Cart 0
 
 
Screen Shot 2019-04-27 at 2.14.56 AM.png
YMUN XLVI - Core Sec.jpg
 

YMUN brings together more than 1,800 delegates from over 40 countries, connecting youth from around the world with Yale, New Haven, and each other. 


 

WHAT IS YMUN?

Yale Model United Nations is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually on Yale University’s campus in New Haven. At YMUN, delegates from all over the world interact with one another through debate and diplomacy to solve complex challenges facing the world today. Through taking on the roles of United Nations representatives, members of other international bodies, and policymakers in national cabinets, students learn about the inner workings of global politics and problem-solving. By engaging in topics concerning international and national security, political and economic development, human rights, sustainability, and more, delegates learn to navigate the intricacies of international negotiation and teamwork, adopt new perspectives, and develop comprehensive resolutions on pressing global issues.

Building upon more than four decades of experience, YMUN XLVI strives to provide every delegate with a dynamic, educational, and enriching opportunity to hone and showcase their abilities. Through our unique and novel committees, new year-round learning programs, and increased emphasis on accessibility, YMUN XLVI reaffirms our commitment to education and leadership. It is this passion, commitment, and care that make YMUN one of the premier global Model UN conferences.

We want to congratulate YMUN for their perfect program design... UN [procedure] training, political debates, master lectures... social activities, and a university life experience on the beautiful Yale campus. This is the best [conference] we have participated in and we encourage you to continue with this remarkable experience!
— YMUN XLI Delegation
Thank you for another amazing conference! We’ve been coming for nearly two decades, and it’s just fantastic.
— YMUN XLIV Delegation
[The conference] successfully engages young people to global issues, and hopefully primes them to a serious commitment to do their share in making a positive impact especially in the future. YMUN is true to its “Learn today, Lead tomorrow” tagline.
— YMUN XLV Delegation

 

OUR MISSION

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

YMUN aims to empower students from high schools around the globe through deep and active engagement with complex global issues. At YMUN, delegates develop skills in diplomacy, cooperation, and critical thinking that motivate lifelong global citizenship. Delegates leave YMUN with the knowledge that they can make an impact and affect positive change in the world.


WHY CHOOSE YMUN?

 

Learn Today

With our comprehensive chair recruitment and preparation procedure, we strive to create a fun, educational, dynamic committee experience for all delegates regardless of skill level. Our chairs are Yale students who are dedicated and passionate educators ready to be proactive with delegates. YMUN is also proud to provide both in-conference training and online pre-conference training.

Lead Tomorrow

Due to our commitment to learning, we hope delegates leave our conference with a greater awareness of global issues, equipped with the tools and motivation to make a difference. Through our keynote speaker, partnership with a non-profit organization, and new out-of-committee learning initiatives, we strive to integrate impact, responsibility, and action into our conference events.

Engage with Yale

Unlike many other conferences, YMUN is hosted on Yale’s beautiful campus and allows delegates and advisors to experience what our university has to offer. Through Yale Day, the Global Exchange Program and our Showcase, delegates will engage with Yale students and professors to not only learn about international relations, but also to gain insight into college life and beyond.


OUR SECRETARIAT

Secretary-General:

Aki Dhadda

Aki is a junior in Trumbull College and is the Secretary-General for YMUN XLVI. Aki is from Northern New Jersey and is studying Chemistry and Economics here at Yale. When not working on YMUN or academics, Aki is involved in a host of other conferences for the Yale International Relations Association, competes on Yale’s Model UN Team, gives Yale Campus tours and Science tours, and helps out at the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project. In her free time, Aki spends every day hopelessly trying not to get sick and wondering when she will get to eat spicy food next. Aki started her Model UN career almost five years ago at YMUN 40, and is very excited to introduce new delegates to the crazy, amazing world that is Model UN. Aki cannot wait for YMUN 46, and is thrilled to welcome delegates and advisors to Yale in just a few months. Please contact her at  secgen@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Aki is a junior in Trumbull College and is the Secretary-General for YMUN XLVI. Aki is from Northern New Jersey and is studying Chemistry and Economics here at Yale. When not working on YMUN or academics, Aki is involved in a host of other conferences for the Yale International Relations Association, competes on Yale’s Model UN Team, gives Yale Campus tours and Science tours, and helps out at the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project. In her free time, Aki spends every day hopelessly trying not to get sick and wondering when she will get to eat spicy food next. Aki started her Model UN career almost five years ago at YMUN 40, and is very excited to introduce new delegates to the crazy, amazing world that is Model UN. Aki cannot wait for YMUN 46, and is thrilled to welcome delegates and advisors to Yale in just a few months. Please contact her at secgen@ymun.org if you have any questions!

