National Model United Nations Are you interested in the United Nations and in spending a week in New York debating current international affairs while earning 6 ECTS? National Model United Nations Course The applications for NMUN 2021 will open in May 2020. There will be an online info session for students interested in the course on 11th May 2020, please check studentweb for further details. The National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York is one of the largest and most sophisticated simulations of the United Nations worldwide. Established in 1946 – one year after the foundation of the UN – the conference since has successfully taken place more than sixty times. Annually 4500 students from 250 universities worldwide gain an insight into the procedures of the United Nations. This provides students with a unique opportunity to accumulate skills in conducting diplomatic negotiations and public speaking, which could not otherwise be gained from day to day university life. Profile of Candidates Students at Bachelor’s level who do not graduate before spring 2021 and are not on exchange in autumn 2020. All majors are welcome to apply. Students will be expected to engage actively as members of the delegation by e.g. independent fundraising activities. Requirements Interest in international organisations Continued dedication throughout the year Strong communication skills and good knowledge of English International experience is a plus Application Documents CV in English without picture, but with relevant proof of English language Relevant skills (if available e.g. TOEFL) Current HSG grade transcript Short essay: Write a concise paragraph [max. 250 words] on the following topic: "During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have witnessed countries close their borders, resort to unfair means in order to secure face masks and other necessary equipment et cetera. Is international solidarity dead?" [Times New Roman, 12 pt.; 1.25-1.5 spacing] Important: Please submit your entire application as one single PDF-document. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted applications will not be considered. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com Deadline: 25 July 2020 Assignments & Course Efforts Poster Presentation [20% of final grade]: in groups of 4 poster, presentation, and hand-out on select aspect of «our» country’s culture, history, politics. Mini-simulation [10% of final grade] Position Paper [40% of final grade]: 2 page-paper to be submitted to the NMUN conference; written in groups of two. Usually needs to be written during the Christmas break; deadline depends on NMUN timeline. Quiz on Rules of Procedure [5% of final grade] Presentation of Conference Achievements [10% of final grade] Participation [15% of final grade]: passive and active course attendance plus taking care of your responsibilities as a co-organizer.