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The Great Restart: Rebooting, Restarting, and Reenergizing your Model UN Team after COVID

Model United Nations underwent a stress test for two years to see if our community could endure a pandemic-induced global lockdown. Forced onto our screens, Model UN conferences and teams adopted to the new reality with marked determination to continue. High school...

Conference Roster Announcement for 2022-2023

All-American Model United Nations is excited to announce our conference roster for the 2022-2023 academic year. After two years without the ability to travel to international conferences, we are thrilled to give our students the chance to compete internationally...

2022 Model UN Summer Academy Scholarships

After two years of pandemic-adjusted Model UN, the start of the 2022-2023 school year will largely be the great restart of Model United Nations. Most conferences will return to in-person, with hundreds or thousands of students once again returning to conferences,...

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STRATEGY

There is No Such Thing as the “Perfect Merger”

There is No Such Thing as the “Perfect Merger”

In the dynamic world of Model United Nations (MUN), where diplomacy, negotiation, and international relations are simulated, one must recognize a fundamental truth: there is no such thing as a perfect merger. MUN, as a microcosm of global diplomacy, mirrors the complexities and imperfections inherent in international relations. Embracing imperfections is essential for success in the MUN arena.

How to Avoid a Cliche Crisis Arc in Model UN

How to Avoid a Cliche Crisis Arc in Model UN

If you have done a crisis committee before, you've seen a variety of crisis arc archetypes. There's the Cult Arc, where your base asset is a cult you create to impact the committee. There's the arc where you create a shell company to fund your actions, the arc where...

COMMUNITY

There is No Such Thing as the “Perfect Merger”

There is No Such Thing as the “Perfect Merger”

In the dynamic world of Model United Nations (MUN), where diplomacy, negotiation, and international relations are simulated, one must recognize a fundamental truth: there is no such thing as a perfect merger. MUN, as a microcosm of global diplomacy, mirrors the complexities and imperfections inherent in international relations. Embracing imperfections is essential for success in the MUN arena.

Conference Recap: NAIMUN LX (2023)

Conference Recap: NAIMUN LX (2023)

In February, our United States Travel Team traveled to Washington, DC, to compete at Georgetown University's North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN).  Now in its fifty-ninth iteration, Georgetown University's North American Model United Nations...

Conference Recap: ILMUNC XXXIX (2023)

Conference Recap: ILMUNC XXXIX (2023)

In January, our United States Travel Team traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to compete at the University of Pennsylvania's Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC).  ILMUNC, known as an elite institution in the high school Model UN circuit, continues...

EDITORIAL

How to Handle Last Minute Preparation in Model UN

How to Handle Last Minute Preparation in Model UN

As expected, I recommend that you start prepping for a conference weeks in advance.  Having comprehensive solution sets, knowing your country's policy in and out, giving speeches with a refined understanding of the topic, and displaying knowledge of past failed...

The Diary of a Model UN Binder Delegate

The Diary of a Model UN Binder Delegate

I am unapologetically a binder delegate. I am someone who leverages the research that I’ve compiled before a conference to change the flow of debate during committee in a way that benefits my position. While it’s a seldom-used Model UN strategy, let me explain the...

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