CO-ORGANIZER

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CO-ORGANIZER

HARVARD IRC

CRIMSON

 

WHAT IS CRIMSON?

As the world becomes increasingly connected, we need leaders who excel in diplomacy and critical thinking. Skills in public speaking, collaboration, and creative problem solving are crucial to a sustainable future. These important 21st century skills recognized by the United Nations will not only help students better appreciate international relations and foreign policy, but also unlock their true potential as changemakers who can articulate their ideas clearly.

 

The Crimson Model United Nations (MUN) summer camps are the premier MUN program organized by MUN inc. in partnership with the Harvard International Relations Council (IRC). This series of camps will be the first which is held across Southeast Asia, and is designed to combine the best of the Harvard IRC’s educational pedagogy combined with MUN inc.’s regional expertise.

Through interactive learning sessions, the Crimson MUN summer camps will broaden students’ exposure to global issues and teach the skills necessary to thrive within the MUN framework. Students will be challenged by the workshops and projects presented to them and will be able to demonstrate their successes by participating in small simulations of real-world international negotiations. This is an education program not to be missed.

With overwhelming support during the its premiere launch in 2019, the 2020 edition will be expanding to 6 cities - Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya, Hanoi, Singapore and Manila. In addition, for the first time ever, a high school exclusive edition of the Crimson Camp will be held in Manila, along with the one open to all ages.

 

The 4-day camps are open to high school students aged 14 and above, and university students only. Participants will be sorted according to their age or relevant experience levels. Should your child or student require a special age waiver, please write to us at crimsonmuncamp@muninc.edu.sg. There is no restriction on nationality, all are welcomed. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive Certificates of Achievement, with recognition awards to be clinched.

 

VISION

Using MUN as a vehicle for learning, the Crimson MUN summer camps seek to equip students with key 21st century skills in critical thinking, diplomacy, research, analytical thinking and public speaking. All the skills an inspiring future leader will need. With experienced and renowned trainers from Harvard IRC and the Southeast Asian region, students will benefit from the unique blend of international education set against the backdrop of one of the world’s fastest growing MUN communities.

 
CURRICULUM

The Crimson MUN summer camps are designed to provide students with a holistic yet interactive and experiential platform to hone their skills and knowledge. Our innovative and uniquely developed curriculum emphasizes three core areas of academic growth:

 

 

Through the workshops, seminars and simulations, students will have the opportunity to engage and grapper with global issues under the guidance of our trainers. They will be exposed to various hands-on sessions in the form of modules, while learning more about economics, politics and global social structures. The program will end with a simulation of selected committee sessions with the trainers serving as chairs, to facilitate discussion and encourage collaboration.

 

Students will emerge from the program with a deeper appreciation of how the world and international organizations like the United Nations operate, and understand more about their role in this world as global citizens and leaders alike.

TOPICS

MODULES

If you would like to request a copy of the schedule, reach out to us at crimsonmuncamp@muninc.edu.sg.

If you have any questions, you can also refer to FAQ.

Research Fundamentals

Model United Nations 101

Public

Speaking

Writing in Model United Nations

Collaboration and Compromise

Global Perspectives

Economics

Politics

Global Social Structures

Developing of global consciousness

Equipping of 21st century skills

Enhancing of leadership skills

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to develop effective solutions

  • Develop collaboration, resourcefulness, and creativity through daily challenges

  • Grow leadership skills to establish an ability to integrate diverse opinions and manage work in teams

  • Build skills in public speaking, professional writing, and formal debate

  • Expand knowledge on issues in international relations

 
WHY CRIMSON?

Harvard IRC’s First MUN Program In

Southeast Asia

Through this groundbreaking collaboration between MUN inc. and Harvard IRC, the Crimson MUN summer camps offer students an unparalleled opportunity to learn from some of the best MUN trainers from Harvard IRC and across Southeast Asia. The team from Harvard IRC has consistently excelled in conferences internationally and has emerged as one of the best competitive teams in the United States. The opportunity to learn and interact with them is not to be missed.

