Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,
It is my great pleasure to invite all of you to the fifth annual Ohio State University Model United Nations Conference (OSUMUN), hosted this year at the Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. This year’s conference will be held on between April 16th and 17th, 2016. Between myself, the dais, and the crisis staff months of planning have gone in to making this year’s conference a success. We know that we are fully prepared for this simulation and we are excited to be able to share OSUMUN V with you. I am eager to see the solutions that you find to counteract the numerous challenges you will be faced with in your committees. We hope that your time at the OSUMUN V will be an exciting experience for both you and us.
Model United Nations, and OSUMUN specifically, provides delegates with an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to develop the skills of public speaking, compromise, and negotiation. At OSUMUN we are committed to providing an educational experience that is as engaging as possible. Our goal for this year’s conference will be to take a critical look at various crises from the past, present, and future in order to present an engaging and challenging opportunity for delegates. We aim to explore many fascinating times in both American and world history in order to gain a greater understanding of the historical context of modern geopolitical issues. To that end OSUMUN V will feature fast paced, dynamic scenarios facilitated by our experienced staffers and with a focus towards committees that empower delegates to create alternate past timelines and explore hypothetical future ones through a Geo-political perspective. Through this conference we aim to enable you to explore world history and political crises in as real of a simulation possible and I am looking forward to seeing you maneuver in these complex times in world history.
OSUMUN has proved year after year to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding Model United Nations conferences for delegates across Ohio. The entire Secretariat and myself aspire to continue and surmount this high standard. We hope you join us in being a part of it.
Andrew J. Codding
Ohio State University Model United Nations Conference
OSUMUN V is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th, 2016.