The North American Invitation Model United Nations
The North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) conference is one of the oldest UN simulations for high school students in the world. Since 1963, the conference has been a forum where young students come from around the world. Three thousand high schools students convene for four days to explore various problems of the world and seek solutions through discussion, negotiation, and debate. Students simulate roles as delegates to the United Nations from a particular nation and serve as representatives of that country’s policies. Students at NAIMUN are pushed to heighten their understanding of the international system through 40 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.
The National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) is one of the oldest and most prestigious UN simulations for college students around the world. Since 1973, the conference has focused on realistic simulations of the world’s most pressing security concerns in modern international affairs. Over the course of four days, over seven hundred university students from across the country and around the world engage in engaging and dynamic debate, seeking resolutions to real-world problems in international affairs. Students represent individual actors and must learn to balance their role in the committee as a whole with personal goals to resolve intricate problems through the conference’s 16 crisis simulations and 4 General Assembly-style simulations.
For the past 11 years, GIRA has partnered with a variety of groups in countries from Kyrgyzstan to China to Poland to promote the development of dynamic forums and training programs for detailed debate and the development of diplomacy skills, and the promotion of international and cultural exchange. Each year, internationally-minded Georgetown University students and our dedicated partners work tirelessly to provide GIRA-quality experiences for hundreds of students all over the world.
GIRA's annual Global Generations Grant is an opportunity for student leaders at Georgetown University to pursue their passions, engage others, and impact communities through self-designed projects in global affairs. Currently in its ninth year of operation, the grant currently funds international projects or research related youth education and empowerment, international development, cross-cultural learning, and any other aspect of GIRA’s mission to encourage international affairs exchanges.
At this time our Summer 2019 grant process is completed. Please check back in Spring 2020 for information.