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Madrid WorldMUN 2019

Harvard World Model United Nations Madrid 

Bericht über die Woche vom 17.03. – 22.03.2019

(english version down below)

Das Harvard World Model United Nations ist unbestritten eine einmalige Erfahrung, so war die Woche in Madrid auch für unsere Delegation eine ganz neue, mit anderen Veranstaltungen unvergleichbare Erfahrung, bei der wir viel Neues lernen und sehen konnten. Neben den vielen Menschen, Kulturen und Meinungen, die wir erleben durften, ist uns bewusst geworden, dass es hier sehr stark darauf ankommt, welches Individuum das jeweilige Land vertritt und wie der Austragungsort und die Organisation gestaltet sind. Das bedeutete zum Beispiel, dass auch kleine Länder viel bewirken können, wenn sie dominant vertreten werden. Vor allem, da sehr darauf geachtet wurde, dass diese auch zu Wort kommen und sich beteiligen können. Jede Delegation und jeder einzelne der Delegierten hat also die Chance etwas zu bewirken, je nachdem wie Vorschläge und Meinungen von den Einzelnen präsentiert werden. Jede einzelne Stimme ist also wichtig und so haben auch wir uns während der Veranstaltung als Repräsentierende der Republik Tschad wichtig und wahrgenommen gefühlt, trotz der allgemein vorherrschenden konkurrenzschwangeren Atmosphäre.

 

Hier ein kurzer Einblick unserer Madrid-MUN:

Tag 1: Der erste Tag war zum Kennenlernen da. Nach der Eröffnungszeremonie im Palacio Municipal de Congresos, bei welcher jeder Einzelne der Teilnehmenden mit vielen motivierenden Worten angesprochen und uns Lob und Ruhm mit auf den Weg gegeben wurden – unter anderem von der Bürgermeisterin und dem König Spaniens-, ging es gegen Abend zum „Global Village“ – einer Veranstaltung, bei der einige Länder ausgewählte kulinarische Spezialitäten ihres Landes vorstellten und viel zu spanischer Musik getanzt wurde. Der Abend fand im beeindruckenden Gebäude des Palacio de Cibeles, direkt an der berühmten Gran Vía statt. Es wurde sehr deutlich welche Bemühungen und Aufwand das spanische Organisationsteam hier auf sich genommen hat, um die Hauptstadt bestmöglich zu präsentieren.

Tag 2: Am zweiten Tag ging es dann ans Eingemachte – die erste Committee-Session, bei welcher inhaltliche Debatten an erster Stelle standen.

Historical Legal Committee: Das Thema: „Legality of the bombing in Syria 2014 by the US“, stand auf der Agenda. Fuß zu fassen war für den Chad aufgrund unserer nationalen Erfahrungen mit terroristischen Organisationen, nicht schwierig. Unser Komitee bestand aus ca. 300 Personen, Länder von A-Z wurden vertreten. Schnell fanden wir Verbündete und setzten uns in der zweiten Session dieses Tages an das Verfassen eines Working Paper.

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee: Unser Komitee, das dominierend aus weiblichen Delegierten bestand, auch ca. 300 Personen groß, beschäftigte sich 2019 mit den Rechten und der Humanitären bzw. Gesundheitlichen Versorgung von Frauen, vor allem in Entwicklungs-, und Schwellenländern. Nachdem alle ihre Einführungsreden gehalten hatten und schon einige Verbesserungs- und Handlungsvorschläge auf dem Tisch lagen, ging es nach der Mittagspause schon richtig in die Diskussion. Als Afrikanisches Sahelland, hatte unsere Delegation keine Schwierigkeiten sich sofort mit den anderen anwesenden Afrikanischen Staaten zusammenzutun und gemeinsame Berührungspunkte für eine Zusammenarbeit herauszufiltern. Und schon ging es an die vereinte Arbeit an den Working Papers.

