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!
- The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Freer and Sackler Gallery of East Asian Art
- The National Holocaust Memorial Museum
- The Library of Congress
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
Photo CreditsFeatured 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. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg/1920px-The_Pentagon_January_2008.jpg 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. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/1804_-_1808_New_Hampshire_Avenue%2C_N.W..JPG