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?


Substantive Excellence

The staff of HMUN India is carefully selected to include the most passionate and dedicated directors from our Boston conference and our sister college conference, Harvard National Model United Nations. Each of the study guides is carefully crafted for its respective committee and reflects careful and thorough research. All of our directors are extremely knowledgeable, dedicated, and committed to the ideals of HMUN India and the broader educational mission of Model United Nations, resulting in well-run and focused committees. Many delegates leave our conference with a new-found passion for international relations and greater awareness of the issues that dominate our world.

Tradition and Innovation

Begun over 90 years ago with a simulation of the League of Nations, every Harvard Model United Nations conference is the product of years of gradual refinement. While our conference has expanded considerably since its inception, we are fully committed to ensuring and furthering the excellence of our conference experience at every session of HMUN, whether in Boston, China, or India. For the past five years, HMUN India has promoted a new class of international dialogue and remains dedicated to exploring new and exciting ventures for all conference participants, including delegates and faculty advisors. HMUN India 2018 will feature innovative committee simulations, cutting-edge technology, and, of couse, great entertainment for delegates outside of committee.

Size and Diversity

At HMUN India 2018, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with more than 1400 high school students from more than 150 high schools and 13 countries around the world. HMUN India provides a host of substantive issues for this dynamic group of students and creates a forum for debate and negotiation among them – a truly worthwhile experience. Our conference is designed to foster negotiation and public speaking skills, introduce students to a range of global challenges, and provide culturally diverse perspectives on a variety of issues. Our strong emphasis on representation at our conference from schools across the globe ensures the HMUN India experience is a truly international one.

The Conference Team


Harvard International Relations Council

The International Relations Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in the 1950s and incorporated in Massachusetts in 1974. The mission of the IRC and its programs is to educate individuals at Harvard and across the world about affairs that transcend national borders. The IRC is an umbrella organization for seven semi-independent and centrally-funded programs: Harvard Project for International Education, International Relations on Campus, Harvard International Review, Model Security Council, Intercollegiate Model United Nations, Harvard Model United Nations, and Harvard National Model United Nations. Run entirely by undergraduates at Harvard University, the International Relations Council strives to inspire and impact individuals worldwide.

Worldview

Worldview is a person-centred experiential learning platform for​ ​students with an overriding focus on Transformative Leadership. We focus on what we believe is the most critical aspect of​ ​leadership: adaptive capacity, or the ability to adapt quickly to​ ​positively leverage the opportunities in fast changing environments. We trigger this through a variety of carefully structured​ ​experiential learning programs which necessarily engage the​ ​students in working towards solutions for the challenges we facein our local & global communities. We employ a blend​ ​of experiential learning tools such as simulations, travel, case-studies, projects & realtime work in order to create a​ ​dynamic out-of-classroom learning environment.​ ​We strive to develop personal potential attributes in an individual​ ​which include thinking & creativity, knowledge, communication​ ​skills, ethics & integrity, team work, and planning & organisation in order to improve this critical capacity in participants. MUNCafe, Future Sake, Nature Turks and WILL are brands of​ ​Worldview.

The Secretariat of HMUN India 2018


Eliza Ennis
Secretary-General
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JingJing Zhu
Director-General
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Larry Liang
Administration
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Adil Bhatia
Operations
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Jenna Wong
Committees
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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!

Email Eliza at secgen@hmunindia.org.

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!

Email JingJing at dg@hmunindia.org.

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!

Email Larry at admin@hmunindia.org.

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.

Email Adil at operations@hmunindia.org.

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!

Email Jenna at committees@hmunindia.org.