With NUMUN I in the spring of 2004, Northwestern University Model United Nations revamped an impressive tradition of Model UN at Northwestern that has roots as early as 1947.
Moreover, Hosted on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan at Northwestern’s Evanston campus, NUMUN provides Model UN novices and veterans alike with an unparalleled opportunity to work both in small, cabinet-style committees as well as larger forums that mirror global organizations. In addition, they offer traditional, specialized, crisis-oriented, historical, and non-UN committees, with topics that allow delegates to engage deeply with real-world issues developing in real time. Each year, their staff of over 100 talented Northwestern students work diligently to thoroughly research and prepare materials for debate and crisis, resulting in a wonderful, educational experience for everyone involved.
Furthermore, Norris Center plays host to their conference each year. Norris provides a number of dining options, and its central, lakefront location puts delegates at the heart of the action on the campus of a top-10 research university. Delegates and advisors stay in partner hotels in downtown Evanston, where they can take advantage of the city’s many diverse offerings. NUMUN provides buses between Norris and the hotels each day, although many groups enjoy the short 5-10 minute walk from their hotel to the conference in Chicago’s lovely spring weather.
Once applicants decide to register, their talented Secretariat members will provide a seamless experience, from assisting with lodging arrangements to coordinating country assignments.
Furthermore, conference opens on Thursday evening and culminates in the awards ceremony midday on Sunday, leaving Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon free for travel. Northwestern is accessible by two public transit trains (Metra-Davis stop and CTA-Davis stop), and is just 20-40 minutes away from O’Hare airport, Megabus Station Chicago, and Amtrak Chicago.