Preparing for Negotiations in the Model UN Committee Room
It is as hard to master the arts of public speaking and debating, as it is to master the subtleties of negotiation. To the mere observer, a Model United Nations (MUN) delegate who excels at public speaking can steal the show, but both chairs and delegates know that it is negotiations where MUN’s most significant challenges lie. In fact, during committee negotiations, even the most experienced MUNers will find it difficult to meet their country’s interests, precisely as planne
Public Speaking - Conquering the Stage Fright Monster
Standing in a committee room cramped with delegates staring at you and somehow your peripheral vision keeps getting narrower, your voice shakes, your palms get sweaty, and your thoughts begin to scatter as you try to remember the exact words of the speech that is supposed to mesmerize the UN’s Secretary-General. It is almost as if you were in an out-of-body experience watching down on yourself from the deepest corners of your worst nightmare. Well, that might be a bit extreme
Success Story from Kuwait - Basil Mattar - MUN Academy Graduate.
My name is Basil Mattar, and I'm a junior at the American University of Kuwait. I participated in United Ambassadors' Summer Academy in July 2016. It was my second MUN experience, but my first real one! The MUN Academy's program was all-encompassing. It contained workshops that taught us about the different types of MUNs, such as UN4MUN and North American (Traditional) MUN, via practice sessions, lectures, and discussions. My favorite part was the Back to the Future Crisis Co