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Model UN : Circuit

The Circuit
Security Council Simulation at Yale (SCSY) – Yale University hosts the opener for the Model United Nations (MUN) season with a heavily crisis-oriented conference. Successful delegates are those who are able to quickly enact policies to effectively deal with emergencies as they arise. At SCSY, West Point usually competes against the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, and McGill University, along with a host of other world-class schools.

National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) – Georgetown University is the next stop for delegates on the MUN circuit. NCSC has a spread of crisis committees as well as general assemblies, and is one of the more demanding conferences, as delegates’ policies typically come under tough scrutiny, and frequently have unintended consequences. McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago are typically the colleges West Point competes with at NCSC, among many others.

Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN) – West Point’s third competition of the season is hosted by the University of Oxford. This international conference affords cadets the opportunity to work alongside university students from around the globe in order to achieve common goals. Given that this conference is hosted in the United Kingdom, there are few American schools that attend. Therefore, West Point traditionally competes with MUN Society Belgium and United Netherlands at OXIMun.

University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) – Next on the circuit is the University of Pennsylvania. UPMUNC has a wide array of creative and interesting crisis committees, as well as highly relevant general assemblies. It is known for being a highly competitive conference in which delegates are expected to meet stringent standards for policy formulation. Georgetown University, McGill University, and University of Chicago are some of West Point’s regular competition.

McGill Model United Nations (McMUN) – McGill University hosts a conference that is both competitive and known for incorporating a lot of the enjoyable aspects of an international conference. The international competition in Montreal is known for being simultaneously friendly and substantive. Georgetown, Harvard, and UPenn are regular competitors, along with many others from around the world.

Princeton Interactive Crisis Simulation (PIC Sim) – Princeton University hosts a crisis based conference which is known for encouraging innovative policy decisions. Successful delegates are able to think up clever plans to out-maneuver the competition. Delegations often include students from European and Asian universities, along with numerous American schools.

Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) – HNMUN is a general assembly based conference, and serves as the national Model United Nations championships. As such, it is a highly competitive conference in which successful delegates must be masterful consensus builders. West Point successfully brought home Best Small Delegation at Harvard’s national championships 2013.

World Model United Nations (World MUN) – Co-hosted by Harvard University and a local university, World MUN brings together all of the major players on the collegiate MUN circuit. It provides delegates with the opportunity to network among the brightest students from every corner of the world, and to come up with truly international solutions to international problems.