MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Berkeley students are involved in MUN which represents the best in education. The best education fosters divergent thinking and creativity. MUN demonstrates that in its purest form. MUN promotes creativity - thinking about many possible answers to solve real world problems.
The best learning happens in groups. It’s called collaborative learning. MUN demonstrates collaboration in its purest form. When delegates are huddled over laptops, merging their ideas, lobbying for support, they are collaborating to solve real world problems.
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country. For example, a student may be assigned the United Kingdom and will have to solve global topics such as nuclear non-proliferation or climate change from the policies and perspectives of the United Kingdom.
Students can attend Model United Nations conferences around the world. These conferences are organized by universities, high schools, non-profit organizations, and other educational groups. Conferences are offered for different academic levels: college and university, high school, middle school, and grade school. There is no central governing body for Model UN — any school can create a Model UN team and register for any Model UN conference they wish to attend.