The Model UN Conference, presented in partnership with Plymouth State University Model United Nations Club, is a two-day conference and the only state-wide Model UN conference in New Hampshire. It draws more than 150 students, accompanied by their faculty members, from across the state. It is supported, in part, by the Sidore Foundation.

Model UN is an authentic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. Conferences around the country provide a forum for high school students to address global concerns in a "real world" context. Model UN also promotes interest in international relations, increases capacity for problem solving and teachers aspects of conflict resolution, and research and communication skills.

Contact us to get your school involved with Model United Nations!


April 5 & 6, 2014

Keynote speaker: Katherine Hunter, Asia Foundation

For information about how to join the conference, contact us!

Katherine Hunter is a Senior Deputy Country Representative, currently on leave and recently posted in Afghanistan. There, she oversaw finance, administration, human resources; coordinated the annual planning process and program support; and managed small programs. Prior to this posting, she was the coordinator of the Luce Scholars Program, managing annual placements of young American leaders in Asian organizations through cooperation with the Foundation's country offices in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Previously, she served as The Asia Foundation's country representative in Timor-Leste where she managed programs in legal reform, legislative development, conflict management, and civil society development, and as the senior director of women's programs in Indonesia, where she managed major initiatives in budget policy transparency and civil society advocacy, as well as women's participation in democratic, legal, and economic development. Prior to those positions, Ms. Hunter served as the Foundation's country representative in Mongolia, directing the country program in governance and law, economic reform and development, and women's political participation. She developed new program initiatives in local government budget transparency, designed the first survey of the business community on corruption, and expanded the women's participation program to rural areas.

Ms. Hunter joined the Foundation in 1988 as a program officer for the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs. She has subsequently served as a program officer for South Asia in San Francisco, program officer for Women's Political Participation in Washington where she coordinated regional women's programs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and as assistant country representative in Bangladesh and Mongolia. She has worked more than 20 years in international development, including 15 years resident in Asia.

Education: B.A. in history from Mount Holyoke College; M.A. in museum practice from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.



April 13 & 14, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Marina Forbes on Modern Russia


April 14 – 15, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Polutan, Harvard University Weatherhead Fellow, on her experience serving the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


World Affairs Council of New Hampshire - Southern New Hampshire University - Ford House
2500 N. River Road - Manchester - NH - 03106 - - (603) 314-7970
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire © 2010-2014
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software