Every year, open minded students who are interested in politics build a new team that participates in MUN conferences worldwide. On these pages, the teams introduce themselves.
The Team 2014 mainly emerged from young talents being in their undergraduates, who brought and still bring innovative ideas to the weekly society meeting and restate personal commitment while preparing for major conferences. All are set to engage in deepend discussion within the EuroMUN 2014 in Maastricht, Berlgium, where they work together or in case of the Joint Crisis Cabinet even challenging each other by representing the contrary interests of the United States of America and China. Seeing individual potential in all selected delegates, some will also join the future Model United Nations TU München Society Board.
The reports on the single MUNs can be found below, the final report of the Team 2014 will follow in June:
The Team 2013 was the first delegation to visit serveral MUNs during the year lasting from June 2012 to May 2013. Thus engaging in heated debates before actually starting the intensified preparations for the NMUN New York 2013, our delegation gained a sufficient political and procedural skill set to stand up for their country position and pursuade fellow representatives to support and vote for initiated working papers and draft resolutions.
The reports on the single MUNs and the entire project report for the Team 2013 can be found using the links below:
Team 2012 attended the WorldMUN conference in Vancouver, Canada and the NMUN conference in Lille. Click on the link, to have a look at all delegates in detail.
This report comprises in short some of the experiences of the delegation of twelve students of the Technische Universität München representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Yo-Yo Ma at the Harvard World Model United Nations 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.
Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is an annual model United Nations Conference organized by Harvard University that brings together over 2.500 students from over 60 countries. WorldMUN is a unique experience that allows students to debate on pressing political issues, while participating in a simulation of the practices and debates
of the real United Nations. Country positions are assigned to delegates in their various committees where they debate and discuss in a realistic simulation of the United Nations. The country assigned to the TUM delegation was the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Yo-Yo Ma. Over a series of sessions, delegates are debating and advocating over a certain topic in an effort to arrive at a solution that can actually be implemented.
The TUMgoesWorldMUN project was launched in 2006 and enabled the first TUM delegation ever to attend the WorldMUN 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. Coinciding with the first participation, the “Model United Nations Technische Universität München e.V.” (MUNTUM e.V.), a non-profit registered association, was founded. MUNTUM is supposed to provide a scope for intercultural exchange and communication as well as fostering political interest at the TUM focusing on the unique opportunity of Model United Nations. In a long-term perspective our project aims to create a broad basis consisting of MUN alumni and other interested students. IsarMUN 2008 was the first university-level Model United Nations conference organized by the Technische Universität München and the Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich. For the participating students, this event was an enormous enrichment. From 2008 on, IsarMUN is held every year in cooperation between the TUM and the LMU Model UN groups.
After TUM delegations having attended WorldMUNs in Geneva, Switzerland (2007), Puebla, Mexico (2008), The Hague, Netherlands (2009), Taipei, Taiwan (2010), Singapore (2011), the delegation for WorldMUN Vancouver was chosen in autumn 2011. Twelve students – Hakan Büyükkoru, Marc Hermann, Andreas Jankl, Michael Krapf, Felix Kristl, Benjamin Meindl, Robert Morasch, Lea Mulas, Cheng Ouyang, Peter Seiringer, and Leonhard Spiegelberg – were selected in a demanding application procedure to represent the TUM, with the support of their faculty advisor Chong Su Choi, at the WorldMUN conference in Vancouver in March 2012. The intensive preparation began in autumn 2011: Fundraising, public relations work, the IsarMUN, writing position papers, preparing the representation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Yo-Yo Ma, rhetorical training, planning the trip to Vancouver, to just name some of the tasks. After the delegation’s country and goodwill ambassador had been assigned at the end of January, the individual and intensive preparations for the different committees began, which meant familiarizing oneself with the topics and analyzing Afghanistan’s and Yo-Yo Ma’s positions towards them.