Disarmament and Security Committee: In einem der größten Committees diskutierten 300 Delegierte über Maßnahmen gegen Völkermord. Deswegen hatte man von Anfang an eine Rednerliste von 150 Staaten. Um seine Eröffnungsrede überhaupt halten zu können verwendete man alle möglichen Tricks. Durch sogenannte „unmoderated caucuses“ konnte man die Redeliste umgehen. So entfachte ein „Meldekrieg“, bei jeder Frage nach Sprechbeiträgen schnellten 30 Länderschilder in die Höhe und versuchten die Aufmerksamkeit des Chairs zu erlangen. Auch wir mussten auf diese Methode zurückgreifen.

 

Tag 3: Dritter Tag, vierte Session – die Working Paper wurden eingereicht und ausgiebig diskutiert. Es gab viele „unmoderated caucuses“ bei denen angeregt außerhalb des Sitzungssaals diskutiert und sich in verbündeten Grüppchen zusammengefunden wurde.

Besonders im Komitee der World Health Organisation begann eine konstruktive Zusammenarbeit der einzelnen „Working Groups“. Während sich die meisten „Single Delegates“ einig waren, dass für eine internationale Regulierung von genetisch modifizierter Nahrung eine multilaterale Lösung gefunden werden muss, wurde vor allem die Herangehensweise diskutiert. Entwicklungsländer (zu denen auch der Tschad zählt) versuchten meist für eine Anwendung in ihren Staaten zu werben, weil sie sich bessere Bedingungen für ihre Farmer und deren Erträge erhofften. Die Delegierten der entwickelten Nationen setzten sich demgegenüber für mehr Transparenz und Informationen für den Endverbraucher ein. Allerdings sprachen auch diese sich für Maßnahmen aus, welche vielen Entwicklungsländern zugutekamen. Zwar nahm die Republik Tschad dieses Entgegenkommen positiv auf, aber sie drückte auch ihre berechtigten Zweifel aus dass internationale Hilfe auch immer eine Gefahr für die nationale Souveränität darstellt.

 

Tag 4: Am vierten Tag ging es um das Verfassen der Draft Resolutions.

Historical Legal Committee: Wir fanden viele Verbündete, mit welchen wir einiges aushandeln konnten – jedoch war eins unserer Hauptziele in keiner Resolution enthalten. Das hieß für uns: Wir unterschreiben nicht. Nach weiteren Diskussionen und Verhandlungen hatten wir schlussendlich doch noch eine Resolution, die unseren Interessen zusagte. Dann der Schock: Unsere Resolution hatte zu wenig Unterstützer – zu wenig Unterschriften und konnte nicht eingereicht werden. Nach längerem Prozess und Rücksprache mit dem Chair wurde das Committee ein weiteres Mal abgezählt und das Quorum fiel kleiner aus, wir brauchten also weniger Stimmen, um unsere Resolution einzureichen. Glück gehabt.

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee: In unserer Gruppe der Afrikanischen Länder Repräsentationen waren wir sehr gut aufgehoben. In den Draft Resolutions waren unsere Meinungen und Vorschläge in gemeinsamer Absprache uns Zustimmung gut vertreten und wir beim Vorbringen unserer Resolution sehr zufrieden.

Disarmament and Security Committee: Parallel zu unserer Beteiligung an mehreren Draft Resolutions waren wir auch Teil einer kleinen Gruppe von Staaten. Jene Staaten, welche irgendwelche Verletzungen von staatlicher Souveränität vehement entgegenstanden, indem man die einzelnen Draft Resolutions beeinflussen wollten. So manche Draft Resolution konnte so unseren Interessen nach verändert werden. Und letztlich konnten wir durch genug Druck auf den Chair auch einen abschließenden Redebeitrag geben, um so uns ganz klar zu den einzelnen Draft Resolutions zu positionieren.

