Photographs and captions by Delegate of Politico, Madison Sinclair

Delegates of the European Council eagerly raise their placards as chair Christopher Brown moderates a caucus. There was not a dull moment in committee; after resolution groups formed, non-stop debate ensued over the most effective solution to the refugee crisis and surrounding xenophobia.


Grace Sauers of Laguna Beach High School, the delegate of Czech Republic, makes an argument against a resolution she thought overreaching to soverignty. Sauers, a sophomore, has flown from California to attend BOSMUNXVI alongside thirteen other delegates from her school. 


Sponsors of the resolution entitled "Step One"—Poland, France, Czech Republic, and Iceland—debate friendly amendments before they present their resolution. With a strong belief that xenophobia is learned, not inherited, the group intends to convince countries that immediate assistance achieved through youth education and social media awareness campaigns is necessary to reach young generations.