United Nations Student Association: University of Minnesota Model UN

Welcome to the homepage of the University of Minnesota's Model United Nations Team. Learn what MUN is all about, meet our team leaders, read about upcoming events, and join the club!

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  • Coffman Memorial Union

MinneMUN is a conference at the University of Minnesota and hosted by our United Nations Student Association. This conference is only one day long and will he held in the Mississippi Room on the third floor of Coffman Memorial Union. Students from near by universities participate along side many students from the University of Minnesota. All are welcome, to find out more visit MinneMUN and to sign up email unsa@umn.edu

Feb 26


  • Toronto, Ontario Canada

NAMun is the conference we have selected to attend this Spring semester! Find more out about NAMun here

Nov 21


The University of Minnesota United Nations Student Association is honored to announce that we will be attending the 27th annual AMUN conference. This conference is hosted by the American Model United Nations and will take place in Chicago, Illinois at the Sheraton Grand hotel. There is an an expected attendance of over 1,400 students who come from all over the United States and from all over the world to participate. Learn more at amun.org. Fill out the application here! 

Oct 16


The University of Minnesota United Nations Student Association is honored to announce that we will be attending the 9th annual Model United Nations conference hosted by Boston University's International Affairs Association. The conference will be held on the Boston University campus and is sure to attract participants from schools all over the country and challenge our delegates with a variety of crisis committees. Learn more at barmun.org. If you are interested in attending this conference as a part of the University of Minnesota's delegation, fill out our application here! 

7:30 pm19:30

Human Rights Day

What does "Human Rights" mean to you?

Spend a night with student organizations working in the community and around the world for human rights with a riveting guest speaker Barbara Frey, director of the Human Rights Program and founder of the Advocates for Human Rights. In commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10th, a variety of human rights-related organizations are holding an event in the President's Room in Coffman at 7:30pm. Save the date! 

"On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all." 
- United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

"On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all." 
- United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

We hope to see everyone there!

This event is a joint effort between LiNK UMN, the United Nations Student Association, and the Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board. 
If your group is interested in having a booth, please contact us!


More information.

10:00 am10:00

Government and Nonprofit Career Fair

Located in the Great Hall in Coffman Union, visit with representatives from a variety of government branches and nonprofit organizations. Free admission and no pre-registration. Bring your U Card and copies of your Resume. 

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Freedom For North Korean Refugees MN Symposium

This will be a full-day Symposium for developing relationships with Koreans from here and abroad as we learn about their ongoing struggles, developing new solutions and celebrating their gifts-together. This is an all day event hosted at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. For more details, registration and information visit here. Join the Facebook conversation here.

Creating a Workable World Conference
Oct 10

Creating a Workable World Conference

  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Created and Sponsored by the Workable World Trust

U of M distinguished international emeritus professor Joseph E. Schwartzberg recently wrote a book entitled “Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World” (http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2013/transforming-the-united-nations). Last December he took a large percentage of his life savings to create The Workable World Trust, with the goal of “promoting a better world through transforming the United Nations and other institutions of global governance.”

One of the first important activities of the Trust is sponsoring the “Creating a Workable World” conference, being held October 9-10 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The conference features a stellar international group of presenters chosen because of their creative vision and practical, innovative positions and initiatives in respect to the future of humanity. I think it’s fair to say that no other conference in recent decades has assembled a comparable group of thinker-activists.

View the event schedule here.

View registration information here.




6:00 pm18:00

5 Myths About Peace in a Turbulent World

Institute for the Horn of Africa Studies welcomes

Melanie Greenberg and Naomi Desmond Tutu to Minnesota talking about the commitment and tools needed to lay the foundation for true reconciliation in a turbulent world. 

It's easy to feel powerless in the face of violence sweeping the world--from Syria to Somalia to El Salvador, and closer to home in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson. The field of peace-building offers new approaches to conflict, war, and violence, and presents hope in often surprising ways. Please join us for a discussion with:

Melanie Greenberg, the President and CEO of the Alliance for Peace-building, who will dispel stubborn myths about war and peace, and will highlight the courageous and inventive peace-builders working to resolve conflict in the most turbulent areas of the world.

Naomi Desmond Tutu, Diversity consultant and Human Rights Activist will shed light on what it will take to build a strong foundation for a true reconciliation to take hold in communities in conflict. 

Event will be in the Humphrey School Conference Center Room 180 from 6-8pm.

For questions please email info@ihasa.org

4:30 pm16:30

#PeopleCan LiNK Nomad Tour

The Pacific NW Nomads from Liberty in North Korea headquarters are coming to the University of Minnesota. LiNK is an organization that shifts the focus off politics and to the people living in North Korea, advocating for their fundamental human rights. Their presentation will focus on what people can and have accomplished, especially within the North Korean refugee community.

Presentation will be held in Nicholson Hall Room 155 on Friday, October 2.

For more details click here.

Oct 2

Paint the Bridge!

Join us for the annual Paint the Bridge phenomenon where we unite in decorating one lovely panel showing the world who we are and what Model UN is all about. Further details on specific times and meeting places are to come.

10:00 am10:00

CLA Internship Fair

Meet employers who are seeking talented CLA students for internship opportunities. Located in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. For more information and registration click here

4:30 pm16:30

International Fellows and Scholars Welcome Reception featuring Keynote Speaker Will Steger

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs invites you to join us and welcome the 2015-16 cohorts of Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright International Fellows, the Government of India MPA Fellows, and the International Visiting Scholars.

Will Steger, world-renowned polar explorer, educator, photographer, writer and lecturer will present a retrospective of a life in the Arctic regions of the world. He has logged thousands of miles of travel by dogsled and has become a voice calling for understanding and the preservation of the Arctic. The presentation “Eyewitness to Global Warming,” is his vivid account of the changes that he has witnessed firsthand, caused by global warming pollutants, in Arctic regions over four decades of polar exploration. Steger shares stunning photographs from his expeditions along with compelling data and satellite imagery to document the deterioration in the polar ice caps. While the issue is critical, and the presentation is dramatic, Steger’s message is one of hope and empowerment.

Learn more about the International Fellows and Scholars Program.

3:00 pm15:00

Seminar on the Unique Role of NGOs in Global Health

Join Dr. R. Balasubramaniam (Balu), a development activist and leadership consultant from Mysore, India, who will draw on his experience of working with NGOs over three decades to discuss their unique role in addressing global health issues. He will also explore the role NGOs play in changing the discourse on global health in the context of the geo-politics and economics of global health. Click here to learn more.

Event begins at 3 pm in Moos Tower, Room 2-520



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Open Streets @ University of Minnesota

From University Ave. to Oak Street, Open Streets in taking over the U of M Campus. Food, music, and info booths will be there, including our very own MUN booth! Come out to support our team and enjoy learning about others! 

5:00 pm17:00

Iran Nuclear Deal: Round-table Discussion

  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Monday, August 24th: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $10.00/free for students
Registration starts at 4:15

Location:Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium (West Bank, U of MN)

301 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Public Parking directly across the street in parking ramp at 300 19th Ave S.

Light refreshments served

Moderator: Dean Eric Schwartz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Panelist: William Beeman, Iran Scholar and Professor,
Chair of the Department of Anthropology, U of M
Panelist: Steve Hunegs, Executive Director, Jewish Community
Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas
Panelist: Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, U of MN– Duluth
Guest of Honor: Congressman Keith Ellison, 5th District, MN

Organized by the United Nations Association of Minnesota