Delegates, welcome to Research 202! This seminar is geared toward getting you well on your way to preparing for a successful conference and introduces you to what many think is one of the most daunting tasks in MUN: committee research and preparation. In Model United Nations, you, as a delegate, will represent a country, person, or entity, and it is your job to accurately convey and enforce the stance of your delegation during committee. In order to do so, extensive and accurate research and preparation must go into the topic(s) of debate beforehand. Much of this research culminates into a “position paper”, which is, in essence, a written document explaining the background, stance and possible resolutions of your delegation. In this seminar, not only will you receive information on how to write a position paper, but you will also receive a rundown on how to effectively research for a committee, set up a research binder, and general research tips so that you’re as prepared as can be. Be ready to take notes; there’s a lot to learn, and much to do, but we can’t wait to see you at EDUMUN 2019!
One of the exciting aspects of the Seminars Program at EDUMUN 2019 is the Capstone Committee session. Prior to the conference, each delegate will be assigned the country they are representing during Capstone. Delegates are free to research the country and use the Capstone Background Guide provided to supplement their information, although they are not required to. Throughout each seminar, delegates will be learning how to participate in a Model UN committee. Through various activities and lectures, some pertaining directly to their country roles, delegates will learn how to succeed in committee. At the end of the day, delegates will take their new knowledge and put it into action during our specially designed two hour Capstone session. They will get the chance to work through most of the Model UN Rules Of Procedure (ROP), practice their debate and negotiation skills, and utilize their research and resolution skills in a comfortable learning environment. The goal for Capstone is that the delegates receive the opportunity to apply their learning and become accustomed to the flow and dynamics of committee.
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