Prof. Dr. Felix Addor (University of Bern), Kathrin Rüegsegger,
Annina Schmid (MUN Bern), Julia Köberle (MUN Bern), Laura Amez- Droz (MUN Bern).
The United Nations Organization (UNO) is an international organization committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. To achieve multilateral resolutions, official delegates negotiate in a highly complex, multilateral system.
This seminar will give you an insight into UNO. Over the course of two semesters, participants receive coaching by experienced members ofthe student association MUN Bern, training in international negotiations by Professor Addor and Mrs. Rüegsegger, workshops including rhetoric and international politics and MUN simulations. The coaching and workshops prepare students for the successful participation in a MUN Conference.
Events & Evaluation
The table of events (you'll find it under events) lists the events of the seminar. In order to receive credit points (5 ECTS-credits), you must attend the 7 events in bold script as well as the one-day-simulationCapitalMUN.
The evaluation will be based on students’ preparation, presentation and commitment in the one-day-simulation (CapitalMUN, 50%) and on their written Position Paper for said simulation (50%). Participation in an external conference is voluntary and not required for a successful completion of the seminar.
The seminar is open for Major and Minor students of law or of history, both on the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The course language is English, therefore solid knowledge of English is essential, but proof of language skills is not required. If you would like to participate, you should be interested in international negotiations, global politics, the United Nations, and discussions concerning related fields such as economic, social, or legal topics. RW-Major students can participate only if they have completed the "Einführung in die juristische Arbeitstechnik" before the end of the preceding semester.
Participation is limited. Please send your registration with a short motivation letter, name, first name, address, e-mail, phone number, Matrikel-number, current field of study (e.g. law), level (e.g. Bachelor), number of semesters studied and confirmation of attendance in the “Einführung in die juristische Arbeitstechnik” (only for RW-Mono students) to firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline for registration is 27. September 2020.