From the desk of the Secretary-General:
Esteemed Delegates, Advisors, and Friends,
It is my honor and pleasure to officially announce the seventeenth session of Michigan State University Model United Nations (MSUMUN) as well as the sixth session of Red Cedar Model United Nations (RCMUN).
This past year, MSUMUN XVI and RCMUN V presented a variety of innovative and stimulating committees. In our General Assemblies, delegates worked together representing sovereign nations to resolve challenging issues such as demilitarization of outer space, capital punishment, intellectual property, and labor rights. Delegates stepped into a plethora of unique roles in our Specialized Committees to discuss issues such as the refugee crisis, euroscepticism, the Iranian Revolution, the NFL’s concussion crisis, violence against women, access to credit and micro-finance, and natural disasters. In our Crisis Committees, delegates embodied the National Assembly during the French Revolution, Nixon’s Cabinet during the early 1970s, the Romanov Dynasty, and the Big Three Executives and UAW Leadership during the Treaty of Detroit. With the support of over 120 MSU volunteer staff members, we hosted nearly 750 high school students and over 200 middle school students as they engaged in two of the nation’s premier Model UN conferences held on the nation’s most beautiful college campus.
At this time, I am excited to announce that MSUMUN XVII will be held March 17-19, 2017 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on Michigan State’s campus. The members of MSUMUN and I look forward to showing delegates the best of what MSUMUN and Michigan State University has to offer. At MSUMUN, we strive to provide the dynamic and educationally enriching experience that MSUMUN as offered in the past.
I am looking forward to the sixth session of our middle school conference, RCMUN VI. The date for RCMUN will be announced soon. RCMUN has always fostered incredibly positive experiences for all of its delegates, advisors, and staff, and I am greatly pleased to see it enter its sixth session. Our exceptional Secretary-General of RCMUN, Felicity Davila, is enthusiastic to see RCMUN grow and expand as a conference. I have the utmost confidence in her vision and leadership. If for any reason you may need to contact her, Felicity can be reached at email@example.com.
As we continue to prepare for MSUMUN XVII and RCMUN VI, we plan on continuing to work with our schools, advisors, and delegates outside of the conference through our Community Outreach Program. In past years, MSUMUN and RCMUN staff members will be traveling to school in order to help students engage in research, public speaking, writing, and debate skills. I expect our Outreach Program to continue to strengthen the relationships MSUMUN and RCMUN have worked hard to develop with schools, while providing valuable educational opportunities to our students. If you are interested in our Community Outreach Program, please do not hesitate to contact our Undersecretary-General of Internal Affairs, Katie Higgs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, comments, or concert relating to either of our conferences, feel free to contact me personally at email@example.com. I, along with our fantastic staff and secretariat, look forward to working with you this year. As the Secretary-General, I am honored to be a part of this organization, and I hope to see you all at MSUMUN and RCMUN!