Instead of a traditional meeting, UNSA partnered with GopherIsrael/Minnesota Hillel to present Ishmael Khaldi, Israel's first Bedouin diplomat on November 28th. Mr. Khaldi spoke about his journey from his life as a shepherd in a small village to a world traveling diplomat. Following Mr. Khaldi's speech was a brief Q & A session, where are members asked some great questions about dual identities, life as a diplomat, and the study of politics.
The event concluded with a diplomacy simulation facilitated by UNSA where attendees represented different stakeholder groups in an international migration crisis, emphasizing the topics of human rights and border security. We saw some great speeches and caucusing, though we didn't have time to take any official actions in our simulations. Thanks all who came!