CNYMUN 2024 is returning to Syracuse University for another year! It will operate in-person over the first weekend of January in 2024. More information regarding the conference will be posted shortly, and our advisors will be updating clubs and attendees as more information is presented.
CNYMUN is a two-day Harvard style Model United Nations conference with over 500 students in annual attendance. Our conference brings schools and their students together from all over Central New York. Over the course of two days delegates solve global issues through substantive debate. For the past 41 years, CNYMUN is one of the largest high school-run MUN conferences on the east-coast, organized by the Fayetteville-Manlius Model UN club. We are also one of the longest running high school-run Model UN Conferences. CNYMUN is an opportunity, regardless of experience, for high school students to develop invaluable debate and speaking skills while solving the world's most prevalent issues.
THE EDGE OF A FRONTIER
This year's conference will challenge delegates to address global issues by focusing on the dual perspective and relationship of our past and our coming future. The edge of a frontier means using our understanding about the complexities of our past experiences in order to adapt and create innovative solutions that cater towards changing countries, communities, and individuals. Delegates must look back to encounter the preservation of ideas, culture, language, history, and environment while looking forward to the expanding possibilities of technology, and innovation that the world is rapidly experiencing. When standing at the edge of a new frontier, delegates must not leap blindly. As we move past our 40th anniversary of CNYMUN and approach half a century of insightful debate, we wanted to reflect on the past while looking out towards the future. Through this year’s committees, topics, and speakers, we hope that delegates will utilize our global society’s unique culture when addressing emerging issues.
Kaylee Yang and Stephen Wu
Chef de Cabinet
CNYMUN 2024 Keynote Speaker:
Admiral Robert B. Murrett
Robert B. Murrett VADM USN (ret.)
For his entire career, Robert B. Murrett has been a noteworthy leader in the fields of international relations, national diplomacy, and military defense strategy.
VADM Murrett has served 34 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral in 2010. Throughout his military career, VADM Murrett served as Operational Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Assistant Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, senior intelligence officer for the U.S.Second Fleet and NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic, and Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Forces Command. Additionally, he has served as Vice Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Director of the National GeospatialIntelligence Agency (NGA).
Currently, VADM Murrett is a professor at Syracuse University’s (SU) Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law. His contributions to Syracuse go beyond the classroom; he serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at SU and also leads many research projects between SU and the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center.
CNYMUN 2024 Charity:
Solar Electric Light Fund
We are excited to announce that our charity this year will be the Solar Electric Light Fund! Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses innovations in renewable energy to fight climate change and poverty globally. SELF is currently working on projects in Africa and North America by creating sustainable energy systems in areas without affordable access to energy. SELF works towards the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is also a partner to the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information about SELF, please visit self.org.