Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

I am thrilled to invite you to apply to the sixty-third session of Harvard Model United Nations, to be held from Thursday, January 28, to Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Under the guidance of a staff of more than 200 Harvard University undergraduates, delegates will experience the challenges of negotiation by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international decision-making bodies. More than 3,000 delegates and 300 faculty advisors from around the United States and every continent of the world will convene to confront and debate issues of international import.

Applications for our upcoming session will open on May 1, 2015. All applications submitted by our Priority Registration Deadline on May 27, 2015 will receive expedited consideration, with country assignments released at a later date. Further descriptions of conference logistics, along with dates, deadlines, and our Country Assignment Sheet, will be posted to our website in the weeks to come.

For over six decades, HMUN has employed the principles of experiential learning to teach delegates not only how to debate and approach issues in international relations, but also such essential skills as public speaking, diplomacy, cooperation, negotiation, and compromise. During HMUN, the educational experience is supplemented with presentations by Harvard professors and other guest speakers—who are often the foremost experts in their field—along with multimedia elements and challenging crises. Outside of the committee room, HMUN 2016 is proud to present events such as the College & Summer Opportunities Fair, Cultural Extravaganza, and programming for faculty advisors.

The vast array of topics and committees will further ensure a uniquely engaging and thought-provoking experience for each and every delegate, ranging from the unique topics addressed by our smallest committees in the Specialized Agencies to the large bodies convened in the General Assembly to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. Note that Regional Body committees are assigned with General Assembly country assignments and committees, although they are listed within the Economic and Social Council & Regional Bodies.

Whether you have attended HMUN for years or are considering participating for the first time, I strongly encourage you to submit an application. Until then, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns. HMUN is an exciting educational opportunity, and I sincerely hope that you will choose to take part in it.


Gregory C. Dunn
Harvard Model United Nations 2016