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Dear Delegates, Moderators, Marketers, and Friends of NAIMUN,

On behalf of the Georgetown International Relations Association, it is our pleasure to invite you to the fifty-third annual North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN LIII) to be held Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Founded in 1963, the North American Invitational Model United Nations conference is the largest exclusively student-run Model United Nations conference in North America, with over 3000 delegates and 200 Georgetown University student staffers. After fifty-two successful years of Model United Nations, we hope to continue the conference’s tradition of substantive excellence, intellectual rigor, and delegate engagement. This year, NAIMUN is offering 39 committees; these 39 mini-simulations - ranging from standard committees like the UN General Assembly and the Security Council to crisis simulations of various regional organizations, national cabinets, corporate boards, and political organizations - have such a wide breadth of topics and focuses that we guarantee students will find something that piques their interests. Outside of the committee room, NAIMUN LIII will continue to draw upon the resources of our nation’s capital and tie lessons learned in Model United Nations to the real world through embassy visits, government tours, and committee speakers. Finally, through programming like Hilltop Madness, campus tours, and the delegate dance, we ensure an enjoyable out-of-committee experience for all students.

While what we do is obviously very important, everything is ultimately driven by why we do it. NAIMUN is organized by the Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc. (GIRA), a non-profit organization that seeks to introduce potential leaders to the fundamentals of international relations, enabling them to face the challenges of tomorrow. Our work is rooted in our organization's mission statement: "To design meaningful exchanges that inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of leaders in government, business, and international affairs." All of our 200+ staffers are acutely aware of what we, as GIRA and NAIMUN, strive to do; and so every last bit of our preparation for the weekend—the crisis simulations, the Background Guides and research, the carefully crafted topics—is done in mind to further that end goal of equipping all 3,000+ high school delegates with the tools to succeed. Our core values are what drive NAIMUN's success, and we are incredibly proud of the tangible passion every Georgetown student has for advancing our mission statement.

More information about registration, committee selection and marketing at NAIMUN LIII can be found throughout our website. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. We look forward to seeing you this February!


Aaron Wen Christina Graziano
Secretary-General Executive Director
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