Model United Nations Conference
THE 2nd ANNUAL PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE MODEL UN CONFERENCE
April 3, 2020
"Paying It Forward: Striving to Build a Sustainable Future"
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
3:30 – 4 p.m.
Awards and closing ceremony
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
The General Assembly will be chaired by Ms. Hannah Pressley.
Topic: Expanding youth involvement in combating climate change
International Renewable Energy Agency
The International Renewable Energy Agency will be. chaired by Ms. Hannah McElroy.
Topic: Increase the Use of Renewable Energy Sources
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.
Member State Matrix
|Antigua & Barbuda||x||x|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||x||x|
|Lao People`s Democratic Republic||x||x|
|Republic of Korea||x||x|
|Republic of Moldova||x||x|
|Trinidad & Tobago||x||x|