Two of our keynote speakers are Curtis Hayley and Stephen Perkins, the founders of the growing nonprofit Make Politics Positive. They are comitted to creating communities where political discourse is constructive, powerful, and positive.Click here to learn more about Make Politics Positive
Tri-Valley Model United Nations is hosted at the Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA), at 2600 Camino Ramon Suite 400 San Ramon, CA 94583. BRIIA is an organization that connects entrepreneurs with the resources to help their startups succeed.Click here to learn more about BRIIA.
Tri-Valley Model United Nations Conference is a new conference in San Ramon, CA
Tri-Valley Model United Nations (Tri-MUN) is a new MUN conference in the Bay Area for middle and high school students. Hosted in the Bishop Ranch complex in San Ramon, we seek to differentiate this conference by organizing original, interdisciplinary committees. This is a conference for students, by students, and an opportunity for new delegates to gain valuable experience with debating, negotiating, and policymaking while learning about global affairs, politics, and diplomacy.To get conference updates and information, subscribe to our mailing list.
July 8th, 2018 – Registration opensAugust 15th, 2018 – Committee background guides released September 18th, 2018 – Registration closes TBD – Online training session for first-time delegates September 22nd, 2018 – Tri-Valley MUN Conference
Position Papers are not required for Tri-MUN. Delegates may write them if they wish to be prepared and receive feedback from chairs.
Tri-MUN prides ourself on being a modern conference. Laptops are permitted in committee with no wifi, and delegates may use laptops with wifi outside of committee. Delegates are allowed to leave committee for a duration shorter than 5 minutes without the Chair’s permission.
The following committees, run by experienced secretariat and directorate members, have been designed to both challenge and engage new MUN competitors with diverse and interdisciplinary topics. Please read the linked topic guides for ore information.
FULL: Advanced: United Nations General Assembly (GA)
GA Topic Guide
FULL: Crisis Committee: China Belt and Road Initiative
China – one of the fastest growing economic, social, and political giants of today’s world. After laying politically dormant for decades following the rise of the Communist Party, China has recently grown its influence around the world through quiet backroom diplomacy and hushed boardroom dealings.Delegates of this committee will play the roles of Chinese ministers who are deciding the future of the Belt and Road Initiative, the largest international infrastructure project ever undertaken in the history of mankind. OBOR Topic Guide
FULL: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
This committee is exclusively for first-time and novice delegates. Humanitarian aid is one of the core tenets of the United Nation’s mission. However, the effectiveness of such aid is often called into question. Linda Polman,
FULL: Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations (SPECPOL)
SPECPOL Topic Guide
This committee is exclusively for first-time and novice delegates, geared to give a learning opportunity and to pave the way for high school MUN. This committee is similar to the Security Council, but instead, every member will have an equal vote. Delegates will be members of the General Assembly tasked with drafting resolutions to address the human rights violations and precarious wars of Syria. Delegates will learn how to research, improve public-speaking skills, and learn about critical issues in the world.
Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 945832600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
All of our Tri-MUN staff are passionate, local high school MUN participants, who are committed to creating the best possible experience for all Tri-MUN delegates.
Vikram attends Dougherty Valley High School as part of the Class of 2019. He has been doing MUN since freshman year, and has attended numerous conferences and placed in the top three of the committee, recently taking Best Delegate at Davis MUN In his free time, he enjoys playing cello and walking his dog.
Won Bin Lee
Won Bin is our Crisis Director. He is a student at Dougherty Valley High School in the Class of 2019. He is also an experienced MUN who has received the Best Delegate Award at Stanford MUNC 2017. When he is not prepping, he’s doing DECA work or playing guitar.
Graduating in 2019, Gabe is a student at Dougherty Valley. Gabe is an veteran MUN participant and received the Best Delegate award at Davis, Santa Clara, and East Bay MUN, as well as numerous other college conferences. In his free time, he enjoys running.
This website would be impossible without our valued team member, Abhijit. In addition to having an extensive background in MUN, he is an experienced DECA competitor and an essential portion of Tri-MUN
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