Director-General
of Operations:
David Yu

David is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles college who is super excited to serve as the Director-General of Operations. Originally from the NYC area, he is interested in majoring in Economics and Cognitive Science. YMUN 46 marks David’s second year on the YMUN secretariat, where he previously served as the ASG of Branding. At YIRA, he is also the Executive Director of YMUNI, our international relations summer program. At Yale, David leads first-year students on outdoor orientation trips in the New England wilderness. In his free time, David enjoys playing piano and designing buildings. He spent his past summer working as a surgical assistant at a dental office, where he learned the importance of not only flossing every night but also telling other people to floss. David is thrilled to welcome everyone to Yale in January. Feel free to contact him at  dg.operations@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

David is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles college who is super excited to serve as the Director-General of Operations. Originally from the NYC area, he is interested in majoring in Economics and Cognitive Science. YMUN 46 marks David’s second year on the YMUN secretariat, where he previously served as the ASG of Branding. At YIRA, he is also the Executive Director of YMUNI, our international relations summer program. At Yale, David leads first-year students on outdoor orientation trips in the New England wilderness. In his free time, David enjoys playing piano and designing buildings. He spent his past summer working as a surgical assistant at a dental office, where he learned the importance of not only flossing every night but also telling other people to floss. David is thrilled to welcome everyone to Yale in January. Feel free to contact him at dg.operations@ymun.org if you have any questions!

Director-General
of Committees:
Claire Calkins

Claire Calkins is a sophomore in Pierson College studying Statistics and Data Science and Global Affairs. She is absolutely thrilled to be Director General of Committees for YMUN XLVI. Claire is from Chicago, Illinois, and is also a part of other Yale Secretariats, for conferences like YMGE and IRSY. At Yale, she plays French horn with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and runs races with the Yale Triathlon Team. Besides academics, she is **punapologetic: she loves witty word play and coming up with puns and jokes to annoy the rest of the Secretariat. Feel free to say hello to her during the conference, or email her at  dg.committees@yale.edu , and she can’t wait to meet you all at the conference!

Claire Calkins is a sophomore in Pierson College studying Statistics and Data Science and Global Affairs. She is absolutely thrilled to be Director General of Committees for YMUN XLVI. Claire is from Chicago, Illinois, and is also a part of other Yale Secretariats, for conferences like YMGE and IRSY. At Yale, she plays French horn with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and runs races with the Yale Triathlon Team. Besides academics, she is **punapologetic: she loves witty word play and coming up with puns and jokes to annoy the rest of the Secretariat. Feel free to say hello to her during the conference, or email her at dg.committees@yale.edu, and she can’t wait to meet you all at the conference!

Under-Secretary-General
of Conference:
Eda Uzunlar

Eda is a sophomore in Davenport College and excited to be the YMUN XLVI Under-Secretary General of Conference. She grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and spent her childhood summers living the classic immigrant’s child life spending time with her family in Turkey. She plans on majoring in Global Affairs and participating in Yale’s Education Studies program. When she isn’t working to make YMUN the best conference that it can be, she’s either teaching parliamentary debate to the community’s high school students, working on the theme for her next radio show, or working at one of her many jobs on campus. Please feel free to reach out to her at  conference@ymun.org  if you have any questions or ideas about conference events!

Eda is a sophomore in Davenport College and excited to be the YMUN XLVI Under-Secretary General of Conference. She grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and spent her childhood summers living the classic immigrant’s child life spending time with her family in Turkey. She plans on majoring in Global Affairs and participating in Yale’s Education Studies program. When she isn’t working to make YMUN the best conference that it can be, she’s either teaching parliamentary debate to the community’s high school students, working on the theme for her next radio show, or working at one of her many jobs on campus. Please feel free to reach out to her at conference@ymun.org if you have any questions or ideas about conference events!