 

Tag 5: Der fünfte Tag war dazu da, Amendments einzureichen und somit an den Resolutionen zu feilen. Alle Komitees schienen sehr kooperativ, da die lange Woche in den Knochen steckte und wir alle ein gutes, professionelles und wahrheitsgetreues Ergebnis erzielen wollten. Allerdings wurde auch immer deutlicher, welcher Zusammenschluss unter den Delegationen sich am lebhaftesten hervorgetan hatte und so auch im Verlauf und vor allem zum Schluss die meiste Unterstützung des Chairs erhielt. Nach hitzigen Diskussionen kam also am Ende die Einigung um des Ergebnisses Willen, sodass die Woche und die ganze Arbeit, die in die Simulation gesteckt wurde auch einen Sinn bereitstellen konnte.

 

Am Ende stand die Abschluss-Zeremonie, die von talentierten Sängern*innen und Tänzern*innen eingeleitet, schließlich von den Preisverleihungen gekrönt wurde. Bis zu “bestgekleidste Delegierte“ und „bester Tänzer“ war alles vertreten.

Respekt an die Studierenden von Harvard, welche diese Veranstaltung zusammen mit den Studierenden des jeweiligen ausgewählten Austragungsortes, immer wieder organisiert. Zwar ging es mitunter auch chaotisch zu, jedoch wurde dieses Jahr, so wie wir – unsere Delegation aus Jena – das erlebt haben, vieles verbessert gehandhabt. Beispielsweise hat Harvard stark darauf geachtet, dass umweltfreundlich agiert wurde. So bekam jeder der fast 3000 Delegierten einen Baumwoll-Jutebeutel und recycelte Blocks, sowie Notizbücher. Sogar eine gläserne Trinkflasche und ein 16 GB-USB Stick waren dabei.

Inspirierend waren zum Schluss vor allem auch die Reden der Gewinner der MUNs vergangener Jahre, da sie von ihren weiteren Erfahrungen mit der World MUN berichteten. Hierbei wurde ersichtlich, dass die MUN für viel mehr steht als „nur“ eine simulierte UN-Verhandlung, sondern auch für reale humanitäre Projekte einsteht und Engagement fördert. Es wird klar, dass die World MUN genügend weitere Möglichkeiten und Chancen bietet, sich auch außerhalb der Haupt-MUNs ganz persönlichen, individuellen Verbesserungs-Projekten in der eigenen Umgebung zu widmen, sich daran zu beteiligen und dafür Unterstützung von den Mitgliedern und Gründern dieser gemeinnützigen Organisation bekommen zu können.

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISCH

 

Harvard World Model United Nations Madrid – Report on the week of 03/17 – 03/22/2019

 

The Harvard World Model United Nations is undoubtedly a unique experience, so the week in Madrid was also a very new experience for our delegation. We have learned and saw a lot of new things. In addition to the many people, cultures and opinions that we were able to experience, we have become aware that it depends very much on which individual represents the respective country and how the venue and the organization are designed. This meant, for example, that even small countries can do a lot if they are represented dominantly. Above all, since it was very important to ensure that they also have their say and can participate. So, every delegation and every one of the delegates has a chance to make a difference, as suggestions and opinions are presented by individuals. Every single vote is important, and so we felt important and perceived as representatives of the Republic of Chad during the event, despite the prevailing competitive atmosphere.

Here’s a quick look at our Madrid MUN:

Day 1: The first day was there to get to know each other. After the opening ceremony in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos, in which each one of the participants was addressed with many motivating words and praise and glory along the way – including the Mayor of Madrid and the King of Spain – we went to „Global Village „- an event where some countries presented selected culinary specialties of their country and we have danced much to spanish music. The evening took place in the impressive building of the Palacio de Cibeles, right on the famous Gran Vía. It became very clear which efforts the spanish organization team took on here to present the capital as best as possible.

Day 2: On the second day there was the first committee session, in which content-related debates were in the first place.

Historical Legal Committee: The topic: „Legality of the bombing in Syria 2014 by the US“ was on the agenda. It was not difficult for the Chad to gain a foothold due to our national experience with terroristic organizations. Our committee consisted of about 300 people; countries of A-Z were represented. Quickly we found allies and sat in the second session of this day to write a working paper.

