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Model United Nations Conference 2024
Saturday, April 6, 2024

We welcome high school delegates from across the state as Marian University hosts its inaugural Model United Nations Conference. We are excited to join the ranks of programs run throughout the country and the world with the goals of furthering understanding about the United Nations, educating participants about world issues and promoting peace and the work of the United Nations through cooperation and diplomacy.

Through public speaking, critical thinking, and in-depth research, the Model UN experience allows students to cultivate skills and enrich their global affairs knowledge. MU-MUN is dedicated to empowering students with tools and experiences that prepare them to be the next generation of global leaders.

Delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of international politics and global affairs
  • Develop insights into the importance of diplomacy and conflict resolution
  • Practice public speaking and debate techniques
  • Learn the procedures and practices of the United Nations;
  • Participate in collaboration and negotiation activities in order to facilitate effective international dialogue
  • Develop leadership qualities and teamwork skills through active participation in Model UN simulations
  • Network with like-minded individuals passionate about international relations
  • Learn how to draft policy briefs
  • Draft and propose policy resolutions

Conference Theme and Itinerery

The Future Is Now: Navigating Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Dilemmas
Saturday, April 6, 2024

7:30 AMDelegate Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM

Opening Ceremony
9:15 AMCommittee Sessions
Noon         Lunch
1 PM           Committee Sessions

3:30 PM          

Closing Ceremony & Award Presentations


The Future Is Now: Navigating Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Global Security Dilemmas

  • General Assembly
    • Artificial Intelligence, Technological Advancement and International Security
  • Security Council
    • Artificial Intelligence and Drone Warfare
  • Human Rights
    • Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies

Have Questions?

Melissa J. Buehler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Global Studies
MU-MUN Director
(317) 955-6336

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