has been no place in which to hide. Preparation has been mandatory.
OK. I am playing the part of Vitaly Churkin, the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to the U.N.
I am to present a 10 minute speech from Mr. Churkin.
Can you provide any advice?
What points would you make to Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador? To Great Britain? To China? Three students are playing South Africa, India, and Pakistan.
It should be interesting.