Teton County Model United Nations (TCMUN) conferences typically take place over Veterans Day weekend in mid-November. The 2020 Teton County Model UN conference will take place virtually on November 16 & 17. Despite the challenges of converting an inherently interactive and collaborative event into an online environment, we’re committed to maintaining continuity in this life-changing program. Fifteen students leaders from Jackson Hole High School, Jackson Hole Community School, and Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools have spent months learning how to lead their committees virtually. We will welcome over 100 student delegates and faculty advisors from 10 schools across Wyoming, Idaho, and Georgia.
Students and community members are welcome to attend our free public keynote speaker at noon on November 16. Dr. Nadia Oweidat will present “A Million Clicks to Freedom: The Virtual Battle of Ideas in the Middle East.” Dr. Oweidat is an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University and a Senior Middle East Fellow at New America. She holds a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, an M.A. from the University of Wyoming in International Studies, and a B.A. from the University of Jordan in English Literature. Dr. Oweidat researches and teaches classes on Islam and history and security of the modern Middle East in the History and Security Studies Programs at KSU.
Prior to her academic career, Dr. Oweidat worked as a Research Associate at the RAND Corporation. She initiated and co-led a research effort on works by Arabic-speakers that counter violence and extremism, including fiction, nonfiction, cartoons and films that advance values of tolerance, pluralism and the ability to deal with ambiguity without violence.
Thank you to all of our supporters who help make Teton County Model UN possible. We greatly appreciate your contribution to educating the next generation of global leaders!
What is Teton County Model UN?
“My Teton County Model UN experience can be summed up in one sentence: newfound leadership and confidence!”
-Mercedes Dimsey, Teton County Model UN 2013 participant, Cody High School ‘16
During this simulation of the United Nations system, students play the role of diplomats from countries worldwide with the aim of passing resolutions on pressing global issues. For example, students on the Security Council may debate issues like peacekeeping efforts in Sudan or Iran’s nuclear program.
TC Model UN Blog
The TCMUN blog is valuable resource for veterans of model UN and prospective participants alike. Visit the TCMUN blog here: http://interconnections21.edublogs.org/
Useful Resources for MUN Participation
The Teton County Model UN Blog is the primary resource for TCMUN participants. In addition, to learn more about Model UN in general please see our Model UN Research Guide.
Background to Teton County Model United Nations
Over the past decade, InterConnections 21 has supported student participation in various national and international Model United Nations (MUN) conferences including trips to New York City, Mexico City, Santa Barbara, Vancouver, Denver, Toronto, and Bilbao, Spain.
To enable more students from the Northern Rocky Mountains to benefit from MUN experiences, IC21 has been working with Wyoming high schools since 2006 to organize the Teton Country Model UN (TCMUN) conference in Jackson Hole, WY.
Seventy-two students from Jackson and the surrounding area participated in the inaugural TCMUN conference at the Journeys School in Jackson, WY. Since then, 2,300 participants from schools around Wyoming and Idaho have participated in TCMUN. IC21 continues to reach out to students from around WY and the Northern Rockies.
Why Participate in TCMUN?
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TCMUN would not be possible without the generous ongoing support of local community members, non-profit organizations, and businesses.