Model U.N. Conference


           7th PMUN Conference



Plymouth State University’s Model U.N. would like to invite your Model U.N. or interested high-school students to our Seventh 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 11th – 12th, 2015
Registration:  November 20, 2014–February 13, 2015
Register Online or download Mail-in Form

This year PMUN will simulate:


Security Council (SC): Crisis in Ukraine

Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC):   Threat of violence coming from non-state actors: ISIS

World Health Organization (WHO):  Ebola Epidemic



Saturday, April 11th

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration in Heritage Common, Samuel Reed Hall
9:00 – 10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies

Keynote Speaker:  Oliver Owcza

Oliver Owcza is a Fellow to the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, researching in the area of fragile States and International Crisis Diplomacy.

Previously, he served as Germany´s Deputy Ambassador in Kabul between 2012 and 2014. His responsibilities encompassed the whole range of the German political, military, police, development and cultural engagement in Afghanistan, including field visits to the Northern provinces.

From 2008 till 2012 he was Deputy Head of the Task Force Humanitarian Aid in the German Foreign Office. Activities included the management of German contributions to humanitarian crisis in Africa, extensive field visits, i.e. to Sudan, Chad, DR Congo and Kenya. In addition he managed the merger of the transitional aid-budget from the Ministry of Development Cooperation (BMZ) and the formulation of a new Humanitarian Aid strategy.

From 2005 to 2008 Owcza was DHM in the German Embassy in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Primary activities included the bilateral strategic partnership, trade promotion, export control and the function as NATO contact point embassy. From 2003 till 2005 he was serving as Special Advisor to SACEUR at NATO´s Strategic Headquarters (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium. As part of the US-led International Affair´s Office he advised SACEUR and DSACEUR on Eastern Europe and the Common European Security and Defense Policy.  Prior to that he was Political Officer at Germany´s Permanent Mission to NATO in Brussels, mainly involved with NATO operations in the Balkans (SFOR, KFOR).

Oliver Owcza is economist by training and was educated at Cologne University and at Ècole des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris, following to which he was granted the Master of European Management.


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 – 7:00 pm: Hotel Check-in
7:30 – 9:30 pm: Social Event

Sunday, April 12th

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


For more information please contact:
Filiz Otucu (PMUN Advisor)
603-535-3068 or
Nikki-Ann Nunes,


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Contact Us

Kathryn Melanson, Administrative Assistant
Office: Rounds Hall 110
Phone: 603-535-2335

Nikki-Ann Nunes, Administrative Assistant
Office: Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #39
Plymouth, NH 03264

Fax: 603-535-2351

Department News

Selena Clarke presented a poster at the Student Showcase of Excellence

EcoHouse and the town of Plymouth were recently featured in an issue of the “Green Energy Times.”

Steve Whitman traveled with 14 PSU students to Southern Belize to study permaculture at Maya Mountain Research Farm