Under-Secretary-General
of Domestic Delegations:
Siddarth Shankar

Siddarth is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College and will serve as your Under-Secretary-General of Domestic Delegations for YMUN XLV. Hailing from three different U.S. states, Siddarth loves to travel and loves experiencing novel traditions and customs. He plans on majoring in Economics. Within YIRA, Siddarth has been a part of the Specialized and Crisis Simulation at Yale, Hemispheres, and Yale Model Government Europe. He also dances with Yale Jashan Bhangra, serves on the board of the South Asian Society at Yale, and will watch any and all TV or movies you put in front of him at any time. Please feel free to reach out to him at  domestic@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Siddarth is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College and will serve as your Under-Secretary-General of Domestic Delegations for YMUN XLV. Hailing from three different U.S. states, Siddarth loves to travel and loves experiencing novel traditions and customs. He plans on majoring in Economics. Within YIRA, Siddarth has been a part of the Specialized and Crisis Simulation at Yale, Hemispheres, and Yale Model Government Europe. He also dances with Yale Jashan Bhangra, serves on the board of the South Asian Society at Yale, and will watch any and all TV or movies you put in front of him at any time. Please feel free to reach out to him at domestic@ymun.org if you have any questions!

Under-Secretary-General of International Delegations:
Emily Mayo

Emily is a sophomore in Berkeley College and will be serving as your Under-Secretary-General of International Delegations for YMUN XLVI. Having lived in Mahwah, New Jersey for most of her life, Emily hopes to study Neuroscience and Linguistics. Since she attended YMUN as a high school student, Emily is excited to serve on the secretariat, especially after being an Assistant-Secretary-General of General Assemblies for YMUN XLV. Outside of YMUN, you can find Emily working in the lab or helping to plan student events with the Berkeley College Council. She also loves creative writing, going to brunch with her suitemates, and exploring new places on campus. Reach out to her at  international@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Emily is a sophomore in Berkeley College and will be serving as your Under-Secretary-General of International Delegations for YMUN XLVI. Having lived in Mahwah, New Jersey for most of her life, Emily hopes to study Neuroscience and Linguistics. Since she attended YMUN as a high school student, Emily is excited to serve on the secretariat, especially after being an Assistant-Secretary-General of General Assemblies for YMUN XLV. Outside of YMUN, you can find Emily working in the lab or helping to plan student events with the Berkeley College Council. She also loves creative writing, going to brunch with her suitemates, and exploring new places on campus. Reach out to her at international@ymun.org if you have any questions!

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF outreach:
Neil Udassi

Neil is a sophomore in Silliman College and is excited to serve as the USG of Outreach for YMUN XLVI. He is originally from Pakistan but grew up for much of his life in both the States and the Middle East. He is currently studying Molecular Biology and Economics here at Yale and, outside of YMUN, he's an undergraduate researcher at the Yale School of Medicine as well as an active member of Yale College Council and Science Tour Guide Office. Neil really enjoys traveling and, in particular, getting to meet new and exciting people from varied cultures and ways of life. He's also a foodie, so if you're looking for places to eat off-campus, be sure to hit him up. You'll see Neil rushing in and out of committee rooms for much of the conference, but please don't hesitate to come up to him with any questions or concerns at  outreach@ymun.org .

Neil is a sophomore in Silliman College and is excited to serve as the USG of Outreach for YMUN XLVI. He is originally from Pakistan but grew up for much of his life in both the States and the Middle East. He is currently studying Molecular Biology and Economics here at Yale and, outside of YMUN, he's an undergraduate researcher at the Yale School of Medicine as well as an active member of Yale College Council and Science Tour Guide Office. Neil really enjoys traveling and, in particular, getting to meet new and exciting people from varied cultures and ways of life. He's also a foodie, so if you're looking for places to eat off-campus, be sure to hit him up. You'll see Neil rushing in and out of committee rooms for much of the conference, but please don't hesitate to come up to him with any questions or concerns at outreach@ymun.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF branding:
Annie Fang

Annie is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards college and the Under Secretary General of Branding for YMUN XLVI. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Shanghai, China, at the age of 4 and has since then spent much of her time traveling between the two cities. She plans on double majoring in Statistics and Data Science and Global Affairs. Within YIRA, Annie has also been involved with YMUN Taiwan, YMUN Korea, and the International Relations Symposium at Yale. When she’s not busy with school work, she enjoys drinking green smoothies, grocery shopping, cooking with the Taiwanese American Society, and spending time with friends. Please feel free to reach out to her at  branding@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Annie is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards college and the Under Secretary General of Branding for YMUN XLVI. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, she moved to Shanghai, China, at the age of 4 and has since then spent much of her time traveling between the two cities. She plans on double majoring in Statistics and Data Science and Global Affairs. Within YIRA, Annie has also been involved with YMUN Taiwan, YMUN Korea, and the International Relations Symposium at Yale. When she’s not busy with school work, she enjoys drinking green smoothies, grocery shopping, cooking with the Taiwanese American Society, and spending time with friends. Please feel free to reach out to her at branding@ymun.org if you have any questions!

