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Dear Model United Nations Delegates:


We invite you to the 2019 Charger Model United Nations high school conference to be held at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut on Saturday, December 7, 2019.


Our last conference brought together over 150 students from 18 area high schools. 3 schools took home Outstanding Delegation award plaques for their collective work that exemplified everything that the UN stands for.


The conference will run simulations of 3 United Nations' committees, including the Security Council, and discuss a variety of current global topics. It will also include optional position papers for the opportunity to win outstanding position paper awards.


To sign up, please email your name, phone number, email, high school name, and an approximate number of student participants to:


This is non-binding but will save your spot at ChargerMUN 2019. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!




Liv Bissanti

Director, ChargerMUN 2019


Douglas Gordon

Outreach Director, ChargerMUN 2019


Micaela O'Shea

Research Director, ChargerMUN 2019


Dr. Chris Haynes

Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of New Haven

Board Member

Washington D.C. National Model United Nations



Event Details

Date - Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Time - 8 am to 5 pm

Location - University of New Haven,                              Bucknall Theater, Bartels Hall


Mailing Address

Denise Prior

   Associate Director of Accounting

   Business Office

   University of New Haven
   300 Boston Post Rd.

   West Haven, CT 06516



Student fee - $30 per student (includes              light refreshments and all you can eat            lunch in the Charger Marketplace eatery)

Initial School Deposit - $60


Registration Deadlines

Early Registration Deadline - Sept 1, 2019

Registration & Deposit Deadline - Nov 1, 2019

Final Payment Deadline: Dec 1, 2019


Please make checks payable to:                    "University of New Haven"


Contact Info

To sign up or if you have any questions or comments, please email:

Conference Layout​

Committee Topics


Theme: Protecting Human Rights in Areas of Instability


UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Bucknall Theater):

- Topic: Responding to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

- Committee Director: Estefano Eichentopf-Palazuelos

- Assistant Director: TBD


Security Council:

- Topic: The Situation in Venezuela 

- Committee Director: Shivani Patel,

- Assistant Director: Marcin Stankevitch


Human Rights Council (Alumni Lounge)

- Topic: Ensuring the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water

- Committee Director: Jared Bowman

- Assistant Director: Aneesha Kumar



Keynote Speakers


Matthew Schmidt, Ph.D.

   Director of the B.A. Program in International                           Development & Diplomacy 

   Assistant Profesor of National Security and                             Political Science at the University of New Haven

Bio: profiles/matthew-schmidt.php




8 AM - 9 AM - Registration & Light Refreshments

9 AM - 9:30 AM - Opening Ceremonies

9:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Committee Session 1

  • SC & HRC

9:45 AM - 12 PM - Committee Session 1


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Advisor Lunch

  • Meet at Bartels Student Dining Room

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Lunch (Group 1)

  • SC & HRC

12:15 PM - 1 PM - Lunch (Group 2)

  • UNHCR 

12:45 PM - 3 PM - Committee Session 2

  • SC & HRC

1:15 PM - 3 PM - Committee Session 2 

  • UNHCR 

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Voting Bloc & Committee Awards

4 PM - 4:45 PM - Closing Ceremonies,Team Awards 

Optional Position Papers

Position Paper Guidelines

Position Paper Example

Conference Materials 

Working Paper Template 

Background Guides

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Human Rights Council

Security Council

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