University of New Haven
Model United Nations
NMUN Japan 2022
NMUN DC 2022
Visiting the Swedish desk officers.
NMUN Japan 2022
High School Conference
December 3, 2022
November 15-25, 2023
April 9-14, 2023
The award-winning University of New Haven Political Science Model United Nations program began in the fall of 2014. Today, the program includes over 50 students from a diverse set of majors competing in 5 national conferences and organizing 2 high school MUN conferences each year.
The program's foundation is the MUN course (PSCI 2244). Its goal is to help students increase their global awareness and develop a variety of personal and professional skills. Its focus on critical thinking, writing, reading, communication, networking, public speaking, interaction, and strategic skills gives students a competitive edge in the pursuit of a variety of careers and graduate programs.
Over the years, the UNewHaven MUN has grown from a student club to a professionally-run course and program allowing it to quickly rise in competitiveness and success. Today, the larger UNewHaven MUN program consists of a variety of endeavors including NMUN Washington D.C., Model G20, NMUN Germany, ChargerMUN High School Conference each fall, and the Yale Int'l Policy Conference, NMUN New York, CrisisMUN High School Conference, ZMUN Conference, Spies & Lies Simulation, the MUN Summer Academy each spring/summer.
The program proudly boasts alumni working for:
Members of Congress (Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Don Beyer, Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Jared Golden, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Tim Kaine)
Federal Government (Depts. of State, Defense, Commerce, Justice, Americorps)
Nat'l security firms (Booz Allen Hamilton, Securitas)
Think tanks (The Atlantic Council, Wilson Center, Middle East Institute for Near East Policy, Heritage Foundation, American Foreign Policy Council, American Enterprise Institute)
NGOs (US Institute of Peace, Pan-American Foundation, The Black Institute, UN-Habitat, Sandy Hook Promise)
Multi-Nationals (Lockheed Martin, Finn Partners, Deloitte, JP Morgan)
Legal Firms/Gov't (RSM LLP, Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York)
Legislative Affairs (Normandy Group, Invariant, American Beverage Association, Global Cold Chain Alliance)
Local Government (Rep. Dorinda Borer, Senator Russ Morin, Mayor Nancy Rossi, Mayor Ed O'Brien, Hartford Public Schools)
Former students have also enrolled in top law & graduate schools such as Georgetown University, University of Virginia, Sciences Po University-Paris, King's College-London, George Mason University, Indiana University-Bloomington, George Washington University, University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac University, & American University.
The MUN program is also proud to have received numerous outstanding delegation team awards and outstanding position paper and delegate individual awards at 20 consecutive National MUN conferences and Model G20 summits. Moreover, the UNH MUN program has won the top award of Outstanding Delegation for 12 straight semesters.
The MUN course (PSCI 2244) is instructed by Dr. Chris Haynes and assisted by Dr. Howard Stoffer, Joseph Scollo, Dr. Alka Jauhari, Dr. Olena Lennon, Dr. Matthew Schmidt, Natalie Nicolas, and an executive board of student head delegates and officers. The course currently runs every Thursday from 6:30-10:30 pm in the Bergami Center for Science & Technology room 202/203. Any and all visitors are welcome to attend.
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