Manhasset Model U.N. Club gains insight on Department of State

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Manhasset Model U.N. Club gains insight on Department of State
(Photo courtesy of Manhasset Public Schools)

The Manhasset Secondary School Model United Nations Club hosted a guest speaker on Jan. 20 to present about the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State leads the United States’ foreign policy to advance the interests and security of the American people.

Hyun “Bo” Sim visited the Secondary School to speak with students. He is a diplomat/foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State specializing in strategic communications, counterpropaganda and cultural and educational programs. Sim is currently based in Washington, D.C. working to recruit the next generation of U.S. diplomats.

Previously, Sim was based at U.S. missions in Seoul, Dubai, Baghdad, Abu Dhabi and New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American History/East Asian Language and Cultures from Columbia College, Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Sim is fluent in Arabic and Korean and also speaks Persian, Japanese and Spanish.

Students were excited to learn about the U.S. Department of State from someone who could provide their first-hand experiences. Sim provided insight into his career and a field that many of the Model UN members are interested in.

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