MUN For any Major

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A beginner’s guide for those without a political focus Model United Nations (MUN) conferences can be pretty intimidating, and perhaps even more so for students from disciplines which are not a part of the predominant Public Administration and Policy Management, International Relations, and Political Science fields that make up the bulk of the society. Potentially […]

The Art of Crisis

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Most delegates have only experienced crises in the context of larger, more traditional committees.  Unbeknownst to most new delegates, however, is an entire class of committee.  Crisis committees take the archetype of a calm, deliberative assembly and smash it to pieces until all that remains is a handful of harried delegates constantly checking over their […]

In Defence of the GA

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General Assemblies are the juggernauts of Model UN: unwieldy, anarchic, and seething with egos clamoring for attention and status.   As a delegation, you and your partner are outnumbered by a hive of two-hundred plus students. Your dais has only so much control, and draft resolutions morph into twenty-page omnibus monstrosities. Opportunities to speak are few and far between, and […]