Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE CHINA 2020
Date: 14 -16 August 2020
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.
Welcome to MITMUNC China 2020
It is our utmost pleasure and distinct privilege to cordially invite you to the fourth annual edition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Model United Nations Conference (MITMUNC) China. Normally held in the magnificent city of Shanghai, MITMUNC China is adapting to unprecedented times by bringing you a virtual conference. It is our greatest priority to ensure the safety of our staff and delegates in addition to leveraging modern technologies to maximize accessibility for a diverse audience.
MITMUNC China marks an important cornerstone in the history of MITMUNC as our first conference series taking place outside of the United States. MITMUNC China 2020 is a multi day conference taking place on August 14-16. It is an unparalleled opportunity to meet and collaborate with other bright, motivated high school students from all over China. Students will engage in cultural exchange, practice negotiating and compromising through structured debate, and work together and innovate to solve the pressing issues of today and the future. We are excited to offer six committees, all with interesting and relevant topics that range from technologically to socially focused, transporting you from the special international task force responding to the disparate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the private conference rooms of Alibaba. We are very grateful for the help of ASDAN China, our generous partner who is co-hosting this conference along with us.
Thank you, and I hope you will decide to join us for MITMUNC China 2020. See you there!
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
Winners are invited to the United States to participate in the 2021 MITMUNC
Addressing Global Health and Security Issues for a Better World
Sarah Quraishi has been a part of MITMUNC as a chair, Director of Public Relations, Director-General, and now Secretary-General. Outside of academics, she is part of the Lightweight Women's Rowing Team, Vice President of Community Relations for Pi Beta Phi sorority, and a member of Sustainable Energy Alliance. Sarah enjoys singing and traveling in her free time.
Sohini Kar is a part of several organizations at MIT, including the Machine Intelligence Committee, Women Business Leaders, and the College of Computing Student Advisory Group. She has been a part of MITMUNC for two years. In her free time, she likes to paint, read, travel, and listen to music.
Ting Li spent the past year reading political philosophy at the University of Oxford. She was born in Beijing and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Outside of MITMUNC, she is involved in a sorority, a startup, and a business club. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and traveling.
Diane Zhang is a rising sophomore from Westchester County, NY studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology as well as potentially Spanish. She is part of a Design for America sustainability team and does bioinformatics research at MIT. Diane likes to read, play the violin and tennis, hike, and ski in the winter.
Stuti Khandwala is a rising sophomore from India studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology and possibly Chemistry. She participated in Model UN since high school. She is a bio-maniac and is currently working on the Coronavirus genome structure. She is highly involved in research across diverse departments at MIT. Stuti likes to randomly chat with family and stream cooking videos in her spare time.
Karunya Sethuraman graduated from MIT in May. She has participated both as a delegate and as a chair in conferences and organized MITMUNC at MIT, holding the position of Secretary-General for two years. On campus, she was part of a sorority, Pi Beta Phi, and ProjX, a club that funds student projects. Karunya likes to listen to music, read, and travel.
Daniela Velez is a rising sophomore studying Computer Science with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning. She has been involved in Model UN for the past five years, also serving on staff at NHSMUN in New York and MEI (Model Economic Institutions) in Madrid. She is also on exec for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, involved in entrepreneurship and CSAIL research, and part of the piano program. In her free time, she loves to zoom with friends, read, listen to music, and play tennis and basketball.
Isy Osubor is a rising senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a double minor in Literature and Business Management. She is an international student from Nigeria and spends much of her time with the African Students Association and performing with the Afro-Carribean dance group on campus, Sakata Afrique. She is also the head of recruitment for her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and loves spending time in her sorority house. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and exercising
Octavio Vega is a rising junior at MIT. He previously served as chair of MITMUNC's Disarmament and International Security Committee as well as Secretary-General. He is also a staff writer for the Harvard International Review, president of the Arab Student organization, Chief Financial Officer for the MIT Sustainable Energy Alliance, and Vice-President of Maseeh Hall. Octavio loves exploring, learning, going on adventures, hanging out with friends, reading, and the Avengers.
Time: 14th-16th August 2020 Language: English
|July 31||All day: Distribution of Background Guides and training packages|
|August 5||19:00-21:00：MIT IDEA HACKATHON "YUN" meeting,online topic interaction and discussion|
|August 6||19:00-21:00：Starting: How to write position paper|
|August 8||All day: Position paper first review|
|August 11||All day: Submit the position paper|
|August 12||19:00-21:00：Cross debate|
|09:15-12:30：Opening Ceremony&Ice breaking&Committee Session 1|
|13:00-18:00：Committee Session 2&3|
|19:00-22:00：MIT Virtual Tour|
|August 15||09:00-12:30：Committee Session 4|
|13:00-15:30：Committee Session 5|
|15:30-18:00：Committee Session 6|
|August 16||09:00-12:00：Committee Session 7|
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
Winners will be invited to:
United States to participate in the 2020 MITMUNC
1. You can register here.
2. After your registration to MITMUNC China has been confirmed, you will receive an email with more information to complete payment.
30th July 2020
*Background guides will be released on July 30th, and please keep in mind that the deadline for position paper is August 5th.
For scholarship opportunities, refer to the MITMUNC Website for application.
1.After registration and payment, if any students withdraw before 15th July, 20% of delegate fee will be refund.
2.After registration and payment, if any students withdraw from 16th July – 30th July we will provide 50% refund of delegate fee.
3.From 31st July, all the application for refunding are not acceptable.
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