Model United Nations

Model United Nations

Type: creativity

Learning outcomes: 1 – 7

I have been involved in MUN for six years, and my experience with it has greatly shaped my thinking and global awareness. I believe that MUN fulfills all the learning outcomes as it is a very wholesome and stimulating activity.

–SAN SILVESTRE MUN–

Date: September 11, 2020

For our school’s 2020 edition of MUN, we took advantage of the virtual limitations and decided to do San Silvestre’s very first international MUN conference. I was the director of the Historic Crisis Committee, and the topic was the Aftermath of the Russian Revolution. I have always loved history and was very excited to see the debate unfold; it turned out even better than I expected and I made friends from all over the world. The delegates asked great questions and put my knowledge about the topic to the test in many occasions. It was very fun to undergo an intellectual challenge instead of just keeping decorum.

–CAMBRIDGE MUN–

Date: June 6, 2020

I participated in the Special Political and Decolonization committee (SPECPOL) as China, the topic being Neocolonialism. This was a particularly rewarding experience because I had to argue and vouch for a viewpoint that I had never pondered upon because I disagreed with it. Learning about the implications of Neocolonialism showed me how easily power can and is abused in today’s world, and how complicated it is to limit it when those who have the most say in it find it convenient. Overall, it was a great experience: I was awarded a verbal commendation and San Silvestre won best large delegation.

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