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee: Our committee, which consisted predominantly of female delegates, also about 300 people tall, dealt in 2019 with the rights and humanitarian on health care of women, especially in developing and emerging countries. After all of the delegates had given their introductory speeches and already had some suggestions for improvement and action on the table, it was after the lunch break already properly in the discussion. As an African Sahel country, our delegation had no difficulty in getting together immediately with the other African countries present and identifying common points of contact for cooperation. And then it was time for the combined work on the Working Papers.

Disarmament and Security Committee: In one of the largest committees 300 delegates discussed measures against genocide. That’s why you had from the beginning a list of speakers from 150 states. To be able to hold his opening speech you used all sorts of tricks. By so-called „unmoderated caucuses“ one could bypass the speech list. Thus a „reporting war“ kindled, with every question about speech contributions, 30 country signs shot up and tried to get the attention of the chair. We too had to resort to this method.

 

Day 3: Third day, fourth session – the working papers were submitted and discussed extensively. There were many „unmoderated caucuses“ in which you had the chance to discuss everything excitedly outside the meeting room and get in allied groups.

Especially in the committee of the World Health Organization, a constructive cooperation of the individual working groups began. While most „single delegates“ agreed that a multilateral solution had to be found for international regulation of genetically modified food, the main focus was on the approach. Developing countries (including Chad) have mostly sought to promote their use in their states because they hoped for better conditions for their farmers and their yields. In contrast, the delegates of the developed nations advocated more transparency and information for the end user. However, these also supported measures that benefited many developing countries. Although the Republic of Chad accepted this condolence positively, it also expressed its legitimate doubts that international aid is always a threat to national sovereignty.

 

Day 4: The fourth day was about drafting draft resolutions.

Historical Legal Committee: We found many allies with whom we could negotiate a lot, but one of our main goals was not included in any resolution. That meant for us: We do not sign. After further discussions and negotiations, we finally had a resolution that appealed to our interests. Then the shock: Our resolution had too few supporters – too few signatures and could not be submitted. After a long process and consultation with the Chair, the committee was counted once more and the quorum was smaller, so we needed fewer votes to file our resolution. Lucky.

Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee: In our group of African Representations we were in very good hands. In the Draft Resolutions, our opinions and suggestions were well represented in agreement and approval, and we were very satisfied with the presentation of our resolution.

Disarmament and Security Committee: In parallel with our involvement in several draft resolutions, we were also part of a small group of states. Those states that vehemently opposed any violations of state sovereignty by influencing the individual draft resolutions. So many draft resolutions could be changed according to our interests. And finally, by putting enough pressure on the chair, we were also able to give a concluding speech, in order to clearly position ourselves for the individual draft resolutions.

Day 5: The fifth day was to submit amendments and thus to file the resolutions. All the committees seemed very cooperative, as the long week was in the bones and we all wanted to get a good, professional and truthful result. However, it became clearer and clearer which association among the delegations had been the most liveliest and thus received the most support from the chair in the course and, above all, at the end. After heated discussions, the agreement was finally reached on the outcome, so that the week and all the work that was put into the simulation could also make sense.

The final ceremony, which was initiated by talented singers and dancers, culminated in the award ceremony. Everything was represented, including „best-dressed delegates“ and „best dancers“.

Respect for the students of Harvard, who organize this event together with the students of the selected venue. Although it was sometimes chaotic, but this year, as we – our delegation from Jena – have experienced, much improved handling. For example, Harvard has paid great attention to being environmentally friendly. So each of the nearly 3,000 delegates got a cotton jute bag and recycled blocks, as well as notebooks. Even a glass bottle and a 16 GB USB stick were there.

In the end, the speeches of the winners of the MUNs of the past years were especially inspiring as they reported on their further experiences with the World MUN. It became clear that the MUN stands for much more than „just“ a simulated UN negotiation, but also stands for real humanitarian projects and promotes engagement. It becomes clear that the World MUN offers enough opportunities and opportunities to devote itself to, participate in, and get support from the members and founders of this non-profit organization outside the main MUNs Get organization.

