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 2018 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
Eliza Ennis — Secretary-General
Eliza Ennis is a third-year student at Harvard University studying Social Studies with a focus on the cultural politics of the modern Middle East. She is also passionate about addressing issues of public health, income disparities, and gender discrimination.
After a wonderful year as Under-Secretary-General for Committees at HMUN India 2017, Eliza is excited to return as Secretary General. At Harvard, she dedicates much of her time to Model UN. A member of Harvard's competitive Model UN team, Under-Secretary-General of the Specialized Agencies at HMUN Boston, and a director at several past and present conferences, Eliza adamantly believes in promoting collaborative problem-solving and creative thinking. 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.
Eliza is looking forward to meeting everyone at HMUN India and cannot wait to meet the delegates for HMUN India 2018!
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JingJing Zhu — Director-General
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 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 public policy. As an active member of the Harvard International Relations Council, JingJing has participated in the HMUN and HNMUN Boston conferences for the past several years and served as Under-Secretary-General for Administration at the HMUN India 2017 conference.
Outside of Model UN, JingJing plays violin for and manages the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra and enjoys volunteering with Health Leads at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is excited to return for HMUN India 2018 and looks forward to putting on a great conference!
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Larry Liang — Under-Secretary-General for Administration
Larry Liang is a second-year student at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Though he has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of his life, his love of spicy food and pandas originates from his childhood home of Sichuan, China. In the IRC, he is a staffer for both of Harvard's Boston conferences, serving on the Administration organ for HNMUN and on the Innovation and Technology organ for HMUN. In addition, he dances for the Asian American Dance Troupe and designs for The Crimson, Harvard's undergraduate newspaper. In his free time, he loves to travel and cook.
He is excited to serve as Under-Secretary-General for Administration and looks forward to meeting all of the delegates for the first time in India next August!
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Adil Bhatia — Under-Secretary-General for Operations
Adil Bhatia is a second-year student at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics with a focus in game theory. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but also lived in New Delhi, India, for two years. He loves the quick-thinking and public speaking skills gained from participating in Model UN. He believes in its ability to cultivate in young individuals the attitude and ability required to lead our world into the future. Adil is also a Director for both HMUN and HNMUN Boston 2018. Outside of School, he is an avid reader, runner, and soccer goalie.
He is looking forward to a wonderful conference in India this year and bringing HMUN India to new heights.
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Jenna Wong — Under-Secretary-General for Committees
Jenna Wong is a second-year student at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on gender, violence, and reconciliation in Latin America. She is originally from a small town in Massachusetts and is excited to be joining the team on her first-ever trip to India.
Apart from serving as USG-Committees, she will be directing the Legal Committee at HMUN conferences in Boston and China, is a Director of Administration for HMUN’s sister college conference, and serves on leadership for Harvard’s competitive model UN team. In her limited free time away from MUN, she is also an editor for Harvard’s student newspaper The Crimson and a peer advisor for freshmen. She loves baking and embroidery whenever she can get the chance. She can’t wait to experience the thrill of HMUN India 2018 and looks forward to bringing an incredible batch of committees to life!
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