October 29, 2017
October 29, 2017
Dear delegates and faculty advisors,
It is my great pleasure to invite you to PEAMUN IX, Phillips Exeter’s annual Model United Nations conference. This year, the conference will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Last year, over 400 delegates from 28 schools joined us on Exeter’s campus for a fruitful day of debate and diplomacy. Based on the feedback we received last year, I am excited to announce that we will be expanding the conference even further this year, with innovative committees that will facilitate interesting discussions and compromises throughout the day. My hope is that each delegate will leave PEAMUN IX with a better understanding of Model UN procedure, international policy, and the global challenges that face our world today.
This year, PEAMUN will include a variety of committee topics and styles in order to accommodate the wide range of delegates’ experience levels and interests. Our three General Assembly committees will cover topics ranging from the crisis of migrants displaced by climate change in Asia and the Pacific (SPECPOL), female genital mutilation (SOCHUM), and nuclear proliferation during the Cold War (DISEC). Our two specialized committees will be The Turkish Regime of Erdogan (UNSC) and the 1944 Bretton Woods conference. We will also have two crisis committees: one Joint Crisis Committee on the labor unions of the late 1800s (and the tensions between the U.S. cabinet and powerful monopolies that ensued), along with a fictional crisis committee that will discuss the UN Sokovia Accords, featured in Captain America: Civil War.
Breakfast will be served during registration, and lunch will be served between committee sessions. For any schools wishing to stay overnight, an easily accessible accommodation, The Exeter Inn, is available within the campus vicinity.
While our staff and faculty are constantly trying to improve PEAMUN, one thing that will remain the same is our devotion to each and every delegate’s improvement throughout the conference. PEAMUN is a great conference for delegates of all levels and we encourage students who are new to Model UN to take up the challenge at this one-of-a-kind conference.
As we prepare for what will surely be the biggest PEAMUN yet, we sincerely hope that you will join us in October for a day filled with diplomacy. Please refer to the attached pages for deadlines and registration logistics. More information will be updated and posted on our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com. We hope to see you next fall!
Julia Goydan ‘18
PEAMUN IX Secretary General