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Delegation Madrid 2019

The Delegates

 

Aleksandra Karadeniz (23), a B.A. student in Arabic and Intercultural Business Communication is active as a student representative in various committees at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. She is interested in how to resolve conflicts worldwide, including various cultural approaches to problem solving. Aleksandra strongly believes in the importance of international communication and cooperation in today’s globalized world. Her professional goal is to become a career diplomat. She is excited to be a part of WorldMUN in Madrid and appreciates the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about other perspectives on current global issues.

 

 

 

 

Anne-Marie Schlecht (22) studies for her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She successfully participated in last year’s UNIGA, a university internal simulation of the UN General Assembly. As a part of the Dutch Delegation she gained some diplomatic experience and is now very much looking forward to her first WorldMUN experience in Madrid. Someday she wants to contribute to solving international conflicts and is strongly convinced that global challenges should be solved only through dialog-based cooperation. Therefore, she appreciates the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to understand what it means to be part of a big international organization.

 

 

 

 

Daniel Schäfer (21) is a third year B.A. student of political science and intercultural business communications at the Friedrich Schiller Universität. He successfully participated at this year’s UNIGA as the delegation of the United States of America. As a member of different university committees, he represents students and their interests. In his free time, he is engaged for different national and international organizations focusing on European unity, security politics, international relations, and peace and conflict studies. This engagement expresses itself in attending conferences, meetings, hearings and other political events. He is looking forward to using his experience in the upcoming WorldMUN.

 

 

Emmely Schröder (20) is a third year B.A. student of Communication Science and Intercultural Studies and Business Communications at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. Her main interest, besides of the United Nations and their organizations, are the intercultural negotiations at the WorldMUN in Madrid. She was always interested in peacekeeping and human rights and wants to understand the worlds views on wars, discrimination or environmental disasters. She already gained international experience on her trips around the world and is passionate about learning different languages as well as discovering other cultures. In her leisure time she is working for a local radio program and loves to do sports, such as Yoga and Tae Kwon Do. It will be Emmely’s first Model UN conference and she is excited to be part of it and gain new unforgettable experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Jakob Sußmann (21) studies Political Science and Intercultural-Economic-Communication at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. He is currently in his third B.A. semester and took the chance to participate at the WorldMUN, because he is interested on how international politics work in practice. The WorldMUN is probably a good opportunity to not only have an inside in multicultural debates and how the United Nations function, but also to work on strategies as a team and defend them. He wants to improve his negotiation skills and learn how it speak freely in front of a lot of people. Also, he is excited to meet other students from around the world, who are interested in the same topics and hear their different opinions and views how to solve problems in the globalized world of today.

 

 

 

 

Roland von Kintzel (24) is currently in his second semester in M.A. Politics at FSU Jena. Roland studied Social Sciences, Media Science and Politics in Düsseldorf. In his bachelor’s thesis, he addressed the applicability of the United Nations’ Peacebuilding concept in the post-soviet era. He has always been into politics and has also absolved a couple of internships at relevant institutions. Roland’s focus lies on political philosophy, but he is also into security policy and peace studies. In his free time, Roland likes meeting his friends, visiting political events, playing the Bayan, and working on his projects as an Anne Frank ambassador. It is Roland’s first time at MUN and he is very interested in the upcoming negotiations.

 

 

 

 

Sophia Stier (24) is finishing her B.A. in Art History- Film Studies (mayor) and Intercultural Business-communication (minor) at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. International relationships and intercultural communication have always appealed to her, even as the world grows together more and more. Getting in touch with the along coming conflicts as a young travelling student does very much concern her, which is why the UN as a global conflict administration is her main political interest. Even therefore, since its per se the most challenging concerns in this world affecting everyone. Also, it is part in her mayor studies because there is great correlation between cultural artistic values, cultural heritage and global issues. Accordingly, participating in the World MUN is a great opportunity to her for both, to learn how international organizations like the UN work and act, and to apply theoretical knowledge of strategies for world problems solution approaches. She is strongly convinced that experiences World MUN is providing, will be of great value to her professional and civic development and she very much welcomes the chance to contribute to the success of the FSU Delegation during the conference and to work with other students from all over to world.

