The IVC MUN team raises funds towards their club.

Eric Hanson presenting cyber warfare (Shannelle Sanchez)

Shannelle Sanchez

Irvine Valley College’s Model United Nations team presented four controversial topics during the Global Policy Forum late evening on Feb. 28, 2013.

The Global Policy Forum was held at IVC’s BSTIC building. Tickets for this event cost $5 and all proceeds went towards the MUN fund as well as the money donated from the bake sale that was hosted before the event. 

“They did an amazing job they addressed some topics that were kind of controversial but they really just kind of did it in an open minded way,” Patricia Bylsma, 22, environmental science major said.

The MUN fundraiser night started off with professor Crammer, the IVC MUN club advisor, introducing the guests to the topics that will be discussed and presented by the MUN’s following members, Max Simon: Education; David Sadakane: Religion; Jibran Samla: Medicine; and Eric Hanson: Cyber Warfare.

One of the many controversial topics discussed was religion. David Sadakane, asked guests to think of where we would be in this world without religion. Religion and God played a big part in society and it requires an individual to accept a specific set of moralities and laws.

“Religion is one of the few concepts that has followed humanity closely throughout its existence,” Sadakane said.

According to Max Simon’s research, education does not promise graduates a career. Student’s going to a college or university need to know how important it is to do things that are going to set you apart the rest of the world.

“Out of the 3 highest paying jobs in the United States, only one need a degree (informational techs),” stated Simon, IVC student, MUN team member. 

Jibran Samla presented his speech on today’s modern medicine and the effect it has on Americans. In today’s modern medicine negative practices have become standard and because of that we “handed ourselves over to doctors and medications,” Samla said.

Cyber warfare is the next threat to national security according to Eric Hanson. “Wars use to be conducted with swords, then firearms, and eventually nuclear weapon but today the weapons consists of hackers, bots and for those of you computer savvy people denial of service attacks,” stated Hanson, IVC student, MUN team member. Cyber space has made todays world vulnerable to a new kind of attack.

Students were definitely entertained with IVC’s MUN’s global policy forum.

“I thought they addressed the questions very professionally, and the questions that are more on the questionable side or could possibly offend people they addressed in very professional ways as to not offend anyone. I thought they did a great job. I was entertained and I’m glad I came,” Gabriel Masri, 21, computer science major said.

IVC’s MUN team will be traveling to New York the second week of March to compete with other MUN teams across the nation.

If you are interested in joining IVC’s MUN club please contact Professor Crammer

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