MUN-E Cheat Sheet: 2012-2013

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Blog, Current Events, Lessons, ModelUN, Updates | Comments Off on MUN-E Cheat Sheet: 2012-2013

MUN-E Cheat Sheet: 2012-2013

We at Model UN Education and The MUNIVERSITY are happy to FINALLY bring you what will become our “annual” international news pre-season summary. Have you ever heard of Fantasy Football or even an All-Star game in professional sports? Well, this is our all-star list of newsworthy world events starting from the near end of your previous school year. We hope to give you a quick overview of the summary of these events, linking each one to a series of news articles. We will undeniably confess that we have our own bias as EVERY organization does. As educators, we seek to give a bird’s eye view of each event on a large timescale. As a lesson, you should NEVER believe what you read in a single article, especially when it comes to anything you read on the INTERNET. The sooner you begin to use your ability to CURATE YOUR RESEARCH, the more embarrassment you will avoid in the future. Some opposing or allied delegates will lose trust in you immediately if you begin quoting a source that is completely wrong, for example, when John Kerry says the USA has a very strict line about chemical weapons, you cannot quote him and assume that we have never sold chemical weapons to middle eastern countries. The mountain of historical evidence is against you.  We also do not want you to think that we are historians. We have no intention of giving a complete deconstruction of ANY event. We may actually phrase our bias in such a way that you, as a Model UN delegate, can “spin” your position the way we will undoubtedly spin ours. But you will have to rephrase your research through the perspective of your respective country or the person that you represent in your respective committee. For example, don’t use our arguments about Barack Obama’s failure to work with Congress if you are a representative of the United States. Our review will begin in the summer, post-Putin election. Note that the links we are attaching are from a site that simply aggregated a series of news articles so that you may do your own investigation. We wanted to thank the creators of the website endgame.com but there is no information through which we can thank them. So give them some clicks and do your proper diligence of RESEARCH: Spain Accepts 100 Billion Euro Bailout Deal. (06-08-2012, 40 Records) Financial issues are becoming the hallmark of every political decision in the world. If you are going to have any power as a diplomat, you are going to have to become financially savvy. In the case of the European Union, you need to focus on the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BOE). The Federal Reserve of the USA (the Fed) is a replica of the BOE and the ECB is a modern, overextended replica of the Fed. European countries that rely on tourism much less than Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain (unfavorably called the PIGS), have much more stable economies. Greece’s troubles should be relatively familiar to you, and Italy, Spain, and Portugal are experiencing very similar troubles...

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The Only Complete Book on MUN…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in MUN-E | Comments Off on The Only Complete Book on MUN…

The Only Complete Book on MUN…

Everyone doing Model UN needs a good reference! And yet, NO ONE had one… Until NOW How long have you looked for a book, or someone to talk to, or somebody with credibility that you could ask about how to get good at MUN? As you probably already know, Model UN is difficult! Good training is hard to find because there’s only a small group of schools that always seem to win and they won’t share their secrets with just anyone… But what if there was a book to learn HOW TO WIN at Model UN? What if we started from the beginning and explained the more subtle forms of communication? Did you know that BODY LANGUAGE is more than 70% of all communication? (Chapter 2) And did you know that establishing RAPPORT is the most important skill in forging alliances? (Chapter 3) What if we gave you the philosophical structure of ALL arguments and showed you a surefire technique for restructuring the entire debate around YOUR consensus? Cause we did, and that’s in Chapter 5. That’s right… and in Chapter 4 we diagnose all of your best allies and enemies! Chapter 6 is an exhaustive list of 8 different strategies for all delegations, 4 more strategies for committees when you have multiple delegations competing against each other, and 3 more advanced strategies for the experts! You’ve read about us on Best Delegate and we’ve now sent around the world! We’ve shipped to Dubai, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Brazil in just the last two months! Oh, and they’re using our book in a college course at University of Indiana!! [BuyBookCenter] We’ve got 240 pages on the art of Model UN. We teach you how to be social, to confidently use diplomacy for your advantage, how to make friends and then make them your allies, how to carefully influence the committee toward your policies, and lastly: How to GAVEL!! [BuyBookCenter] Preview it here if you don’t believe...

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Free Download for MUN Advisors!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E | Comments Off on Free Download for MUN Advisors!

Free Download for MUN Advisors!

We’ve recently added a small section to the appendices specifically for Model UN teachers and advisors! We’re also giving it to you, appended onto the intro to our book, for free! Download it now! This is the only complete book written on Model UN… and the task was not taken lightly. We hope to continue working and developing supplemental material to integrate Model UN into social studies classrooms because the interactivity and educational potential of the Model UN experience is deeper than the traditional curriculum. In Model UN, students take active roles in their own learning and that is PRICELESS! Get a copy and help support our educational goals!...

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The Modern Age of MUN!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Updates | Comments Off on The Modern Age of MUN!

The Modern Age of MUN!

Model UN is getting some PRESS! First, we’d like to point you to the biggest article we’ve seen about Model UN as the New York Times must have hired an author with some legit MUN experience to explain how integral this new educational experience is for students growing up in this global world! And we also would like to tip our hats to our friends at Best Delegate for getting some great exposure in the article! On a side note that proves this whole MUN thing is growing like wildfire, our book is being ordered by the University of Indiana for use in a college course based on bringing Model UN into the classroom! We’re extremely honored that someone out there has heard of us. We did happen to write the only complete book on Model UN that exists, so we can’t blame them. But the main reason we’re writing today is because we wanted to share with you that the book has some new additions! MUN-E now includes an extra section on advanced strategies in Chapter 6: “The Blueprint,” as well as a whole new Chapter that carries you through the creation of your own website for your club, your conference, or your own blog. Just like our website is connected to our Facebook and Twitter, you can connect your site the same way using our chapter on “Going Digital.” Your site will be set up in WordPress FOR FREE, then with a few clicks you’ll have all of your social media integrated, and you’ll be managing your site like a pro with the WordPress dashboard. This is the future and we made it our mission to help get you there. Advisors and Club Organizers!!! Yes, we didn’t forget about you either. There is now an appendix that details organizational strategies for sustaining a successful Model UN Club along with some tips on managing a school trip of 80-100 high school students. Use the summer wisely and get prepped for this year’s competition! We’re including a preview of the book here. Use the little orange [+] button to share it!...

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Preview our Book NOW!!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog, Current Events, Featured, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E, Social Skills, Updates | Comments Off on Preview our Book NOW!!

Preview our Book NOW!!

For the first time, we’re finally letting you read some excerpts of the book!! Use the little orange [+] button to share it! [BuyBook]

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