Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE CHINA 2018
Date: Aug 24th -26th,2018
MITMUNC is a premier Model UN conference in which students from all over the world come together to solve the most pressing issues facing society today. Every February, over hundreds of high school students from different corners of the globe will come together at MIT’s internationally recognized campus to participate in MITMUNC. MITMUNC China will be run by talented MIT undergraduate students who, apart from their diverse academic and extracurricular endeavors, are interested in fueling the conversations that will lead towards the solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
Letter from the Secretary-General
Dear Advisors and Delegates,
It is my distinct honor and privilege to invite you to the very first iteration of the annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Model United Nations Conference in China!
MITMUNC is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s premier Model United Nations conference for high school students, organized and ran in its entirety by many talented M.I.T. undergraduate students who, apart from their diverse academic and extracurricular endeavors, are interested in fueling the conversations that will lead towards the solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. This year, we are pleased and very excited to co-host our first conference chapter in China, with our enthusiastic co-host, ASDAN China.
MITMUNC China was conceived out of a desire to expand our homegrown conference’s international presence and reach to eager high school students. MITMUNC China will introduce students to the rewarding challenges of research, policy-making, and presentation. At its core, MITMUNC China’s mission strongly resonates with M.I.T.’s recently launched Campaign for a Better World, pushing delegates to use education, research, and innovation with a passion for serious impact.
Throughout their time at MITMUNC China, delegates will learn about different countries, territories, and cultures, and be tasked with peacefully negotiating and debating upon the controversial array of social, economic, and even scientific and technological dilemmas that inhibit long-term growth in the world.
I hope that you can join us in this exciting endeavor: the entire MITMUNC China staff and I look forward to hosting you in the summer!
William A. Rodriguez
MITMUNC China Secretary General
William A. Rodriguez
MIT Computer Science, Economics
MITMUNC China Secretary General
Why MITMUNC China?
Broaden students' horizons in international politics and economics
Develop public speaking, debating, reading and research skills
Make new friends from all over the world
Outstanding delegates will gain ASDAN Leadership Awards
Winners are invited to the United States to participate in the 2018 MITMUNC
Open Borders, Technology, and International Peace & Cooperation
Hello! My name is Justin and I am a third year student at MIT, with a major in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Political Science. Some of my interests are space exploration, systems design and engineering, and international politics. I am originally from New York but enjoy living in Boston and traveling as much as possible. I have been involved in Model UN since coming to MIT and have participated as both a delegate and a chair in several Model United Nations conferences around the world. I am really looking forward to being a director at this summer's MITMUNC in Shanghai!
I am a rising sophomore at MIT, studying Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. I grew up in California, and participated in Model United Nations in high school both as a delegate at various conferences, and as a chair at my high school’s Model UN conference. Some of my favorite Model UN committees dealt with economic and social issues, and I hope that this one will come to be one of your favorites! At MIT, I am part of the sorority Pi Beta Phi, MITMUNC, the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, a musical theater group, and research how to prevent scale formation on surfaces. My other interests include learning new languages, traveling, reading, and quilting. If you have questions about MIT, college, or Model UN, I’d be happy to talk to you! I hope you’re ready for three exciting days of debate!
Hello,I'm Amro Alshareef and I will your chair this year for the World Health Organization committee. I am a rising sophomore at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Robotics. I participated in my high school Model United Nations team for the previous four years, and so I am very excited to be your chair this year! At MIT I am involved in the Solar Electric Vehicle team and the Club Soccer team, as well as the Chess club and the Debate team. I am very excited to chair for this year’s first ever MITMUN China Conference!
Madeline Zhang is a freshman at MIT studying Computer Science. During her high school years in California, she was extensively involved in Model United Nations as the President of her school's MUN club, winning numerous research awards and going to many conferences throughout the years. She is now the Director of Business of MITMUNC. She has a passion for political science and is very honored and excited to be acting as a Director of MITMUNC China. In her free time, she enjoys running, singing, listening to music, and binging weird TV shows.
My name is Alexander Dimitrakakis and I am from Athens, Greece. I am an undergraduate at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am interested in robotic surgery research and in the medical device field in general, in which I aspire to work in. My research currently focuses on the development of an new blood pressure imager based on visual data. Mathematics has always been one of my greatest academic interests, so in high school I took part in multiple math competitions. This inspired me to become a math tutor for high school students here at MIT. My interests outside of academia include basketball, music and debating. I have been playing basketball for over 10 years now on both competitive and recreational teams. As the CFO of MITMUNC I welcome you to the conference and hope you get the most out of this unique experience.
Dear delegates, My name is Arjun and I will shortly be entering my third year of studies at MIT. I am currently pursuing a joint degree in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Business. Outside of the classroom, I am an active member of a fraternity on campus, which is a very rewarding experience. Additionally, I enjoy doing research into sports and sports analytics. I am very excited to be a part of the first edition of MITMUNC China this year and look forward to interacting with delegates and experiencing Chinese culture firsthand. I will be directing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) committee and I hope to stimulate some passionate debate about some of the world's most pressing issues. See you all in August!
Time: 24-26th August 2018 (Friday - Sunday) Location: Shanghai Language: English
|17:00-19:00: Students arrive|
|19:00-20:00: Opening ceremony by Secretary-General & Invited Speaker|
|20:00-22:00: 1st Committee Session|
|09:00-12:00: 2nd Committee Session|
|13:00-16:00: 3rd Committee Session|
|16:30-19:30: 4th Committee Session|
|20:30-21:30: Ivy League Session|
|09:00-12:00: Final (5th) Committee Session|
|14:00-15:00: Closing Ceremony & Awards|
Each committee will present the following awards:
Best Delegate: 1 delegate
Best Position Paper: 1 delegate
Outstanding Delegate: 4 delegates
Honorable Mention: 5 delegates
All delegates will receive:
Certificate of Completion from MITMUNC CHINA
The top 40% of excellent delegates:
'Leadership Award' from ASDAN
- Registration: Go to the official registration websitewww.seedasdan.org/mitmunc_en.jsp to register online and select your payment method.
- Apply Offline: Call ASDAN China to ask for an application form with payment instructions.
24-26th August 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
- If you quit before 20th July 2018, 20% of the participation fee and logistics fee will be deducted and the remainder will be refunded.
- If you quit after 20th July 2018, 75% of the participation fee and logistics fee will be deducted and the remainder will be refunded.
- Beijing: C3-1807, Tianchang Yuan, Olympic Media Center, Chaoyang District
Tel: 010-84828941 / 42
- Shanghai: 2A05-2, Building 8, Fudan Software Park, Sanmen Road, Baoshan District
Tel: 021-55789138 / 39
- Shenzhen: 15 A07, Building 3, The United States and Technology Plaza, Nanshan District
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org