Over 2,600 delegates braved the Chicago blizzard and made it to the Palmer House Hilton for the Model United Nations at the University of Chicago (MUNUC) conference. Secretary-General Reece Trevor kicked off Opening Ceremonies below with a speech on what delegates should expect to experience this weekend:
Keynote speaker Ambassador Daniel Simpson spoke on the importance of getting Americans involved with the United Nations and shared snippets from his interesting career in international diplomacy, including his experience teaching now-Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, his recommendation to learn Chinese, and his thoughts on Mubarak and Egypt.
He also took questions from the audience and so many students were enthusiastic about this opportunity that they formed a line all the way to the back of the room!
Delegates are clearly excited about this conference, and we can’t wait to see what will transpire in the different committees over the weekend. Check back throughout the weekend for more!