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Survive and Thrive in Technical Committees

For many MUNers technical is a dirty word, a euphemism for the unfathomable, and synonymous with a dull and tedious weekend. As a result most MUNers who hail from a non-science background (i.e. 95% of you) tend to shy away from any committees discussing technical...

Tips for Double Delegating: Surviving and Thriving with a Partner

1. Contact your partner early.  This is especially important if you are with someone you don’t know.    If you don’t have time to meet in person, try a skype or hangouts meeting online.   2.  Talk to them about your strengths as delegates.  Knowing your partner and understanding how...

MUN For any Major

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...

The Art of Crisis

MUN Wisdom from Sun Tzu 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...

In Defence of the GA

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...