Why HMUN India
Harvard Model United Nations India is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in Hyderabad, India. At HMUN India, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets. HMUN India is an exciting opportunity for students to debate issues that confront world leaders and to draft resolutions in response to these global issues. Participants will develop their abilities to work with others who are equally motivated and passionate about the topics of debate and to respond to global concerns.
HMUN India 2019 builds upon decades of experience. In 1927, Harvard held its first annual Model League of Nations, followed by the first Model United Nations conference in 1953. In 2011, this HMUN model was expanded to the nation of India, a country with immense potential and opportunity for engagement.
True to the spirit of the United Nations, founded in 1945, HMUN strives to foster a constructive forum for open dialogue on complex global issues, including international peace and security, and economic and social progress. HMUN India stresses the in-depth examination and resolution of pressing issues, emphasizing process over product. During the conference, students learn the importance of balancing national interests with the needs of the international community, while also learning about the powers and limitations of international negotiation. Delegates will preserve their countries’ national policy while negotiating in the face of other, sometimes conflicting, international policies.
The HMUN India Difference
The staff of HMUN India is carefully selected to include the most passionate and dedicated directors from our Boston conference and our sister college conference, Harvard National Model United Nations. Each of the study guides is carefully crafted for its respective committee and reflects careful and thorough research. All of our directors are extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, and committed to the ideals of HMUN India and the broader educational mission of Model United Nations, resulting in well-run and focused committees. Many delegates leave our conference with a new-found passion for international relations and greater awareness of the issues that dominate our world.
Tradition and Innovation
Begun over 90 years ago with a simulation of the League of Nations, every Harvard Model United Nations conference is the product of years of gradual refinement. While our conference has expanded considerably since its inception, we are fully committed to ensuring and furthering the excellence of our conference experience at every session of HMUN, whether in Boston, China, or India. For the past five years, HMUN India has promoted a new class of international dialogue and remains dedicated to exploring new and exciting ventures for all conference participants, including delegates and faculty advisors. HMUN India 2019 will feature innovative committee simulations, cutting-edge technology, and, of course, great entertainment for delegates outside of committee.
Size and Diversity
At HMUN India 2019, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with more than 1400 high school students from more than 150 high schools and 13 countries around the world. HMUN India provides a host of substantive issues for this dynamic group of students and creates a forum for debate and negotiation among them – a truly worthwhile experience. Our conference is designed to foster negotiation and public speaking skills, introduce students to a range of global challenges, and provide culturally diverse perspectives on a variety of issues. Our strong emphasis on representation at our conference from schools across the globe ensures the HMUN India experience is a truly international one.
The Conference Team
Harvard International Relations Council
The International Relations Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in the 1950s and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1974. The mission of the IRC and its programs is to educate individuals at Harvard and across the world about affairs that transcend national borders. The IRC is an umbrella organization for seven semi-independent and centrally-funded programs: Harvard Project for International Education, International Relations on Campus, Harvard International Review, Model Security Council, Intercollegiate Model United Nations, Harvard Model United Nations, and Harvard National Model United Nations. Run entirely by undergraduates at Harvard University, the International Relations Council strives to inspire and impact individuals worldwide.
Worldview is a person-centred experiential learning platform for students with an overriding focus on Transformative Leadership. We focus on what we believe is the most critical aspect of leadership: adaptive capacity, or the ability to adapt quickly to positively leverage the opportunities in fast changing environments. We trigger this through a variety of carefully structured experiential learning programs which necessarily engage the students in working towards solutions for the challenges we face in our local & global communities. We employ a blend of experiential learning tools such as simulations, travel, case-studies, projects & realtime work in order to create a dynamic out-of-classroom learning environment. We strive to develop personal potential attributes in an individual which include thinking & creativity, knowledge, communication skills, ethics & integrity, team work, and planning & organisation in order to improve this critical capacity in participants.
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