SICMUN 2020 (Students International Conference of Model United Nations)

SICMUN 2020 (Students International Conference of Model United Nations)
Southwestern University

Meridian, Southwestern University, and Delegates Beyond Borders LLC would like to invite all interested to join us for SICMUN 2020 (Students International Conference of Model United Nations) on Saturday, February 1.  Almost 200 students from Meridian middle school and high school, as well as students from Central and Southeast Texas and several schools from Mexico, will be participating in a simulation of the United Nations debating real world issues. 

This year, we are participating in a global challenge presented to all MUN organizers from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) by debating certain topics related to the world refugee problem to raise awareness. We will donate a percentage of the SICMUN registration to two different organizations, Girl Forward and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition.
Please note that this is a professional event - business attire is appreciated.

All are welcome to come by at any point during the day.
 Below is the schedule:

Open Ceremony 9-10am Alma Theater Southwestern University
Speaker Ms. Bhavani Parpia
Parpia is President and Founder of ConnecTeach - a non-profit that forms partnerships with educators in the poorest communities around the world to provide training and resources to schools. Ms. Parpia also serves on the Meridian School Board.

Committees: 10:10am - 6pm Olin Southwestern University
MUN students will be working in committees in classrooms throughout Olin.
A few of the issues being debated are: 
  •  Usage of AI to Analyze Footage and Privacy of the Individual
  • Government Funded Medical Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Violence and Security at International Borders 
  • Combating Consistent Persecution of Indigenous Peoples
Closing Ceremony 6 - 7:pm Alma Theater Southwestern University
Speaker Mr. Wandaka Musongera
Musongera is a young representative from the Multicultural Refugee Coalition, himself a refugee from the DR Congo. 

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