Model United Nations Summer Academy 2021
LEARN FROM A REAL LIFE DIPLOMAT
Before joining Montclair State University, Professor Toro Carnevali served as a diplomat to the United Nations for ten years. During that time he was elected Vice-president of the first committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the General Assembly and Coordinator of the Security Council’s sub-working group on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. You can reach him at anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSFORM YOURSELF INTO A UNITED NATIONS DELEGATE
Submerge yourself into a 4-week intensive experience as a United Nations delegate. This will be a unique opportunity for you to learn how diplomats conduct research, deliver statements, draft resolutions, and negotiate. It will also be an occasion for you to learn about different political, economic, social, and cultural systems and to fully embody the role of a delegate from a country different from your own as he/she/they try to resolve some of the most controversial issues in international affairs.
COUNTRIES: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Morocco, Pakistan, Iran, South Africa, Turkey
WEEK 1: GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNTRY (July 12 – 18)
- Class with Professor Toro Carnevali on Monday, July 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on research techniques and sources.
- Assignment: Conduct research and complete the “Know Your Country” questionnaire on the political, economic, social, and cultural system of the country you have been assigned.
WEEK 2: GET TO KNOW YOUR TOPICS (July 19 – 25)
- Class with Professor Toro Carnevali on Monday, July 19, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on key international norms and doctrines.
- Assignment: Conduct research and complete the “Know Your Topics” questionnaire on key international documents, including the Charter of the United Nations, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
WEEK 3: GET TO KNOW YOUR SKILLS (July 26 – Aug 1)
- Class with Professor Toro Carnevali on Monday, July 26, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on how to draft national positions papers, statements and resolutions, and negotiations tactics.
- Assignment: Read case studies on three international crisis on: (1) International Security, (2) Human Rights, and (3) Sustainable Development and draft national position papers and opening statements in preparation for the beginning of negotiations on Week 4.
WEEK 4: NEGOTIATIONS (August 2 – 5)
- Monday, August 2: Negotiations on International Security Crisis
- Tuesday, August 3: Negotiations on International Human Rights Crisis
- Wednesday, August 4: Negotiations on International Environmental Crisis
- Thursday, August 5: Reflection on the negotiation process and outcomes