 

 

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The Jena Delegation to WorldMUN 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Learning about Egyptian diplomacy

We left Jena very early in the morning to be on time for our meeting with the ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr. Badr Abdelatty, in Berlin. After a warm welcome we sat down and listened to a talk from the ambassador. He spoke about current Foreign Policy strategies and economic challenges that Egypt has to face,  because of its rapidly growing population. The he allowed us to ask our questions concerning our committees at WorldMUN. There we learned about Egypts leading role in the fight against terrorism and extremism. After around two hours we left the embassy with a lot of informative tips for Panama.

Then we opted for a quick lunch near the Federal Foreign Office, where we had our next meeting. Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet wit the responsible desk officer for Egypt Mr. Jahnke, but instead we could talk to Mr. Mauerer, who actually is responsible for Jordan and the African Union. But we could ask all our questions and got very detailed responses from him. Mr. Mauerer also gave us a detailed response about who could be a good negotiating partner for Egypt in Panama.

After this meeting we still weren’t finished in Berlin! We were able to get free entrance to the Neues Museum to see very interesting exhibition, that includes the bust of Nefertiti. By this time our feet were already tired from walking but we still powered through all floors of the museum.

Before we took our train home to Jena we had a small dinner and talked about the different impressions of the day.

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Heidelberg National MUN 2018 Experiences

On the weekend of January 13 to 14 2018 our delegation took part in the 8th Heidelberg National MUN 2018. We were accompanied by our delegation colleague Merve Okumus. Never before has anyone of us participated in a MUN and we were all very excited and a little bit nervous. Thanks to the preparation of the organizers in Heidelberg it was a great opportunity to gain some experience for this year’s WorldMUN in Panama City. In Heidelberg there were two committees present: The General Assembly and the NATO. Our delegation represented different countries within the General Assembly.

The topic before the General Assembly was Digitalization and Development and gave us the chance to dig into an issue that is very important in the whole world.

Carolin Brandenburg and Oliver Laskowski represented France and were lucky to have a huge contribution in the outcome of the draft resolution, which in the end successfully passed. Thanks to their broad passion concerning this topic, the speeches hold by this delegation were well remembered by all the participants in Heidelberg.

Janine Stibaner and Merve Okumus represented India in the General Assembly. As India’s role is a very significant in the global setting of digitalization, this delegation had the chance to really bring the discussion forward – in the moderated as well as in the unmoderated caucus. Because of their very eager preparation in the weeks before, they had a profound knowledge of all the topics being debated.

Iryna Sheremeta and Olexandra Panova, the delegates of North Korea, offered the most interesting ideas when it comes to digitalization in a globalized world, even though it was by far the most difficult role to engage in. Due to their commitment the whole weekend they managed to support an amendment which finally passed.

Olha Zhuk was assigned to be the representor of Ukraine and could contribute in the debate with specific ideas and demands. Especially her work in the unmoderated caucus discussing with other delegations enriched the debate and contributed to a successful result.

Lara Hoffmann and Lisa Anke had the opportunity to represent Afghanistan with the country most in need for digitalization. In the moderated caucus they explained the special necessity for developing countries in their area and in the unmoderated caucus they connected with other delegation and were signatories of various working papers, amendments and the draft resolution within the process.

All in all, our delegation was very glad to have participated in this special setting of the Neue Aula at the Heidelberg National MUN. Thanks to this opportunity we caught the MUN spirit and cannot wait enlarge our experiences at the WorldMUN in Panama City 2018.

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Happy New Year!

This years delegation wishes all of you a happy new year! May all your hopes and wishes come true!

