In collaboration with Mr Mohamed BOUABDALLAH, Head of the UN Political Affairs Department at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 20 January, the Student Affairs and Professional Development Office (SAPDO) hosted a dynamic United Nations Security Council Simulation Game.
Fifteen selected students assumed roles as country delegations, engaging in a simulated security situation with assigned official positions and confidential missions. The objective was to defend positions publicly and sharpen negotiation skills for achieving delegation goals. The event showcased impressive talent and intellectual acumen, fostering a deeper understanding of global diplomacy and the challenges in maintaining international peace and security. The UN Security Council Simulation Game proved to be a valuable experience, enhancing diplomatic skills and providing a nuanced perspective on international relations.
About the speaker:
Mr. Mohamed BOUABDALLAH, a French career diplomat, has been the Head of the Political Affairs Department at the United Nations Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 2019. His extensive diplomatic career includes roles at the United Nations Directorate (2013-2016), Political Director (2015), and service at the French Permanent Mission in New York (2011).
Educated at Paris Dauphine University, Sciences Po Paris, and ENA, Mr BOUABDALLAH contributed to European institutions and served as a political advisor before joining the ministry. As an adjunct professor at Sciences Po Paris and ENA, he co-authored an essay on international relations and diplomacy titled Continuer l’Histoire (Fayard, 2007).