Harvard Model United Nations comes to a close
The Hindu | Aug 17, 2015
The fifth season of the Harvard Model United Nations, an international conference co-hosted by the Harvard International Relations Council and MUNCafe, began in Hyderabad on August 13. It is being held at HICC.
FLAME University, HMUN India 2015’s lead partner, had a team of professors coming to take workshops. This year’s conference contains an elite set of speakers, including actress, director and social advocate Nandita Das, who was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the conference.
Day 2 of the conference saw Pradeep Singh, an ex-IAS officer, and Stanford and Harvard alumni, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, in action through a live webinar. The other speakers who interacted with the participants included Dr. William Selvamurthy, a DRDO veteran, Ani Choying Drolma, a Buddhist nun and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal, Birad Rajaram Yajnik, a fine print author, entrepreneur and curator for peace, truth and ahimsa, besides others.
Following all the committee sessions on the first three days, there will be social nights for the delegates as well. The international conference has over 1,400 high school students from over 14 countries assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national Cabinets. Following debating on important global issues that confront world leaders, they will then draft resolutions in response to these issues.
Participants are expected to develop their abilities to work with others who are equally motivated and passionate about the topics of debate.