Our philosophy is simple — we desire to provide delegates with multiple opportunities to engage the field of international studies, both inside and outside the committee room. By participating in one of our 32 high-caliber committees; listening to and asking questions of distinguished representatives of the international-relations community; and meeting students from all over the globe in cultural-exchange settings, the JHUMUNC delegate receives unparalleled exposure to the world of international affairs.
Why Students Attend JHUMUNC: The 4 Cs
CARING: It sounds cliche, but we care about our delegations in ways that other conferences simply do not do. The JHUMUNC staff takes great strides to provide our delegates with an intimate committee experience so that our delegates receive many opportunities to debate international affairs. To that end we have capped our four largest GA committees at 150 people, all of our ECOSOC's at 65, and all of our Specialized committees at 35. Moreover, we will be running a novice committee this year, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This committee is just for novices allowing them the environment to learn the basics of Model UN in a less intense setting. Furthermore, our staff does everything it can to make sure our delegates are well prepared for committee session. In addition to comprehensive background guides on each committee topic, JHUMUNC also provides our delegates with resources that help them research their country or position assignment and help them learn about international affairs in the process. Our committee chairs and Undersecretaries-General are more than willing to work with delegates throughout the preparation process and even during the conference to make sure each delegate is able to maximize his or her committee experience. Finally, we feel it is important for our delegates and staff members to get to know one another as people. To fulfill this goal, each delegate is invited to join his or her committee's staff members on Saturday for lunch at one of the Inner Harbor's fantastic restaurants. We encourage the delegates at this lunch to ask their committee's staff members about their experiences being Hopkins students, specifically, and college students more generally.
Creative: The breadth and depth of our committee offerings make JHUMUNC one of the most innovative Model UN conferences around. Nearly ALL of our unconventional committee offerings have never been run at a Model UN conference before. Our goal is to provide creative yet practical simulations that allow delegates to strengthen their knowledge of international affairs and public speaking skills, as well as allow delegates to solve problems that continue to elude world leaders. Moreover, JHUMUNC runs unique simulations, namely our Joint Cabinet Crisis and Quadrumvirate committees, which interact with one another and thus provide delegates with a challenging experience that other committees simply cannot provide.
Conventional: JHUMUNC is pleased to offer over 10 committee options for those who desire a more traditional Model UN experience. Our more traditional offerings include committees such as the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee, the Legal Committee, the The Human Rights Council, the African Union, the International Development Association (IDA), the Security Council, and many others! These committees, along with our more innovative options, are all designed to foster critical debate, so that our delegates leave with the experience necessary to become a great diplomat and international relations scholar — two ideals that are at the core of the Johns Hopkins International Studies program.
Cost-Effective: We understand how important it is for our staff to provide you with a cost-effective Model UN experience. To that end, JHUMUNC has some of the lowest conference fees around, including NO Advisor Fee! Out of the 11 largest high-school Model UN conferences in the United States, JHUMUNC ranks FIRST among all four-day conferences and a close second among all 11 conferences for the average cost of the Delegate Fee (JHUMUNC=$60). JHUMUNC also ranks FIRST among all four-day conferences and a close third among all 11 conferences for the average cost of the Delegation Fee (JHUMUNC=$60). In fact, the average cost of the Delegation Fee for these 11 conferences is over $95, which is $35 more expensive than that one for JHUMUNC! Finally, given the fact that we offer a four-day conference comprised of 32 impressive committee options, speaking events, and social events, JHUMUNC is the best deal you will find. For a full list of conference fees for JHUMUNC, please visit the and Fees and Payment Policies page located under the Conference tab or click here.