Arts student heads prestigious US leadership tour

12 October 2017

UC Arts student, Joseph Mansell, has recently been selected as Head Delegate for UN Youth’s 2018 US Leadership Tour

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The 2018 Leadership Tour will allow Joseph to meet the biggest players in foreign affairs and compete in the world’s largest, oldest, most prestigious Model United Nations conference: the Harvard National Model UN.

UN Youth is a volunteer, non-profit organisation that engages high-school and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. UN Youth hosts two conferences a year, and draws together hundreds of students from across the country to try and solve problems of governance, international affairs and diplomacy.

Joseph became involved in UN Youth from a long-term interest in foreign affairs: “I wanted to experience how it is undertaken in a real environment. The Tour is important as it provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New Zealand students to see how the most prominent organisations in international relations function and achieve a more globalised community, something we as New Zealanders do not sometimes understand.”

“I am proud to have been selected as Head Delegate, and I believe this experience will be a great opportunity to grow as a leader and become a more global citizen. The Tour will also be a huge benefit as I look to complete the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy at UC next year, and hope both of these will help in a career in international relations and foreign policy analysis.”

For further information please contact:

Margaret Agnew, Senior External Relations Advisor, University of Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 369 3631 | Mobile: +64 275 030 168margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz
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