The Harvard National Model UN Conference, which draws 3000 delegates from 80 countries and is staffed by more than 230 Harvard undergraduates, is described as “the oldest, largest, and most prestigious collegiate Model United Nations conference globally.”
The Harvard event is “one of the most competitive conferences on the collegiate Model UN circuit,” says Antonella Davi ’19, president of the Clark Model United Nations team. “It’s one we look forward to every year.” Davi and Welles led the team.
“The level of preparation required of each delegate is enormous, expectations are high, and the pressure to perform well can be daunting, but all of these things act as drivers for us, not deterrents: there is definitely no shortage of commitment amongst Clark’s team,” said Davi. “As head delegates, we could not be more proud of what our team has accomplished not only at HNMUN, but throughout this year.”
When they returned to campus, the Model UN team hosted its first middle school conference, “WooMUN-I,” which brought approximately 100 middle school students to Clark. Gari De Ramos ’21 organized the conference.
The team competed in the New York University Model UN Conference at the end of March — where the team received several verbal commendations — and is preparing for the and the Five Colleges Model UN Conference, April 5 – 7 at Mount Holyoke College.