What does fully integrated crisis mean?
BarMUN is extremely proud of its two fully integrated crisis tracks. This means that all committees within a track (historical or modern) can interact with one another. So, if the IRA bomb the headquarters of Halliburton, Halliburton will have the opportunity to respond and retaliate (if they so choose). This integration encourages delegates to be creative and think globally, along with providing the chance for every delegate to influence the BarMUN world. We are sure our committees are inventive, challenging and individualized, so every student will walk away from BarMUN not only a better delegate, but a better diplomat, debater and thinker.
Why are there no United Nations committees at BarMUN?
BarMUN believes that there is more to international relations than the United Nations. More individuals, groups and organizations play a role in today’s world, and at BarMUN, we seek to explore the often-unseen side of international affairs.
Furthermore, while there are no specific United Nations committees, that does not mean that there will be no United Nations presence. The Crisis Room can and will simulate the actions of bodies that are not represented at the conference, and delegates will have to respond to updates of these happenings in a manner that they see fit. This can include contacting, if necessary, appealing to different United Nations bodies.
When is BarMUN IV?
BarMUN V is October 10-13, 2013 on the campus of Boston University.
How does my delegation register?
It’s easy! Register HERE!
How can my delegation pay for BarMUN?
Due to operating policies set by the Boston University Student Activities Office, all payments must be made via check. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Who hosts BarMUN?
The BU International Affairs Association hosts BarMUN annually. BUIAA also holds weekly meetings for BU students interested in International Relations, hosts our high school MUN conference, BosMUN, and holds many other events throughout the year. For more information about BUIAA, click HERE.
Where do I send my payment?
You can send your payment to:
BarMUN V Conference
c/o BU International Affairs Association
PO Box 15223 Boston, MA 02215
When do we get our committee assignments?
Once registration is complete, the BarMUN Secretariat will sit down and assign committees and characters for every delegate, paying attention to schools’ preferences, if they have paid their fees on time, and working to ensure the distribution of power within the conference is not skewed towards specific schools.
What is the dress code for BarMUN?
Like most Model UN conferences on the circuit, the dress code for BarMUN is Western Business Attire.
Where do we stay in Boston?
BarMUN VI has negotiated lower room rates at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency, across the Charles River, just a short walk from BU’s campus. For more information, click HERE.
Where do we eat during the conference?
The BarMUN Secretariat is working to establish deals for delegates at nearby restaurants. BU’s campus is surrounded by places to eat, however, so finding food at meal breaks won’t be a problem. Feel free to ask any staff member for recommendations.
What else is there to do in Boston?
So many things are available in the city! For more information, check out our Boston tab.
Does BarMUN provide financial assistance?
BarMUN typically does not provide financial assistance to delegations, but extenuating circumstances will be considered. Please email our Secretary General, Dustin Vandenberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests.
Are laptops allowed at BarMUN?
Laptops are not allowed in committee at BarMUN.
What are the different types of registration?
Early Registration is open until May 31st 2012. Regular Registration is open from June 1st to September 9th, 2013. Late Registration will be open from September 10th to October 7th, 2012. Registration rates are on our Deadlines and Fees page, HERE.
Are position papers required at BarMUN?
In short, no. At most Model UN conferences, positions papers are required so that the delegates can demonstrate that they have acquired the necessary knowledge of the topics at hand in order to promote informed and productive debate. However, due to the rapidly changing world that BarMUN will create, it is unnecessary and even counter-productive for delegates to spend time researching and writing position papers on simply the topics listed in the background guide. In general, BarMUN delegates are expected to come to the conference with a deep and thorough understanding of their own committees. This knowledge should go beyond that of a mere position paper.