Letter from the Secretary-General
Dear EagleMUNC Delegates,
I am humbled and honored to welcome you to EagleMUNC and to Boston College for our fifth annual conference. It is my hope that you will be immersed in an experience that truly simulates the world of international politics and decision-making from the first second that you walk into the committee room. For 40 consecutive hours, you will be placed in the shoes of politicians, businessmen, and historical leaders to decide how you want to shape the world. This iteration of EagleMUNC promises to be the best yet, as we seek to build on the lessons, successes, and challenges of the past four years to bring you a conference unrivaled in quality and value.
At EagleMUNC, we will offer 17 specialized and crisis-driven committees that give delegates the chance to deeply explore a topic in an intimate setting. Our average committee size for EagleMUNC V is 30 delegates, with an unparalleled delegate-to-staff ratio of 5:1, which allows a level of personal interaction during the conference that is unrivaled on the Model UN circuit.
Our committee offerings, seemingly wide-ranging and unique, all connect to this year’s conference theme of "The Interplay of Power and Ethics.” This theme encompasses unorthodox simulations such as the FIFA Executive Committee and the Mexican-American War Joint Crisis Committees as well as our most complex committees like the Lobby Corps and Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General and our most learning intensive committees like the 2008 Wall Street, Federal Open Market Committee, and International Monetary Fund. For both our novice delegates and students seeking a more classical Model UN experience, we will offer committees such as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWomen), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). These committees, while rooted in the foundation of traditional GAs, will nevertheless still experience elements of EagleMUNC's unparalleled simulations.
Each and every one of our committees will be built on EagleMUNC’s novel notion of the 40-hour simulation, an experience that begins when the opening gavel bangs and ends only when the best delegations have the honor of slamming the gavel on Sunday morning. The heart and soul of the 40-hour simulation are the after-hours events and activities – fundraising receptions for politicians, strategy meetings for military commanders, or social events for diplomats – that encourage dialogue outside formal committee setting and more closely emulate the way politics takes place in the real world.
We know that the great opportunity to visit Boston in the spring is one of the reasons many delegations choose to attend EagleMUNC. Home to over 100 colleges and universities as well as the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston is a historical icon of which we hope our visiting delegations take advantage during their stay here.
We also hope to see many delegations at our Thursday EagleMUNC programming on Boston College's campus where they will have the opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, tour campus, hear from faculty performing cutting-edge research on the very issues to be discussed in committee, and learn from experienced delegates on the best strategies and techniques to succeed in the EagleMUNC simulation.
EagleMUNC offers an unparalleled Model UN experience and we strive to provide a superior level of customer service. We take feedback seriously; responding to concerns and issues promptly is a tenet on which our whole organization is constructed. If you should have any questions, or if any issues should arise before, during, or after your time with us at EagleMUNC, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To conclude, the entire EagleMUNC team thanks you for choosing EagleMUNC. It is my guarantee that each of our over 100 staffers will work tirelessly to make your experience at EagleMUNC unforgettable. Welcome to EagleMUNC V!
Secretary-General – EagleMUNC V