Model U.N. Conference

 

           6th PMUN Conference

 

 

Plymouth State University’s Model U.N. would like to invite your Model U.N. or interested high-school students to our fifth annual PMUN Conference. At the conference students will engage themselves in debate, discussion, and conflict resolution on topics of international importance such as terrorism, environmental sustainability, economic development and human rights. We hope that you will join us in our efforts to continue to bring the United Nations to New England in an exciting way!

When: April 5th – 6th, 2014
Registration:  November 11, 2013–February 10, 2014
Register Online or download Mail-in Form

This year PMUN will simulate:

 

Security Council (UNSC): crimes against humanity

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC):  Use of Drones

General Assembly (UNGA):   Cyber-Security and Surveillance

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 5th

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies

 

Keynote Speaker: Katherine S. Hunter

Katherine Hunter is a Senior Deputy Country Representative (on leave) and recently posted in Afghanistan. There, she oversaw finance, administration, human resources; coordinated the annual planning process and program support; and managed small programs. Prior to this, she was the coordinator of the Luce Scholars Program, managing annual placements of young American leaders in Asian organizations through cooperation with the Foundation’s country offices in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Previously, she served as The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Timor-Leste where she managed programs in legal reform, legislative development, conflict management, and civil society development, and as the senior director of women’s programs in Indonesia, where she managed major initiatives in budget policy transparency and civil society advocacy, as well as women’s participation in democratic, legal, and economic development. Before that, Ms. Hunter served as the Foundation’s country representative in Mongolia, directing the country program in governance and law, economic reform and development, and women’s political participation. She developed new program initiatives in local government budget transparency, designed the first survey of the business community on corruption, and expanded the women’s participation program to rural areas.

Ms. Hunter joined the Foundation in 1988 as a program officer for the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs. She has subsequently served as a program officer for South Asia in San Francisco, program officer for Women’s Political Participation in Washington where she coordinated regional women’s programs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and as assistant country representative in Bangladesh and Mongolia. She has worked more than 20 years in international development, including 15 years resident in Asia.

Education: B.A. in history from Mount Holyoke College; M.A. in museum practice from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

10:45 – 12:00 pm: Training Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm: Committee Session
3:45 – 5:30 pm: Committee Session 3
5:30 – 7:30 pm: Hotel Check-in
7:30 – 10:30 pm: Social Event

 

Sunday, April 6th

9:00 – 10:30 am: Committee Session 4
10:45 – 12:20 pm: Committee Session 5
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch/ Closing Ceremonies

We have made arrangements with

Days Inn Campton
536-3520
1513 US Route 3
Campton, NH 03223

($65.40/per room +tax –includes continental breakfast- based on quad occupancy)

When you contact the hotel for reservation please mention PSU Model UN Conference to receive this rate.
We will be providing shuttle service from/to PSU Saturday evening and Sunday Morning.

 

For more information please contact:
Filiz Otucu (PMUN Advisor)
603-535-3068 or fotucu@plymouth.edu
Nikki-Ann Nunes, nanunes@plymouth.edu