WHAT: Model UN Summer Institute
WHERE: Harvard Business School
WHEN: Summer 2013
Session 1: June 24-June 28
Session 2: July 8- July 12
COST: $500 tuition for the week, limited merit scholarships are available
*Housing is not provided
To register for the 2013 Model UN Institute for Global Leadership, please click here
Read more about the 2012 Summer Institute
and a recap of the 2011 Institute here.
The Model UN Summer Institute offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of international relations through training in Model United Nations. The objective is to give students the opportunity to develop their public speaking, negotiation, and research skills, while simultaneously learning about human rights and the foundation of the current international system. The students will leave the Institute with a better understanding of international politics and how to view critical issues and global problems through the eyes of many different stakeholders, whose opinions may be vastly different from their own.
Check out photos and get the full summary from the 2011 Summer Program here!
Sample Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:00 Fundamentals of International Relations
10:00-11:00 Human Rights Module
11:00-12:00 Model UN Parliamentary Procedure
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 Public Speaking Module
2:00-3:00 Mini-Simulation Module
3:00-4:00 Country Research & Topic Preparation
Public Speaking Module: This is an opportunity for students to perfect their public speaking abilities through developed speeches, spontaneous topic speaking exercise, and group presentations.
Model UN Parliamentary Procedue: The program will include introduction to parliamentary procedure, advanced parliamentary procedure, how to write sophisticated draft resolutions, and how to navigate voting procedure.
Human Rights Module: The course will cover the foundations of international human rights law and practice, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, CEDAW, and Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Fundamentals of International Relations: The Institute will cover the foundation and history of international relations from the Treaty of Westphalia until present day, including the establishment of the League of Nations and the United Nations, and the Cold War.
Mini-Simulations: Each day, one block will be dedicated to a mini Model UN simulation that will give students the opportunity to experience different types of Model UN committees, including the Security Council, International Criminal Court, and a national cabinet.
Country Research & Topic Preparation: This will be an opportunity for the participants to prepare for the all-day simulation that will occur on the last day of the institute. The students will be able to research their countries and become experts in an international issue.