Welcome to the
Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition
January 12 - 15, 2017
As one of the country's premier high school Model United Nations conferences, CMUNCE brings together delegates from around the world to participate in a uniquely challenging, stimulating, and enriching debate experience.
We are so excited to officially present to you CMUNCE XVI— which we would fairly say is the best Model UN conference in the best city in the world. We’re not biased.
Jokes aside, we’re super excited to introduce CMUNCE XVI. CMUNCE has historically prided itself on running small crisis committees that are an immersive experience for both our delegates and our staff, and we are committed to ensure that the next year’s delegates have the same experience.
Four years ago, before I was Secretary-General or even a student at Columbia, I was Nikolai Bulganin in the CMUNCE Soviet Politburo committee, struggling with financial issues as World War II raged around our committee. I distinctly remember crisis analysts coming into the room as Stalin, soldiers, and villagers, and with each update pushing us to strategize better, compromise better, and really engage with the real world implications of the politics we discuss in a small room with old school desks.
Our small committees and dedicated staff are not all we have to offer, however – we are increasing our external programming this year, which means both bringing in more organizations to present their unique opportunities at our exposition, as well as bringing more students to diplomatic missions and the UN itself, for tours and intimate discussions with diplomats who work on the very issues many of you will be discussing in committee.
We hope all of these different activities will make the CMUNCE weekend your most dynamic Model UN experience yet, as it was for me once upon a time. We look forward to welcoming you to CMUNCE XVI on January 12-15, 2017 and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary-General, CMUNCE XVI