Despite the current international stage being dotted with regions of instability, we look forward in the hopes that a more coherent and peaceful future lies ahead. While the leaders of today drive towards resolving the world’s current differences, the career of one president, state minister or human rights advocate is dwarfed by the timespan that the conflicts of today demand in terms of being resolved. We as world citizens must step up to meet this timeless challenge.
At the Washington Area Model United Nations Conference (WAMUNC), we do not see ourselves simply as a conference defined by committee sessions, topics and outings. We hope go further and kindle and foster solutions for both today’s and tomorrow’s global challenges. We hope that the experience and knowledge gained through the conference will not only establish a subject-matter interest among delegates, but also invigorate and drive innovation in the problem-solving process.
At WAMUNC, we believe our first responsibility is to deliver an ideal medium for the fusion of global ideas. Delegates from across the globe will interface with our staff of students at the George Washington University, as well as current experts in the field. They will take knowledge that they have gained and put it to the test, both by applying it and questioning it in committee. They will learn to apply theoretical ideas and lessons learned into simulations that serve as a testing ground for these ideas. Most importantly, they will learn how to take these ideas, refine them and promulgate them to their peers well after this conference ends.
Here at WAMUNC, we look forward to seeing delegates and faculty from all walks of life walk through the door prepared to share, learn, conceive and innovate at a level beyond what anyone could have foreseen.
Secretary General, WAMUNC XVI