MITMUNC XV

The 15th session of MITMUNC will be held February 10-12, 2023 (in-person TBD, Sep 2022).

More information about the conference is found at: Conference Info

Welcome to MITMUNC XV!

Letter from the Secretary-Generals

Dear delegates and advisors,

It is with great pride and excitement that we formally invite you to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 15th annual Model United Nations Conference!

MITMUNC is a premier Model UN conference in which students from all over the world come together to solve the most pressing issues facing society today. This year’s conference will be held during the weekend of Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 12th, 2023, with in-person status TBD (check back Sep 2022).

At its core, MITMUNC is planned, organized, and directed by a passionate and ambitious team of MIT students that collectively form a diverse family of academic backgrounds and experiences. Our chairs and staff coordinate MITMUNC’s committees from the ground up, posing questions and controversies that even the most experienced delegates will find challenging. Our dedicated Secretariat members complement the chairs and staff by overseeing all conference preparations, months in advance of the conference in order to ensure that our delegates walk away with one of the greatest experiences of their lives.

In previous years, MITMUNC delegates grappled with complicated human rights, economic, and environmental topics such as the Syrian Refugee crisis, argued the pros and cons of nuclear energy in the International Atomic Energy Agency, and even reacted to a flurry of assassinations witnessed in the Historical Committee! Attendees also enjoyed inspiring keynote addresses by Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science at MIT and leading researcher in international relations and cyber politics, as well as Richard B. Freeman, Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. Delegates also enjoyed a well-deserved respite at the Delegate Dance social night.

We pride ourselves in hosting smaller committee sizes. This allows our attendees more freedom to contribute and distinguish themselves in their individual committee sessions. MITMUNC offers its attendees a truly unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a demanding intellectual environment, exposed to the ideas of others and tasked to employ the art of negotiation to pass meaningful resolutions.

Having experienced MITMUNC as chairs, then as Secretariat members and Secretaries-General, we are both humbled and thrilled to guide MITMUNC into its best conference yet. I now invite you to explore our brand new website to learn more about our conference. Do not hesitate in contacting us should you encounter any doubts along the way. Best of luck in the path ahead!

Sincerely,
Jo Nikolova and Diane Zhang
Secretaries-General
MIT Model United Nations Conference XV 2023

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Jo Nikolova
Secretary-General, MITMUNC XV

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Diane Zhang
Secretary-General, MITMUNC XV


MITMUNC XIV Speaker: Dr. Erik Lin-Greenberg

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Dr. Erik Lin-Greenberg is an assistant professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is involved in the MIT Security Studies Program. Before this, he studied at MIT as an undergraduate, where he then completed an M.S. in Political Science, later earning a PhD in Political Science at Columbia University. He also served in the U.S. Air Force and maintains his service on the Joint Staff in the Air Force Reserve. Dr. Lin-Greenberg’s current research spans the intersection of technology, media, international politics, and conflict, and includes more narrow focus on topics such as how emerging military technology affects conflict dynamics and use of force. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Lin-Greenberg has published in major journals and policy outlets, taught multiple undergraduate and graduate courses, for which he received the distinguished 2021 Levitan Teaching Award, and serves as a Faculty Fellow for MIT’s Burchard Scholars Program.

Previous Speakers

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Erik Lin-Greenberg
Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT
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Mark Esposito
Chief Learning Officer (CLO) at Nexus FrontierTech
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Nazli Choucri
Professor of Political Science at MIT
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Karen Dynan
Professor of the Practice at Harvard University, Department of Economics
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Esther Duflo
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT
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