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Senior U.N. Foundation Official to Address Students at Duquesne

Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman, the senior program officer for peace, security and human rights at the United Nations Foundation, will speak at Duquesne from 9-10:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 as part of the University's annual Model U.N. Competition.Forman will address 400 area high school students who will be gathered for the competition, which is organized and hosted by Duquesne's student United Nations Council. The event provides opportunities for high school students to compete as they represent pre-assigned nations in realistic simulations of actual U.N. committees. Scholarships to Duquesne University will be awarded to the top three participants in the competition.

Forman's impressive background includes faculty appointments at The American University's School of International Service and at Georgetown University's Center for National Security Studies. She is one of the founders of the Conflict Prevention Network, a coalition of donor nations, working together to coordinate and support the reconstruction of war-torn societies. Forman has held positions with the Association of the U.S. Army's program on the Role of American Military Power in the 21st Century and with the United States Agency for International Development.

The following high schools will be sending delegates to the competition:

Baldwin High School
Bethlehem Center High School
Brentwood High School
Burrell High School
Butler Senior High School
Fort LaBoeuf High School
Fox Chapel Area High School
Franklin Regional High School
Frazier High School
Hampton High School
Highlands High School
Lakeview Christian Academy
Mt. Lebanon High School
North Allegheny High School
Peters Township High School
Riverview High School
Schenley High School
Seneca Valley High School
Trinity High School
Upper St. Clair High School
Vincentian Academy-Duquesne University
West Allegheny High School
Yough High School

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