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 our delegates in the arena of international relations. Each and every aspect and feature of NAIMUN LVI 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.
Experience Washington D.C.
In keeping with the NAIMUN tradition, LVI will continue to offer unrivaled opportunities for access to some of Washington’s most exciting spots.
Many committees will 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
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! A few of our offerings from previous years include:
- The Embassy of Mexico
- The Embassy of Germany
- The Embassy of Pakistan
- The Embassy of Fiji
- The Embassy of Brazil
- And many more!
On Friday morning, delegates have the option to come visit Georgetown University’s campus, one of the oldest and most prestigious 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!
Washington Hotspot Tours
We will be offering circling bus routes down to DC’s famous monuments and Capitol Hill throughout the Friday morning programming block. These bus routes will make stops at the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and numerous Smithsonian museums located around the National Mall, as well as at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center and Supreme Court buildings. We encourage any interested delegation to take advantage of this chance to take a trip downtown and visit these local landmarks. Please note, in a change from traditional NAIMUN programming, we will not be offering student tour guides for U.S. Capitol or Supreme Court tours; however, we are happy to assist moderators in a logistical capability for setting up professional tours.
In Conference Programming
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 + MOVIE NIGHT
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 while enjoying some of today’s top hits. We are also excited to offer a movie watching experience (as chosen by the Secretariat) as an alternative to the Saturday night delegate dance to cater more to every delegate's social preferences.