Model United Nations Conference

THE 2nd ANNUAL PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE MODEL UN CONFERENCE

April 3, 2020

"Paying It Forward: Striving to Build a Sustainable Future"

PCMUN Mission

The PCMUN seeks to provide high school students with an opportunity to expand their global education and apply their knowledge in a simulation environment to solve global issues. Consistent with PC’s mission to serve the greater community, this is an outreach program by the Model UN Club at Presbyterian College to engage high school students with a view to promoting global awareness, compassion, and collaboration in the global community.

More information will be coming soon! For inquiries, please email pcmun@presby.edu.

Welcome Letter from the Secretary-General

Esteemed Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and Friends,

On behalf of our PCMUN staff, I am excited to welcome you to our Second Annual Presbyterian College Model United Nations Conference for pre-college students and I look forward to seeing everyone on April 3, 2020 on the lovely campus of Presbyterian College. PCMUN seeks to promote global understanding, facilitate learning of global issues, and enhance students’ problem-solving skills in a simulation environment. Participants are expected to research the issues beforehand and create resolutions at the conference. In this process, students will be able to tackle an issue from the perspective of a Member State, propose a solution on their behalf, and work diplomatically with representatives of other Member States in an engaging experiential learning environment.

This year, the theme of our conference is: Paying It Forward: Striving to Build A Sustainable Future, which was inspired by the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit and the impassioned speech by Greta Thunberg, a young climate activist. Our conference consists of three committees: the General Assembly Plenary (GA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with each area focusing on a specialized area of sustainable development.

Our staff is working diligently to put this conference together and we cannot wait to see you on campus! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at pcmun@presby.edu.

 

Respectfully,

Kailynn Turner
Secretary-General
PCMUN 2020

Tentative Schedule

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Stefan Wiecki | Professor of History | Presbyterian College

Dr. Stefan Wiecki

Professor of History

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Check-in and reception at the Cornelson center

9 – 10 a.m.

Opening ceremony with a keynote speech by Dr. Wiecki in Kuhne Auditorium

10 a.m. – Noon

First session commences

Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch in GDH

1 – 3 p.m.

Second session commences

3 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Awards and closing ceremony

Registration

Schools interested in participating in PCMUN should complete the registration form linked below. The early bird registration fee is $15 per student received by Feb. 28, 2020, which includes a buffet luncheon at the Greenville Dining Hall. There are no charges for faculty chaperons. Regular registration is $20 per student received by March 16, 2020, and on-site registration is $25.

A check payable to “Presbyterian College” should be mailed to Ms. Cynthia Stoddard, 503 S. Broad St., Clinton, SC, 29325. For inquiries, please send an email to pcmun@presby.edu.

Registration rules: please review the country matrix to ensure the availability of countries before submitting the registration form. Once you are assigned a country, you are also responsible for representing that country in all committees as noted in the country matrix. You may assign one or two students to represent one country in the General Assembly and the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. David Z. Liu is Associate Professor of Political Science at Presbyterian College (PC), who received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his B.A. in International Relations from Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China. He offers courses on East Asian Politics, International Relations and Political Economy.

Dr. Liu has been serving as the faculty advisor of the Model United Nations Club since its inception in spring 2017. Along with a group of PC students who share the passion for global learning and the desire to engage the global community for the betterment of the humanity, he endeavors to bring the global education to the larger community through the PCMUN and to encourage students at all levels to think about a world beyond their own and to become a responsible and contributive member of the global community.

General-Assembly

The General Assembly will be chaired by Ms. Hannah Pressley.

Topic: Expanding youth involvement in combating climate change

Hannah Pressley | Model UN | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Hannah Pressley's bio

My name is Hannah Pressley, and I am a senior at Presbyterian College, majoring in Political Science and History. I am from Boiling Springs, South Carolina where I attended Boiling Springs High School and the Scholars Academy. After college, I plan to attend law school and pursue a legal career. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, snuggling with my cats, and watching movies. I am so excited to serve as the chair of UNDP at our 2nd PCMUN Conference. I look forward to discussing issues on sustainable development with you, which affect not only our world today but also the generations to come.

International Renewable Energy Agency

The International Renewable Energy Agency will be. chaired by Ms. Hannah McElroy.

Topic: Increase the Use of Renewable Energy Sources

Hannah McElroy | Model UN | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Hannah McElroy's bio

 

Hi! My name is Hannah McElroy and I am from Sumter, South Carolina. I am currently a Sophomore, with a double major in Education and History. I am also a wrestler on the women’s team at Presbyterian College. I am the secretary of PC’s Model United Nations club. I chose MUN, because I believe that global awareness is essential to understand people’s different points of views and beliefs. I am excited to serve as the chair of IRENA of the 2nd PCMUN conference this year and can not wait to meet you in person in April!

Topic: Open agenda & simulation games

Note: This committee requires double delegations, i.e., two students representing each country. During the conference, students will receive simulation packets to resolve international crisis scenarios.

Lance Harvey '19 | Model UN Nations Conference 2019 | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Lance Harvey’s bio

My name is Broxton Lance Harvey Jr. and I am senior at Presbyterian College from Atlanta, Georgia. I am majoring in Political Science with a Pre-Law minor with plans of attending law school. I have been an active member of Model UN for two years. For the PCMUN Conference, I will be serving as the Assistant Secretary General. In addition, I will be the presiding chair over the Security Council (SC). The Security Council will be a unique opportunity to research, discuss and resolve international conflicts. Additional information about myself is that I love outdoors, politics, sports, and gaming.

Member State Matrix

Member StateGAPLENIRENASC
Afghanistanxx
Albaniaxx
Algeriaxx
Antigua & Barbudaxx
Argentinaxx
Australiaxx
Azerbaijanxx
Bangladeshxx
Belarusxx
Belgiumxx
Beninxx
Bosnia & Herzegovinaxx
Botswanaxx
Burkina Fasoxx
Cameroonxx
Chad
Chinaxx
Cote d`Ivoirexx
Croatiaxx
Cubaxx
Cyprusxx
Czech Republicxx
Denmarkxx
Dominican Republicxx
Egyptxx
Estoniaxx
Ethiopiaxx
Finlandxx
Francexx
Georgiaxx
Germanyxx
Ghanaxx
Guineaxx
Guyanaxx
Haitixx
Indiaxx
Iranxx
Iraqxx
Italyxx
Japanxx
Jordanxx
Kazakhstanxx
Kenyaxx
Kuwaitxx
Lao People`s Democratic Republicxx
Libyaxx
Luxembourgxx
Malawixx
Malaysiaxx
Mauritaniaxx
Mauritiusxx
Montenegroxx
Netherlandsxx
New Zealandxx
Nigeriaxx
Norwayxx
Pakistanxx
Panamaxx
Peruxx
Philippinesxx
Portugalxx
Republic of Koreaxx
Republic of Moldovaxx
Russian Federationxx
Rwandaxx
Samoaxx
Saudi Arabiaxx
Senegalxx
Somaliaxx
South Africaxx
Spainxx
Sri Lankaxx
Swedenxx
Switzerlandxx
Thailandxx
Togoxx
Trinidad & Tobagoxx
Turkeyxx
Uganda
United Kingdomxx
United Statesxx
Uruguayxx
Venezuelaxx
Yemenxx
Zimbabwexx