Our resolution is to post more regulary on this website. But if that is not enough for you, you can follow us on facebook!

 

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WorldMUN Christmas Evening

Nine students from Jena will fly to Panama City in March 2018 to take part in the UN simulation of Harvard University. In order to introduce the programme to the Friedrich Schiller University community, all the members of the delegation organized Christmas event with homemade cookies and Glühwein. All the guests had a chance to buy something and in such a way to support this educational trip.

 

The evening program was moderated by one of the delegates Lara Hoffmann, who introduced not only the whole delegation at the beginning but also made a flashback to past WorldMUNs. The Christmas spirit was then initiated by a jazz vocal contribution by Carolina Rehrmann, a member of the Department of International Relations. Afterwards, Steve Biedermann, a member of the Department of International Organizations and Globalization, presented the German Society for the United Nations and informed about the history, goals and activities of the DGVN. He pointed, that WorldMUN is a unique opportunity for students to see learn deeply about the work of the UN and in such a way encouraged students to apply next years. The following thing, that was presented was the historical film  „Merry Christmas“ for the Christmas Peace 1914, which was arranged by the delegate Janine Stibaner. Before a short program break, Franziska Sandt, a lecturer at the Department of International Organizations and Globalization and Faculty Advisor of the WorldMUN Delegation, read a Christmas story from O’Henry.

 

During a short break, all the guests were able to relax a little bit to try Christmas cookies and Glühwein. Next step of the programme was two Christmas stories in Poetry Slam style read by the author. After that three members of WorldMUN delegation 2018 from Ukraine Iryna Sheremeta, Olexandra Panova and Olha Zhuk told some facts about Ukrainian Christmas traditions. To conclude, two short poems followed. Scheuermann, one of the professors of Department of International Organizations and Globalization. The evening finished on the high jazz note thanks to a new vocal contribution from Mrs Rehrmann, who once again impressed the audience with her great voice.

 

After the official program, there was once again the opportunity for a short conversation and sharing of Christmas wishes to each other with Glühwein and cookies. On behalf of the whole delegation, we are grateful for the financial support of the DGVNF,  that made this evening possible

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Delegation Panama City 2018

The Delegates

 

Lisa Anke (24), a B.A. student in Political Science and Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, is interested in how to resolve conflicts worldwide and how to establish peace in conflict-affected areas. She believes in the connection between the psychological dimension and intercultural communication on the one side and politics on the other. She gained experience abroad, e.g. during a student exchange in France and South Africa, as an international volunteer in Colombia and as an Erasmus student in Turkey. Her goal is to work for an international human rights organization. She is looking forward to meet people from all over the world at WorldMUN 2018 and getting insights into diplomatic negotiation strategies and the work of international organizations. In her spare time, she loves attending cultural programs with her friends and travelling to other countries.

 

 

 

 

Lara Hoffmann (23), a first-semester student in the M.A. program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, completed her undergraduate studies in Political and Educational Science at the University of Erlangen. She strongly believes in the importance of international dialogue and cooperation in today’s globalized world. In her studies, she focuses on international relations, diplomacy as well as peace and conflict studies. WorldMUN provides her with a unique opportunity to work with students from all around the world, enhance her language and diplomatic skills, and develop a profound understanding of the UN system and procedures. Ultimately, she would like to contribute to intercultural understanding and help find solutions to the global challenges that we face today. She is very much looking forward for her first WorldMUN.

