I Ecuador you: My Experience with Model United Nations
Hello! I’d like to delve a little bit deeper into one of my extracurricular involvements at Dartmouth: the Model United Nations Club. In high school, I participated in Model United Nations for three years and attended the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) every year. Coming into college, I knew that I wanted to continue being involved with the organization so I joined the Dartmouth club. At the moment, the group does not have a competition team - the only thing we do is run a conference for 500+ high school students. Whether we are debating important topics or making cheesy Model UN jokes with delegates (see blog post title), the Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference, or DartMUN as we abbreviate it, is loads of fun!For those of you unfamiliar with Model United Nations, here is the gist: a typical conference simulates the real United Nations by allowing delegates to engage in debate and resolution writing. Like the real United Nations, each conference has a wide variety of committees that discuss topics ranging from nuclear disarmament to the rights of indigenous people to maritime regulations. In addition to these traditional committees, many conferences offer committees with topics that are not necessarily United Nations related, but are interesting, relevant and challenge delegates to critically think about and debate other issues.