As mentioned in last week's Newsletter, BISI hosted its very first BISI MUN, which was a student-led project that was in progress (behind the scenes) for months in the run-up to the big weekend. Our students gathered over three days to host the event and this week one of our student organisers, Leen Mshasha, shares with us the events as they happened.
Leen Mshasha: BISI MUN Organiser and student at BISI
Just last week over the weekend, the first ever session of BISIMUN was hosted right here on our very own Zek campus! Gathering young activists and diplomats in the making from all over Istanbul (including our very own students), the conference stimulated heated debates about the issues plaguing our world such as CRISPR technology and drone usage in war zones, to name a few. On the first day, amid the excitement, we had the honour of welcoming Sabine Freizer, a UN WOMEN policy advisor, as a guest speaker whose speech about the importance of youth activism and women’s rights was the perfect start to a weekend of forward-looking discourse. Over the next two days, debate fostered friendships and as the weekend came to a close, students left with the feeling that they had done their small part in shaping our future.
Among the many attendants were the executive team, who had been working since the beginning of the year to ensure that the conference was a success and a fun experience for all involved. A huge thank you is also owed to Ms. Irina Fieraru for the continued support she has given the executive team from the moment they decided to embark on this ambitious project. Following the success of this year’s MUN, the team is gearing up to organize yet another great session in the following year.