The Global Citizens Model United Nation (GCMUN) is a 3-day intense conference that will be held in New York City on February 22-24, 2018. At GCMUN, High School students will have the opportunity to live and breathe the real life of an ambassador. During the simulation, its participants will spend at least one full day at the United Nations Headquarters.
Model United Nations around the world are well-known for their huge educational value, and GCMUN will be no different. Students will engage in highly stimulating debates on world-class issues directly selected from the United Nations Agenda.
Teamwork is of key importance both for the drafting of official-looking United Nations documents and for the debating. The value of the individual will be as equally stressed when students are prepared to take up on their role as delegates, researching like real scholars, helped and encouraged by the highly formative Background Guides, that will kindle the students’ interest in deepening their knowledge on the various matters. Due to the high consideration GCMUN holds for education and for the preparation of the students, the staff will be composed of graduates and undergraduates from the world’s most prestigious universities, all supported by a wide experience in MUNs conferences.
Yasmin Yokigal Lachir graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Chemistry. Her interests include reading, learning different languages, as well as broadening her understanding of cultures different from her own. MUN has been an invaluable part of her college experience and so she is dedicated to doing whatever she can to help provide you all with a great MUN experience. She is so excited to be a part of GCMUN and cannot wait to meet you all!!!
Daniel Montoya is very excited to be a director for this session of GCMUN. He is in his fourth year at Harvard University and he is concentrating in Government an Economics with a citation in French. He was born in Miami and has lived in Florida all his life before moving to Boston. He is very proud of his Colombian roots, and his family is from Medellin, where he visits at least once a year. His academic interests includes latin American politics, sustainable development, and global city urbanization. At Harvard, he was captain (Head Delegate) of the competitive traveling MUN team. He also acts as the current president of Harvard’s International Relations Council. He dedicates a lot of time to travel and help in the different domestic and international conferences organized by Harvard students. He contributes to HMUN and HNMUN Boston, as well as HNMUN Latin America. Apart from MUN, he is the President of the Francophone Society and the business Director of HACIA Conference. He is very excited to see you all in February!
William is a senior at Harvard, from the Czech Republic. He is the Secretary-General for Harvard National Model United Nations conference in Latin America and a member of Harvard’s competitive Model UN team. He is also the captain of Harvard’s Polo Team, and serves as a Student Board Member at the Harvard Art Museums. Beyond these pursuits, Will loves to spend his time playing basketball, engaging in community service. Returning to GCMUN for the second time, he looks forward to creating an incredibly substantive experience for all delegates attending conference this session.
Nada Attia is a sophomore at Harvard College likely concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology or History of Science; she hails from the great Midwestern city of Fargo, ND but her family’s roots are in Egypt. On campus, Nada is involved in WorldMUN, Health Leads, and a cancer research lab. In her free time, she loves to write, sing, and travel. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she would want to go to the United Arab Emirates or go back to Egypt to see the pyramids and hang out on a beach in Sharm El Sheikh. She is interested in the fields of healthcare policy, international relations, and medicine.
Pietro is currently a first-year PhD student in Economics at Bocconi University, in Milan.
He was born and raised in Bari, Italy, where he attended a half-Italian half-German high school program. Afterwards, he completed his Bachelor’s degree at Harvard University, where he obtained a major in Social Studies, focusing on the economics and politics of the European Union, along with a minor in Astrophysics.
Pietro has been involved in Model UN since high school, where he participated both as a delegate and as a tutor for new students. In college, he served as a staff member in various positions, from Assistant Director to Director General, at multiple Harvard conferences: HMUN, HNMUN, WorldMUN, HMUN India, and HNMUN-LA.
He is excited to return to GCMUN this year as a Committee Director and meet bright students from all over the globe in February!
Jungyeon is a second-year student at Harvard College, studying with a focus in Chemical and Physical Biology. Outside of classes, she is involved in scientific research and serves as an emergency medical technician. She started participating in Model United Nation conferences in 7th grade and has continued since because of the issues the conferences prompt her to think about, as well as the caring community the conferences build. She is very excited to be serving as the chair of GCMUN 2018 and to meet all the participants.
Ike Jin Park
Ike Jin Park is a Sophomore at Harvard College, pursuing a double major in Environmental Science & Public Policy and Social Studies. A South Korean national, he lived in China for the most part of his life and went to high school in Hong Kong. At Harvard, he writes for the Harvard International Review and interns at the Center for International Development. Ike is new to MUN. He joined the Harvard WorldMUN team last year. And he is getting more and more involved with other MUN communities such as HMUN and HNMUN at Harvard. In his free time, Ike bartends around the Greater Boston Area.