A Letter from the Secretary-General


Dear Prospective Delegates, Advisors, and Model United Nations Enthusiasts,

My name is Taylor MacBain and I am pleased to be serving as your Secretary-General for Cornell Model United Nations Conference 2018. Welcome! Cornell Model United Nations Conference (CMUNC) is an incredible experience for both high school students and teachers with a passion for international affairs, high-level debate, and global problem solving. As a learning conference, we value first and foremost skill development, professional networking, and delegate feedback.

I would like to cordially invite you to join us on Cornell University’s beautiful campus in Ithaca, New York on April 19-22, 2018. Our secretariat has been working restlessly since the close of CMUNC 2017 with the Executive Board of our parent organization, Cornell International Affairs Society, and our amazing staff. We hope to offer every delegate and advisor an unforgettable weekend.

To our newcomers, welcome to the CMUNC experience! CMUNC prioritizes providing the highest quality delegate experience to novice and seasoned delegates alike. We sincerely hope you will join the CMUNC family and join us in the spring. Do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or concerns you may have leading up to conference weekend.

To our returners, thank you for your continued support and feedback. Every year, CMUNC seeks to improve on the last. Your feedback has been invaluable and we’ve implemented many of the changes you wish to see. This year, CMUNC is especially dedicated to increasing our diversity and openness. We believe that financial hardship should never prevent a student from experiencing the empowering and instructional rigor of Model UN, and are working to end these types of barriers. We are dedicated to creating the conference that you wish to attend, and we hope that your experience this year will exceed your expectations.

Whether you are a CMUNC veteran or just browsing the website to learn more, welcome again to CMUNC. As global citizens who understand the importance of Model UN, I truly look forward to working with you all this spring. Thank you for your interest, and I cannot wait to meet you all in Ithaca in April!

Taylor MacBain
Cornell Model United Nations Conference 2018