Develop a nuanced understanding of global affairs and the successful strategies and skills of debate practiced at the University of Chicago. The Model United Nations (MUN) Pathway program brings together the expertise of our faculty with that of our UChicago MUN team, which has been number one in the country for three out of the past four years and consistently ranks among the top five teams in the nation. Participants will explore topics such as international political economy, the UN and human rights, and liberalism, nationalism, populism and global security through faculty lectures and discussions with TAs. The TAs, who are also experienced Model UN delegates, will also teach workshops on essential skills such as parliamentary procedures, research methods, public speaking, and “backroom” negotiations, which participants will then put to use in two separate MUN simulations. The feedback and training participants receive throughout the three weeks will make them both stronger competitors on the MUN circuit and also better critical thinkers and leaders, who know more about global affairs, how to construct an argument, and how to bring people together to engineer a response to a complex problem.
We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session.
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