What is HMUN India?
Harvard Model United Nations India is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in Hyderabad, India. At HMUN India, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets. HMUN India is an exciting opportunity for students to debate issues that confront world leaders and to draft resolutions in response to these global issues. Participants will develop their abilities to work with others who are equally motivated and passionate about the topics of debate and to respond to global concerns.
HMUN India 2017 builds upon decades of experience. In 1927, Harvard held its first annual Model League of Nations, followed by the first Model United Nations conference in
1953. In 2011, this HMUN model was expanded to the nation of India, a country with immense potential and opportunity for engagement.
True to the spirit of the United Nations, founded in 1945, HMUN strives to foster a constructive forum for open dialogue on complex global issues, including international peace and security, and economic and social progress. HMUN India stresses the in-depth examination and resolution of pressing issues, emphasizing process over product. During the conference, students learn the importance of balancing national interests with the needs of the international community, while also learning about the powers and limitations of international negotiation. Delegates will preserve their countries’ national policy while negotiating in the face of other, sometimes conflicting, international policies.
Why HMUN India?
The Conference Team
Kelsey Young — Secretary-General
Kelsey Young is a fourth-year student at Harvard College studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics. Although she was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Kelsey has lived most of her life in Houston, Texas. Kelsey also lived in Madrid, Spain during high school and it was here that she first developed a passion for debate and global political issues.
Kelsey currently acts as Under-Secretary-General for Finance for the HNMUN Boston conference and is also involved in HNMUN’s sister conference, HMUN, as a moderator. Last year, Kelsey was extremely proud to serve as Under-Secretary-General for Operations and Director of the UNECE at HMUN India, where she had the opportunity to meet a wonderful community of delegates.
Outside Model UN, Kelsey enjoys creative writing, reading, and exploring whatever city she is in. She is looking forward to meeting everyone at HMUN India and cannot wait to bring new ideas to an extraordinary conference!
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Daniel Montoya — Director-General
Daniel Montoya is a fourth-year student at Harvard College concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics and a citation in French. He was born and raised in the beautiful state of Florida right outside Miami, yet his family is originally from Medellin, Colombia. He is a very active member within the International Relations Council, participating in the Boston conferences HMUN and HNMUN, and HNMUN Latin America, as well as being the head delegate of the traveling team (ICMUN). Last year, Daniel was the Under-Secretary-General for Administration and loved HMUN India so much that he came back for round two. When not involved in MUN, Daniel is a big fan of cooking, travelling, and sleeping.
He is very excited to be the Under-Secretary-General for Administration for HMUN India 2017, and he looks forward to a most efficient and fun year.
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JingJing Zhu — Under-Secretary-General for Administration
JingJing Zhu is a third-year student at Harvard College studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Though she was born in China, JingJing has lived most of her life in the great state of Minnesota, the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Ever since becoming involved with Model UN in high school, JingJing has developed a passion for international relations and policy making. She currently acts as Director of Administration and Faculty Relations for the HMUN Boston conference and is also involved in HMUN’s sister conference, HNMUN, as Director of Substantive Support.
Outside of Model UN, JingJing plays violin for the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra and enjoys volunteering with Health Leads at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is excited to meet everyone at HMUN India and looks forward to putting on a great conference!
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Sidney Li — Under-Secretary-General for Operations
Sidney Li is a third-year student at Harvard College majoring in Social Studies and Economics, with a focus on the ethics of radical social transformations—including revolutions, industrial and economic development, radicalism, and conservative change. A scion of California’s Silicon Valley, he loves the excitement of innovative new perspectives on the world, especially the one beyond his sleepy suburb hollows. Sidney is a committee director for HMUN’s Boston conference, as well as a member of Harvard’s competitive MUN team.
Outside, Sidney’s an avid hiker, a water polo goalie, a swing dancer, and a self-proclaimed Francophile, currently doing research on the decolonization of Haiti. He is looking forward to a great conference in Hyderabad this year and to bringing HMUN India to new and exciting heights.
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Eliza Ennis — Under-Secretary-General for Committees
Eliza Ennis is a third-year student at Harvard College studying Social Studies with a focus on cultural politics and the modern Middle East. Outside of academics, she has pursued her interest in international relations through all types of Model UN.
In addition to HMUN India, she is Under-Secretary-General of the Specialized Agencies at HMUN Boston, a director at WorldMUN, and an avid traveling member of Harvard's competitive Model UN team (ICMUN). At university, she also works for an international publication and is a member of a peer counseling group. True to her New Mexican upbringing, she likes to spend her time between conferences in the outdoors, especially near rivers and mountains.
She is very excited to be serving as Under-Secretary-General for Committees for HMUN India 2017, and she looks forward to bringing such a great conference to life!
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