This past weekend was a very busy one filled with multiple Model United Nations conferences going on around the world such as BarMUN IV, GTMUN, EHSMUN, Royal Russell MUN, KnightMUN X, and the Delhi University Model United Nations (DUMUN). And this weekend will be a major showdown on the college circuit as students compete at the NCSC conference hosted by Georgetown.
Boston Area Model United Nations (BarMUN IV)
This year, BarMUN IV is taking the “UN” out of “MUN” by running only non-United Nations bodies. Instead, BarMUN is featuring a wide array of crisis committees on two tracks, one modern set in 2011, and one historical set in 1931. BarMUN is also a fully integrated crisis conference. That means that all delegates on each committee track can interact with each other, making for an incredibly dynamic crisis experience.
The University of Pennsylvania won Best Large Delegation and Brown University took home Outstanding Large Delegation. The University of Texas at Austin won Best Small Delegation and Middlebury College received the Outstanding Small Delegation. .
Georgia Tech Model United Nations (GTMUN)
The 14th annual Georgia Tech Model United Nations (GTMUN) conference was the largest in the history of the conference and teams from throughout Georgia and Florida and as far away as Illinois made for a highly intense and dynamic debate in every one of its 14 traditional UN committees.
Port Charlotte High School won its 11th consecutive George P. Burdell Cup (Best Delegation) for representing the USA and also received an Outstanding Delegation for representing Pakistan. The University of Chicago Lab School won an Outstanding Delegation as well for representing Romania. Other award winners included Gulf Coast High School and Centennial High School.
Edison High School Model United Nations (EHSMUN)
Edison High School in Huntington Beach hosted its EHSMUN conference this past weekend. Nearly 600 delegates from Southern California and the United Kingdom attended the two-day conference this past weekend. The conference itself was also very colorful, with country flags and committee banners decorating the classrooms and the halls — the only thing more colorful was the dais staff’s outfits!
Best Large Delegations went to Mira Costa High School and Huntington Beach High School. Best Medium-Sized Delegations went to Mission Viejo High School and Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Finally, Best Small Delegations went to Laguna Beach High School and St. Margaret’s School. Other schools with multiple award winners included Cerritos High School and Tustin High School.
KnightMUN X was held this past weekend at the University of Central Florida. It was their largest conference to date, with 21 schools and 400 delegates participating, making it the second largest conference in the state of Florida.
Canterbury School came away with the top school award, as well as 1st place gavels in 4 of the 7 committees.
Royal Russell Model United Nations
The Royal Russell Model United Nations Conference is the oldest annual conference in the United Kingdom and this year celebrated its 30th anniversary. The conference lasted four days and is run every October at the Royal Russell School with the majority of delegates staying on site. This year there were over 80 delegations from British and International Schools with delegates coming from Italy, Germany, Ireland, Greece, the USA, Japan, and the UK.
The three Outstanding Delegation awards this year were won by St. Andrews School in Dublin, Terenure College in Dublin, and Haberdashers Boys School in London.
National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC)
Since 1972, NCSC has served as a dynamic forum for detailed debate on the world’s most serious crises. Each year, internationally-minded Georgetown University students work tirelessly to provide an unforgettable NCSC experience for over 500 of the nation’s best Model United Nations delegates. The conference remains firmly committed to continuing the NCSC tradition of intimate, innovative, and predominantly crisis-based committees respected for their substantive strength.
As a major conference, NCSC will be hosting a Conference Leadership Meeting to bring college leaders together like they did last year. Since the conference falls on Halloween weekend in the United States, NCSC features social events such as Trick-or-Treating on Embassy Row and a Halloween Party. The Secretary-General this year is Michael Lopesciolo.
The University of Chicago won Best Large Delegation last year and the University of Pennsylvania won an Outstanding Large Delegation last year. But U.Penn has won two Best Large Delegations in a row this month — will they make it three at NCSC? Harvard and West Point won the small delegation awards last year, but we’ve already seen plenty of new small delegation award winners so far this year such as UMass Amherst, Colgate, and Texas. With so many smaller programs attending their first conference of the year this weekend, will another upstart outshine the “traditional powers” at NCSC?
Best Delegate will be liveblogging at NCSC! We hope to see you there!
- Southeast Michigan Model United Nations Assembly (SEMMUNA), Royal Oak, Michigan
- Panama Model United Nations (PanaMUN), Panama City, Panama
- Amman Model United Nations (AMMUN), Amman, Jordan
- National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) – Georgetown, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
- Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN), Oxford, United Kingdom
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