Dear Delegates and Advisors,
It is my immense pleasure to invite you to become a part of the third iteration of New York University's Model United Nations Conference, EmpireMUNC. It will be held from Thursday, December 1st, through Sunday, December 4th, at our very own campus. With NYU ranking top 5 on the US Collegiate Circuit, EmpireMUNC will be staffed by some of the most experienced students the collegiate circuit has to offer. EmpireMUNC III is an opportunity for high school students to compete in New York City amongst other students to experience an extremely exciting and rigorous weekend of debate, diplomacy, and social acrobatics.
Registration for EmpireMUNC III is now open. In the coming months, we will supply country assignments and confirmation of registration. As for dates, deadlines, fees, and other logistical questions, please view our website.
The creation of EmpireMUNC was spurred on by NYU Model United Nation’s increasing success as a top 5-college circuit team and as the hosts of one of the most competitive college conferences on the Model UN circuit. It was created out of a passion to teach skills of debate, speaking, writing, and diplomacy to the next generation of university students and competitors. In addition, the city, campus, and conference philosophy centers around making sure all that hard work goes hand in hand with the best possible environment to build lasting bonds of camaraderie and friendship with fellow high school delegates while debating world issues. Capitalizing on our home court advantage, we hope to host events at the United Nations, so that our delegates may meet diplomats and learn about true international diplomacy. Additionally, we hope to provide opportunities to learn more about the college environment through interactions with our staffers, professors, and campus. Detailed information about all of these events will be available on our website.
This year, EmpireMUNC has prepared a pool of exciting committees that is tailored to cover an array of interests. We will be bringing our unique mesh of committees to the High School Model United Nations circuit this year ranging from topics mired in the past and to those affecting us today. It will consist of a historical joint crisis committee, set in the tumultuous political environment of Renaissance Italy. We will also challenge the students in our general crisis with solving the chaotic mess that faces contemporary Chad, determining the new leader for USSR post Lenin whilst the USSR hangs by a thread, and maintaining authority and order over the Oceania universe in Orwell’s 1984. We also remain true to the UN in MUN with multiple General Assemblies and Specialized Committees. These committees will focus on teaching delegates about the workings of the United Nations and bring them face to face with the issues that span across continents. For a full list of committees, please visit the committees tab on the website.
EmpireMUNC hopes to educate, engage, and enthrall its delegates. If you are a veteran of our conference, welcome back for another eventful weekend. If you are new to EmpireMUNC, we will be waiting here with open arms to welcome you to the most exciting conference you will find in New York this November. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Looking forward to seeing you in November!
Best, Jenny Nguyen Secretary-General EmpireMUNC III
For more than a decade, we have been in the business of turning students into leaders. EmpireMUNC is only the most recent step of our journey.
EmpireMUNC strives to engage politically-minded high school students with the opportunity to apply their studies to the vanguard of problems and crises facing the world today. Our hope, is that through today's trials, they may rise to become tomorrow's leaders.
- Partnered with the United Nations, EmpireMUNC is one of less than 10 UN affiliated and sanctioned conferences.
- Our staff has extensive Model UN experience -immerse yourself in debate like never before.
- Located in NYC, EmpireMUNC is centrally-located, convenient, and cost-effective.
- In partnership with local charities, delegates have the opportunity to make a real-life impact on the city we share.
- One of the earliest conferences of the season, EmpireMUNC has an array of committees for every delegate's experience level.
- EmpireMUNC not only gives delegates the opportunity to engage in debate and discourse, but also tour one of the world's top research universities, NYU.
- Get the most out of your coaching -EmpireMUNC offers advisors development workshops and networking opportunities.
- Paperless conference is good for the environment -and for delegates learning.