Under-Secretary-General
of Business:
Shawn Thacker

Shawn Thacker is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College and a prospective Global Affairs and Economics major. Although he now calls New Haven home, Shawn spent his life living between Kathmandu, Nepal and Iowa City, Iowa. Shawn has served on the secretariats of YMUN Taiwan and Yale Model Government Europe, and this marks his second year working for YMUN. Aside from conferences, Shawn also is involved with the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, the Jonathan Edwards College Council, and a North Korean human rights advocacy group called ThiNK. In his free time you can find Shawn frequenting New Haven coffee shops, contemplating architecture, or searching for the perfect study space. Shawn is thrilled to be a part of this year's secretariat and is confident this will be the best conference yet. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Shawn at  business@ymun.org  if you have any questions.

Shawn Thacker is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College and a prospective Global Affairs and Economics major. Although he now calls New Haven home, Shawn spent his life living between Kathmandu, Nepal and Iowa City, Iowa. Shawn has served on the secretariats of YMUN Taiwan and Yale Model Government Europe, and this marks his second year working for YMUN. Aside from conferences, Shawn also is involved with the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, the Jonathan Edwards College Council, and a North Korean human rights advocacy group called ThiNK. In his free time you can find Shawn frequenting New Haven coffee shops, contemplating architecture, or searching for the perfect study space. Shawn is thrilled to be a part of this year's secretariat and is confident this will be the best conference yet. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Shawn at business@ymun.org if you have any questions.

Under-Secretary-General
of Technology:
Linh Le

A proud sophomore in Branford College, Linh Le is incredibly honored to be serving as your Under-Secretary General of Technology for YMUN XLVI. Linh is originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, and will most likely work towards double-majoring in Global Affairs and Chemical Engineering at Yale. Linh has also worked with other YIRA constituent programs such as YMUN Korea, SCSY, and IRSY; you can also find him directing K-Pop dances or just purely napping at the Good Life Center. Make sure that you say hi to him during the conference days, and reach out to him if you need at  tech@ymun.org !

A proud sophomore in Branford College, Linh Le is incredibly honored to be serving as your Under-Secretary General of Technology for YMUN XLVI. Linh is originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, and will most likely work towards double-majoring in Global Affairs and Chemical Engineering at Yale. Linh has also worked with other YIRA constituent programs such as YMUN Korea, SCSY, and IRSY; you can also find him directing K-Pop dances or just purely napping at the Good Life Center. Make sure that you say hi to him during the conference days, and reach out to him if you need at tech@ymun.org!

under-secretary-general
of The General AssemblY:
Tyler Jager

Tyler is a sophomore in Silliman, Yale’s only legitimate residential college, and hails from the freezing, empty, beautiful state of Vermont. Having spent far too many hours in high school writing resolutions in the back of hotel conference rooms, he cannot wait to give back to Model UN as YMUN XLVI’s Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies. Besides YMUN, Tyler serves as the Director-General of Committees for Yale’s college MUN conference, and as the Outreach Director for the Yale Review of International Studies. He spends his free time dreaming about IKEA rugs, planning road trips, and reading in the Acorn, Yale’s student-run coffee shop. Please contact him at  ga@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Tyler is a sophomore in Silliman, Yale’s only legitimate residential college, and hails from the freezing, empty, beautiful state of Vermont. Having spent far too many hours in high school writing resolutions in the back of hotel conference rooms, he cannot wait to give back to Model UN as YMUN XLVI’s Under-Secretary General of General Assemblies. Besides YMUN, Tyler serves as the Director-General of Committees for Yale’s college MUN conference, and as the Outreach Director for the Yale Review of International Studies. He spends his free time dreaming about IKEA rugs, planning road trips, and reading in the Acorn, Yale’s student-run coffee shop. Please contact him at ga@ymun.org if you have any questions!

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF ECOSOC:
Eamonn Sullivan

Eamonn is a sophomore in Pierson College and is serving as Under-Secretary-General of ECOSOCs for YMUN XLVI. He is a prospective Global Affairs major and enjoys travelling and simply learning about the world. He is from West Haven, Connecticut and began his journey with YMUN as a delegate many years ago. Eamonn is also a teacher for the Hemispheres program, which teaches international relations to New Haven public high school students. When not working on organizing a conference, you’ll find him hanging out with friends or being stressed about studying for a Russian test. Please contact at  ecosoc@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Eamonn is a sophomore in Pierson College and is serving as Under-Secretary-General of ECOSOCs for YMUN XLVI. He is a prospective Global Affairs major and enjoys travelling and simply learning about the world. He is from West Haven, Connecticut and began his journey with YMUN as a delegate many years ago. Eamonn is also a teacher for the Hemispheres program, which teaches international relations to New Haven public high school students. When not working on organizing a conference, you’ll find him hanging out with friends or being stressed about studying for a Russian test. Please contact at ecosoc@ymun.org if you have any questions!

