2018 Keynote Speaker (NU Model United Nations)
Who are we?
With over 84 undergraduate staffers and 600 high school delegates attending our annual competitive conference, Northwestern Model United Nations (NUMUN) represents a significant presence within the policy education space on campus. For fourteen years, NUMUN has organized a competitive weekend conference annually for over 600 high school students from across the United States and other countries. Additionally, NUMUN’s travel team takes trained undergraduates to compete across the country in MUN collegiate competitions.
NUMUN is dedicated to incubating meaningful interactions between students and thus to fostering global engagement with both our undergraduate staffers and high school student conference attendees. With conference preparations beginning almost a year in advance, we employ over 80 undergraduate staffer volunteers to develop NUMUN’s original conference curriculum. They work to develop the conference’s original content, crafting engaging crisis-oriented simulations. The conference aims to simulate the work of the United Nations by replicating its international focus and by facilitating meaningful dialogue between political entities across the globe and engaging young students in critical policy discussions by challenging them to craft solutions to complex global problems.
What is our project?
For the first time, NUMUN will invite the Northwestern community to attend the opening ceremonies at our annual conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our conference’s keynote speaker. Previous speakers have included Ravina Shamdasani, the current spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights; and Cody Keenan, a previous speech writer for former President Obama. We are raising $500 to cover venue costs for the speaking event and transportation costs for our speaker.