More Than Just a MUN Experience

NAIMUN offers a broad range of out-of-committee activities designed to enhance the delegate experience. We focus on providing educational, real-world programs that are unique to Washington D.C. and immerse the delegates in the world of international relations. Each and every aspect and feature of NAIMUN LV is geared toward providing our delegates with the most exciting and fulfilling experiences, and we're confident that NAIMUN weekend will be a highlight in your school year.

Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's programming offerings and sign-up form! To view last year's options, please download the NAIMUN LIV programming guide here!

(Note: Preferences for programming spaces will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. As such, we ask that you please complete the programming sign up form as soon as possible.)

If you have any questions about programming at NAIMUN, please contact our Director of Programming, Justin McCartney, at [email protected].

Experience Washington D.C.

Embassy VIsits
In the world of international relations, there are few places more central than Washington D.C. While at the conference delegates can take advantage of its amazing location to visit one of the hundreds of embassies in the area. There’s even a chance they’ll meet their committee counterpart in real life!

In the past, delegates have visited over 20 different embassies including but not limited to:

  • The Embassy of Mexico
  • The Embassy of Saudi Arabia
  • The Embassy of the Russian Federation
  • The Embassy of Afghanistan
  • The Embassy of the Netherlands
  • And more!

Pentagon and Capitol Hill Tours
Located just outside of D.C. in Arlington, VA, the Pentagon is the headquarters of the US Department of Defense and the symbol of the US military. Take a tour of one of the largest office buildings in the world with three times the floor space of the Empire State Building to learn about the mission of the DoD and its role in ensuring our national security.Please note that spots for this option fill up quickly. Please sign-up early if your delegation wishes to take a trip to the Pentagon.

You can also visit the historic Capitol Building, the home of the House of Representatives and the Senate and the seat of policy-making in the United States. It’s one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and a must-see for anyone visiting Washington D.C.

Museums and Monuments on the National Mall
D.C. has the distinction of being home to the monuments of some of the great sharpers of our nation. Visit the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials all in a day, and still have time to see the brand-new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. You can also spend time in one of the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and experience the worlds largest museum and research center. Even better, admission is free! Georgetown students have historically led tours to:
  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Freer and Sackler Gallery of East Asian Art
  • The National Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • The Library of Congress

The DuPont Neighborhood Charm and Georgetown Tours
NAIMUN is surrounded by the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood, a friendly part of D.C. full of fun restaurants and boutique shops. Delegates, moderators, and parents alike should rest assured that the Dupont neighborhood is not only safe but also charming.

On Friday morning, delegates have the option to come visit Georgetown University’s campus, one of the oldest universities in the nation. NAIMUN staffers will lead tours during which delegates can take a picture in front of the iconic Healy Hall and learn about the diverse opportunities that Georgetown offers. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even catch a glimpse of our beloved mascot, Jack the Bulldog!

In Conference Programming

Committee Speakers
Some committees have the opportunity to host a specialist from a field relevant  to their topic, often ambassadors or policy makers, to speak with the delegates about the realities of international relations. This allows the delegates an exciting opportunity to see how the debates and decision they are making in committee are mirrored in the real world. Past committee speakers have included:

  • Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council
  • Jeff Leen, assistant managing editor for The Washington Post investigations unit
  • Katherine Bliss, Senior Associate in the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mark Lagon, former Executive Director and CEO of the Polaris Project
  • Iain Guest, director of The Advocacy Project

Global Issues Speaker Event
The Global Issues speaker event was created as an opportunity aimed at bridging the gap between the mock debate which delegates simulate in their various committees and the real world work being done on important global challenges. In the past, we have been proud to host representatives form our previous charity partners, including non-profit leaders and global activists. We invite all delegates, moderators, and staff to join us for what always promises to be an engaging and impactful event. Last year, we were excited to welcome both Gretel Truong, Film Campaign Manager for the Malala Fund, and Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University. Our speakers participated in a panel focusing on girls’ education and empowerment, following in the themes of our charity partner, the Malala Fund. We also featured some ways to contribute to NAIMUN’s fundraising efforts for the Malala Fund throughout the conference weekend. Check out this page. for more details!

Hilltop Madness
Become a Hoya! Experience the high-energy fun of Georgetown's finest performing arts groups, from Bollywood dancers to a Capella groups. Get a taste of life as a Hoya and experience Georgetown's hospitality while enjoying a night of singing, dancing, and free ice cream!

Delegate Dance
NAIMUN encourages delegates to get to know each other out of committee. Social events, like Saturday night's delegate dance, allow delegates  the chance to meet and mingle with their peers from across the country and around the world.

Photo Credits
Featured Photo: Released to the Public Domain
Photo of Embassy Row: Released to the Public Domain
Photo of the Pentagon: Photo by David B. Gleason. Used under the Creative Commons License 2.0.
Photo of the National Mall: Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Released to the Public Domain
Photo of New Hampshire Avenue: Used under the Creative Commons License 2.0.