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. 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 invaulable 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