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  • A Return to In-Person Model United Nations - ORIGINAL DATE: May 4, 2021 Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, and Alumni, The return to the classroom is well underway across the United States. Nearly 45% of the US adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. The FDA will consider an application by Pfizer for approval of its vaccine for 12-16… Continue Reading
  • Will Model UN Survive COVID19? Here are the Chances - The following article is a sneak peek of the type of content you can expect to find in Gavel Drop, All-American Model UN's new weekly newsletter. Sign up for free to get hot takes about Model UN, education, travel, and relationships from the All-American Model UN Director each week. Two words will soon begin to… Continue Reading
  • Virtual Model UN Transition During COVID-19 - UPDATED: March 3, 2021 ORIGINAL DATE: May 22, 2020 Dear Students, Parents, Teachers, and Alumni, I hope that you and your families are keeping well during the coronavirus crisis. Without a doubt, the global pandemic has dramatically reshaped the world from daily life to life plans. All-American Model UN began adjusting to the wake of… Continue Reading
  • Four Keys to Success in Model UN and Beyond - The multi-disciplined and multifaceted natures of Model United Nation makes Model UN a compelling and addictive activity. Much like a sport like football, baseball, or basketball, participants must master a number of different skills in order to succeed: public speaking, writing, research, negotiations, interpersonal dynamics, time management, self-drive, and more. The combination of hard skills… Continue Reading
  • Why I Refused to Scale All-American Model UN - Over the past two days, I’ve spent many hours working with one of my students to craft this college admissions essay for Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. In the eight years that I’ve owned and operated All-American Model United Nations, I’ve likely read over close to a hundred essays answering the same prompt that Georgetown… Continue Reading
  • How to Choose a Summer Program for High School Students - The debate over how high school students should spend their summers continues to grow louder. The Boston Globe ran an article entitled Summer Fun Takes a Back Seat to College Resume-Building, outlining some of the more extreme options and positing traditional summers are losing ground to enrichment activities. It is a trend on which I… Continue Reading
  • What Does it Mean to Design a Model UN Committee for Impact? - After being selected to chair or direct a committee at a Model UN conference, many people immediately begin thinking about what UN committee, agency, IGO, or national cabinet they should simulate. Chairs often will choose committees and topics that they share a connection with, whether through family, interest, or study. From there, it seems a… Continue Reading
  • Why Great Model UN Conferences Become Garbage - Most Model United Nations conferences in the United States follow the same macro patterns. Unfortunately for conferences, you have to observe them in periods longer than four years, not coincidentally the same expected time to finish undergraduate studies in the United States. Conference experience rises and falls in predictable increments if you pay attention. A… Continue Reading
  • Egyptian Loan Proposal: Revitalization of the Tourism Industry - Preliminary Analysis The Arab Republic of Egypt has had a historically stable economy and for most of 2000s had an increasingly growing economy. This was greatly due to the reforms that took place during the 1990s and continued to boost the economy through 2004 while the Egyptian government began to make a concerted effort to… Continue Reading
  • Project Title: Rural Infrastructure Development and Expansion (RIDE) - Preliminary Information Applicant Country: Costa Rica Year Admitted to IBRD: 1946[1] Population: 4,516,220 Population Growth Rate: 1.347% Currency Analysis: Exchange Rate (with US dollars): Costa Rican colones (CRC) per US dollar - 526.68 Inflation Rate: 5.8% GDP Analysis: Gross Domestic Product: $51.3 billion GDP growth rate: 3.5% GDP per capita: $11,400 Trade Analysis: Exports (in… Continue Reading

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