Generous Assembly

With new nations arising, old nations crumbling and challenges between nations everywhere you look, has there ever been a more urgent and interesting time to be part of a Model United Nations?

The roughly 30,000 high school students who have participated at Gannon University's annual Model U.N. gatherings are uniquely qualified to take the long view to answer that question. Now in its 62nd year, Gannon's Model U.N. is believed to be the longest-running Model U.N. in North America.

This year, some 500 students representing 40 high schools in the tri-state area converged in the Hammermill Center on Nov. 7 and 8 to gain valuable debating and interpersonal skills, and to discuss and vote on pressing international issues, such as peaceful conflict resolution, economic development and human trafficking.

They might not be able to solve the intractable world problems of today, but with the skills gained at Model U.N., who knows what the future might hold for these leaders of tomorrow.

Gannon University
109 University Square
Erie, Pa 16541
(814) 871-7000

Keith Taylor, Ph.D.

Melanie Whaley '95
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Mallory Hedlund '14
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Gannon Magazine is published by University Marketing and Communications:

  • Haley Figurski
  • Michael Gorski ’11M
  • Laura Hinsdale
  • Matthew King
  • Andrew Lapiska ’09M
  • Nicole Lossie ’11
  • Kristine Rilling

student, staff and alumni contributors

Knepper Press

class notes and address changes:
Jana Hunt
Coordinator of Gifts and Records
(814) 871-7469