National Model United Nations 2009

World's Largest UN Simulation for College Students

№ 237/2008 from Jul 17, 2008

The National Model United Nations, hosting over 4,000 participants from North and South America, Asia, and Europe, is the world's largest UN simulation for college students. The next conference will be taking place April 7–11, 2009, in the Marriott Hotel in New York City. The opening ceremony and the voting procedure will be held in the headquarters of the United Nations. Each college selects a UN member state or a nongovernmental organization that it represents in various committees and international organizations. Before the conference there will be a UN study tour with briefings by high-ranking UN diplomats in the UN Headquarters. For participants from Freie Universität, there will be an interdisciplinary preparatory course held Wednesdays and Thursdays (4:00-6:00 p.m.) during the winter semester 2008/09 and the following lecture-free period.

We are looking for dedicated students from various disciplines who are interested in gaining experience as diplomats in the National Model United Nations program!

Prerequisites:

  • Very good English skills
  • Knowledge about the United Nations
  • Exceptional commitment, extending beyond the required preparatory course
  • Ability to make financial contribution to the fees (ca. 650 euros, dependent upon fundraising activities of the participants)

Please send written applications (in English, by E-mail) to Philipp Jornitz  philipp.jornitz@fu-berlin.de by September 30, 2008.

The applications should include the following:

  • CV including personal information (name, address, E-mail, phone number, age, international experience, photo)
  • Subject and semester number
  • Short text describing reasons for application (ca. 100 words)
  • “The principle of democracy – internal affair or matter of international peace and security?“. Write two separate statements for the Permanent Representatives of China and the United States, in which they explain their countries’ positions. (Both statements must be written in English; the total number of words should be ca. 600.)

Additional information may be obtained from:

Peggy Wittke
Director
Model United Nations/Model European Union
Lehrstuhl Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig
Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
Boltzmannstr. 3, 14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 - 838 547 05
Email: peg@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Ferry Bühring or Philipp Jornitz
Model United Nations/Model European Union
Lehrstuhl Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig
Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
Boltzmannstr. 3, 14195 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 - 838 530 13
Email: ferry.buehring@fu-berlin.de or philipp.jornitz@fu-berlin.de