The fourteenth session of HSINMUN marked its second year of THIMUN affiliation, and with the sound of the gavel from the Secretariat, the conference officially began. In 2018, HSINMUN expanded into a truly international conference, with the attendance of Ritsumeikan-Uji Junior and Senior High School from Kyoto, Japan. Kicking off the conference was Principal Roger Lee followed by a presentation from our keynote speaker, Dr. Ryan Engen, an official from the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). Engen shared his views regarding current trends in the global arena. He pointed out that as we are reaching the peaks of white male privilege, the Westphalian state, and globalization, an immense transition of global power towards Asia is beginning to occuring. In the spirit of creating impact through MUN, Engen’s closing remarks delivered an inspiring message: “Become an Ambassador for the world you want to live in.”
In October of 2019, we hosted yet another conference. The fifteenth session of HSINMUN was the largest conference to date, with the participation of almost 500 delegates and teachers from more than 20 schools across Asia. With larger committees and representation from more member states than before, delegates were able to hear the perspectives of countries that are less frequently represented in MUN conferences. We had the honor of inviting Mr. Cédric Alviani, the Director of the East-Asia Bureau of Reporters Without Borders, as our keynote speaker this year. As an experienced journalist, Mr. Alviani provided students with a deeper understanding of our theme for this year: Globalism versus Nationalism. With the rise of nationalism in many countries such as the United States and the Philippines, the theme is extremely relevant to the issues that our increasingly interconnected world faces today.
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