Welcome to RUMUN!

rutgers-model-united-nations-2016On behalf of the Institute for Domestic and International Affairs, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to Rutgers Model United Nations. The conference will take place from 1-4 December 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.

During this conference, students will be working together to discuss relevant and pressing global issues of the modern age. Students will be participating in a diverse range of committees, ranging from committees such as Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) or World Health Organization (WHO), to unique and dynamic committees such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). RUMUN will feature 21 diverse committees, where students will have the opportunity to practice public speaking, clear and concise writing, and critical thinking. In addition to tackling complex global problems, students will be developing valuable skills in a unique out of classroom educational experience.

This year, the theme for RUMUN is “Interculturalism.” Interculturalism refers to communication between various cultures, and challenges the segregation of cultural groups in society. Almost every issue the world faces today has some variety of a cultural conflict due to the very phenomena that Interculturalism tries to combat. Conflicts in the Middle East, or mistreatment of minority groups are obvious examples of this conflict, however it also applies in more subtle ways in a number of issues, whether it is nuclear proliferation, economic development, or even deforestation. This theme will challenge students to analyze and understand the root cause of a problem and gain a deeper understanding of culture and how it affects the world today.

Registration for RUMUN is now open, and we encourage you to register as soon as you can!  While we try to accept all schools that register for the conference, we sometimes fill up faster than anticipated.  If you have any questions, please email me at gopal.velagala@idia.net.



Gopal Velagala


Rutgers Model United Nations 2016