Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting the Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference on campus from Thursday-Sunday, April 18-21. More than 250 students from more than 10 Midwest colleges and universities are expected to participate.

The vision of the conference, according to the conference website, is to inspire young people to be global citizens.

Mark Ritchie, former Minnesota Secretary of State who is currently the president of Global Minnesota, will deliver a keynote speech. Ritchie’s speech, free and open to the public, will be in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom on Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

A banquet will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. Banquet tickets may be purchased at the door for $30.

For more information about the conference, contact Abdalla Battah, professor of political science, by phone at 507-389-1019 or by email at [email protected].