 

 

 

 

Olya Zhuk (23) is finishing her M.A. in Politics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She already obtained a Master’s in International Relations at Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine. International organizations have always been her favorite field of studies which is why the UN, particularly the UN Security Council, is the topic of her Master thesis. To her, participating in the World MUN is a great opportunity to both learn how the UN works and apply her theoretical knowledge to real-world issues. She is strongly convinced that the World MUN will be of great value to her professional development and welcomes the chance to contribute to the success of the FSU Delegation during the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver  Laskowski, a 25-year old student from Lower Saxony, Germany, is currently enrolled in the M.A. Program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena where he focuses on international relations and foreign policy. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Economics at the University of Mannheim and completed internships in the German Bundestag and at the office of a council faction of the City of Mannheim. An active member of several youth- and student-parliaments, he participates regularly in political seminars throughout Europe. He is looking forward to meeting many new people and learning about their perspectives on current global issues at MUN 2018. Developing his diplomatic skills, engaging in productive political discussions and achieving a deeper understanding of the work of the United Nations are Oliver’s core incentives for participating in MUN 2018. To him, bringing people from all over the world together and having them work on solutions to our most challenging global problems is at the core of the Harvard World Model United Nations 2018 and the reason why it will be a lasting experience.

 

 

Janine Stibaner (31),  a student in the Master’s Program “Applied Ethics and Conflict Management” at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, is interested in reasoning about moral positions in conflict situations as they arise in medicine, economics, politics as well as bioethics. She successfully completed the workshop „Negotiation and Management of Conflicts,” fulfilling the „Mutual Gains Approach of Harvard University’s Project on Negotiation (PON).” Prior to her Master’s Program, she earned two bachelor degrees in Philosophy/Political Science and Studies of the Ancient Orient. As working for an international organization always involves different cultures, gaining a deeper understanding of cultures and their histories is fundamental to her. She considers the Harvard World Model United Nations a unique opportunity to learn about how to address global issues.

 

 

 

 

Iryna Sheremeta (23) is a motivated and socially active M.A. student in the Political Science double-degree program at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). From 2016 until 2017 she served as President of the local branch of the European Youth Forum AEGEE (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe) in Kyiv. She has extensive international experience as both a volunteer and a professional. Before embarking in her M.A. program, she worked at the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation and the international organization Yalta European Strategy for which she helped organize the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting. In addition, she participated in the „Young Leaders“ section at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting. With her interest in reforms, the NGO sector and international organizations, Iryna also completed an internship in the international department of Reanimation Package of Reforms. Iryna believes in learning by doing such, e.g. by getting engaged in committee sessions, intercultural exchanges, panels and educational activities

 

 

Carolin Brandenburg (23) just started her first year in the M.A. program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rostock, where she was active as a student representative in various committees. WorldMUN provides a great opportunity for her to pursue her academic interest in international relations, especially in conflict resolution and peacekeeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oleksandra Panova (23) studies towards her M.A. in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Beforehand, she completed her B.A. in Political Science at Kyiv-Mohyla-Academy, Kyiv (Ukraine). As a response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, Oleksandra is particularly interested in learning more about peacekeeping activities, conflict resolution, negotiation processes, and the role of international organizations. With her interest in applying different approaches to real-world issues, she frequently participates in workshops, debates or simulation games. She is strongly convinced that global challenges should be solved only through cooperation and dialog on the highest level.

 

 

 

 

Johannes Säuberlich (21) completed his B.A. in Sociology and Economics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2017 and has started studying towards his M.A. in Sociology. He is very much looking forward to his first WorldMUN experience in Panama. He appreciates the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to understand what it means to be part of a big international organization.

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News article „Jena TV“

http://http://www.jenatv.de/mediathek/37757/Jenaer_Studenten_vertreten_Sierra_Leone_bei_UNO_Simulation.html

 

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News article by „Thüringen im Blick“

Studierende der Universität Jena fahren zu internationaler UNO-Simulation in Montréal 2017

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Politic Slam – Happy New Year!

RememberinIMG_0710ag an evening of joy, laughter and wonderful slam, we, the delegation of the University of Jena, want to thank you for this evening and for your support. Without you, this christmassy poetry slam would not have been possible. We hope you also enjoyed beeing with us.
The delegation of Jena sends you the warmest thoughts and best wishes and a very Happy New Year, looking forward to the adventures at Heidelberg MUN, Erfurt MUN and Harvard WorldMUN.
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Prof. Dr. Michael Dreyer