Model United Nations at UCLA

Since 1950

Model United Nations at UCLA provides a forum for discussion of international relations and events through dynamic and academically stimulating simulation of the United Nations. We host two major Model UN conferences annually, and provide opportunities for members to travel nationally and internationally to compete in collegiate MUN conferences. MUN at UCLA holds weekly general meetings and frequent social events featuring guest speakers, conference and travel training, discussion of international events, and more.

Participation in Model UN activities promotes desirable and marketable traits such as public and impromptu speaking, networking, international engagement, and creative problem solving.

BruinMUN, our fall quarter high school conference, brings approximately 1000 high school students to UCLA for a weekend of debate, healthy competition, and fun. The conference, entering its 21st year, exposes high school students to UCLA and provides leadership experience for our staffers.

LAMUN, our spring quarter college conference, has an eight year history. Several hundred participants from dozens of domestic and international colleges and universities converge in Los Angeles annually to simulate UN style debate in a variety of unique, “crisis based” committees.

Our travel team is open to all and sends delegations to several conferences annually. Unlike many other MUN programs, members can try out for each conference.

Our primary goal is to continue growing and improving our conferences, travel team, and events. We strive to provide a consistently high quality experience at no cost to our members.

LAMUN 2017: A Letter from the Editor in Chief

Hello delegates, friends, and fellow MUNers,

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It seems it’s that time of year again. In just a few weeks, hundreds of delegates from across the state--and even across the globe--will gather in sunny Los Angeles for the twelfth session of LAMUN. Located next to the iconic Universal Studios in the heart of LA, LAMUN embodies the action, excitement, and eminence that we seek in a Model UN conference. So pack your finest WBA and get ready for a weekend filled with zealous debate, shocking crisis updates, and amazing people. LAMUN 2017 will be better than ever, featuring 11 brilliant committees and a team of dedicated staffers.

Xinrui Xue, IP Editor in Chief

Xinrui Xue, IP Editor in Chief

My name is Xinrui Xue, and I am the Director of Publications for MUN at UCLA and Editor and Chief for the International Press at LAMUN 2017. The International Press (IP) is a journalistic media organization dedicated to providing delegates and staffers at LAMUN with in-depth coverage of committee proceedings and all conference-related matters. As founder of the International Press Utkarsh Pandey stated, the International Press is “a combination of paprazzi, watchdog, and whistleblower” that encapsulates the powerful spirit of the conference through “hard-hitting editorials, groundbreaking interviews, and press conferences”. Given that modern-day press is increasingly dynamic, we also capture the conference through photos and video footage posted on our Facebook page. Our team is devoted to ensuring that each committee is thoroughly documented, with the following staffers assigned to the committees:

  • Deepti Saroha and Anush Ginosyan: SOCHUM, UNCSW, Renegotiating NAFTA, and House of Commons

  • Samantha Wolf and Arame Vartoomian: UNSC 1973, Church of Scientology, Capitol Records, 2008 Global Financial Meltdown

  • Thomas Landry and Nis Hamid: JCC Peru, JCC Chile, AdHoc

Be on the lookout for these well-dressed and well-researched journalists throughout the conference, and follow us on our blog, Facebook page, snapchat (munatucla), and instagram (munatucla) for live updates. On behalf of the International Press and all of us at MUN at UCLA, I am so excited for LAMUN 2017 and all the thrilling events that will ensue!

Best regards,

Xinrui Xue

Editor in Chief

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