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF REGIONAL BODIES:
Yousof Omeish

Yousof is a sophomore king in Branford College and is excited to be a part of YMUN as Under-Secretary-General of Regional Bodies! He hopes to explore medicine, global health, and history while at Yale, particularly as they apply to post-revolutionary and neglected regions. On campus, Yousof is also involved in Yale’s Muslim Students Association and is Director General of Yale Model Government Europe. In his downtime, Yousof loves following the NBA (as a big Utah Jazz fan), playing basketball, and spending time with friends. He hopes to bring Regional Bodies glory this YMUN, and exceed expectations for delegates and advisors alike. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Yousof at  rb@ymun.org  if you have any questions.

Yousof is a sophomore king in Branford College and is excited to be a part of YMUN as Under-Secretary-General of Regional Bodies! He hopes to explore medicine, global health, and history while at Yale, particularly as they apply to post-revolutionary and neglected regions. On campus, Yousof is also involved in Yale’s Muslim Students Association and is Director General of Yale Model Government Europe. In his downtime, Yousof loves following the NBA (as a big Utah Jazz fan), playing basketball, and spending time with friends. He hopes to bring Regional Bodies glory this YMUN, and exceed expectations for delegates and advisors alike. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Yousof at rb@ymun.org if you have any questions.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF SPECIALIZED COMMITTEES:
George Mourgkos

George is a sophomore in Silliman College, hailing from the beautiful and sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. He is extremely excited to serve as an Under Secretary-General of Specialized Committees for YMUN XLVI this year. He is majoring in Neuroscience with a potential double-major in Psychology. Here on campus, he is engaged with the Yale International Relations Association, and its constituent programs, SCSY XLII and Yale Model Government Europe 2019. He is also a member of the Board of the International Students' Organization and a counselor for the Orientation for International Students for the Class of 2023. When not busy working with the amazing Model UN teams he is part of, giving tours of Yale to prospective students or tutoring math to middle schoolers in New Haven, he very much enjoys hanging out with friends, watching series, and cooking Greek food. He is extremely excited for YMUN XLVI, and he is looking forward to welcoming all of you to Yale’s campus! Feel free to contact him at  specialized@ymun.org .

George is a sophomore in Silliman College, hailing from the beautiful and sunny Thessaloniki, Greece. He is extremely excited to serve as an Under Secretary-General of Specialized Committees for YMUN XLVI this year. He is majoring in Neuroscience with a potential double-major in Psychology. Here on campus, he is engaged with the Yale International Relations Association, and its constituent programs, SCSY XLII and Yale Model Government Europe 2019. He is also a member of the Board of the International Students' Organization and a counselor for the Orientation for International Students for the Class of 2023. When not busy working with the amazing Model UN teams he is part of, giving tours of Yale to prospective students or tutoring math to middle schoolers in New Haven, he very much enjoys hanging out with friends, watching series, and cooking Greek food. He is extremely excited for YMUN XLVI, and he is looking forward to welcoming all of you to Yale’s campus! Feel free to contact him at specialized@ymun.org.

UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF CRISIS COMMITTEES:
Alayna Lee

Alayna Lee is a sophomore in Trumbull College and the Under-Secretary General of Crisis for YMUN XLVI. Originally from the Virginia/D.C. area, she has been involved with YIRA as a secretariat member of YMGE, SCSY, and IRSY, and writes for YRIS. At Yale, she is also a member of Yale Democrats and is a staff reporter for the Yale Daily News. When she’s not furiously catching up on readings at Book Trader Cafe, she’s most likely binging Tarantino movies or dancing with her roommate. She’s so excited for this year’s conference! Please contact her at  crisis@ymun.org  if you have any questions!

Alayna Lee is a sophomore in Trumbull College and the Under-Secretary General of Crisis for YMUN XLVI. Originally from the Virginia/D.C. area, she has been involved with YIRA as a secretariat member of YMGE, SCSY, and IRSY, and writes for YRIS. At Yale, she is also a member of Yale Democrats and is a staff reporter for the Yale Daily News. When she’s not furiously catching up on readings at Book Trader Cafe, she’s most likely binging Tarantino movies or dancing with her roommate. She’s so excited for this year’s conference! Please contact her at crisis@ymun.org if you have any questions!