An Opportunity To Connect Regionally

Upon completion of the program, all participants will be a part of the growing network in the region committed to using MUN as a platform for education and for change. Be a part of this network, meet like-minded peers and start developing friendships that will truly last a lifetime.

Unique Blend Of Harvard IRC And MUN Inc. Teaching Pedagogy

Individually MUN inc. and the Harvard IRC have trained thousands of students to excel in MUN - whether it is their first conference, or their fiftieth. Combined, the two education experts bring years of experience to bear and their unique style of experiential and modular teaching which can cater to students of all levels.

A MUN Experience Like No Other

MUN might seem daunting – how does one construct a foreign policy, draft a position paper or resolution, and give a speech in front of a large audience? At the Crimson MUN summer camps, participants will have the opportunity to learn and master all these key Model UN skills, getting themselves ready to take on their first conference or excel in their next conference.

 
TRAINERS
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ANDY WANG

Andy Wang is a rising sophomore at Harvard University. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Andy will be pursuing studies in Social Studies, with a language citation in German. In his free time, he enjoys exploring, visiting art museums, going for long walks...Read More

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DAVIT ANTONYAN

Davit Antonyan is an enthusiastic Californian, born and raised in Armenia, where he developed an initial interest for international relations. Currently a freshmen at Harvard university, Davit interested in concentrating in government and sociology...

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JARED YEO

Jared is passionate about global education and believes that Model UN provides an experiential learning approach for students to engage and develop their interest in international affairs. With some 5 years of Model UN coaching experience...Read More

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PEDRO FARIAS

Pedro Farias is a senior at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics in Economics with a secondary in Computer Science and a citation in German. Born in Brazil, Pedro's academic passions span beyond math and the sciences, as he is also an avid observer...Read More

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ANGIE CUI

Andy Wang is a rising sophomore at Harvard University. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Andy will be pursuing studies in Social Studies, with a language citation in German. In his free time, he enjoys exploring, visiting art museums, going for long walks...Read More

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ELIZA HOANG

Eliza graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, studying Economics and International Relations. With 8 years of Model UN experience under her belt, Eliza has competed at 20 conferences in the United States...Read More

KATHRYN KUHAR

Kathryn is a senior studying History and Government at Harvard College. She is an avid photographer who is interested I journalism and women's rights...Read More

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SOYOUN CHOI

Soyoun (Soy) Choi is freshmen at Harvard College pursuing a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. She comes from Melbourne, a beautiful beach town on the east coast of Florida. In her free time, Soy truly enjoys playing golf, tennis, violin...Read More

 
DATES & LOCATION

 Ho Chi Minh | Vietnam 

Once known as the Diamond of the Far-east, Ho Chi Minh City is the financial center of Vietnam - with a bustling city energy unlike any other. In the same vein, participants can expect to be a part of a blossoming network of student leaders, ready to impact their community.

 Hanoi | Vietnam 

The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is the political center for the country. It is no wonder that it is a common meeting place for many of the world’s leaders, from the World Economic Forum on ASEAN to the second Trump Kim Summit.

 Singapore 

Located at the financial and strategic hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of cuisines and cultures. Despite its small population of five million, the “Little Red Dot” has constantly punched above its weight internationally. In 2018, Singapore hosted the first Trump Kim Summit, as well as meetings within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). 

 Jakarta | Indonesia

Situated on the northwest coast of the world's most populous island of Java, Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. The center of economy, culture and politics, as well as home to the ASEAN Secretariat, experience first-hand its long culture of diplomacy and consensus.

 Surabaya | Indonesia 

As Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya is the country’s gateway from the East and is a fascinating mix of tradition and modernity. Its rapid growth over the years is a reflection of how progress can meet preservation of history and culture, a lesson that many future leaders aspire toward.

 Manila | Philippines 

Otherwise known as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila has kept its historical grandeur despite urbanizing efforts, and is also the education hub of Philippines. This year, Manila's Crimson Camp will run with a High School Edition and an University Edition, both of which will be held from 15 - 18 July 2020.

 
Early Bird Registration

200 USD

Regular Registration

250 USD

 
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

The Harvard IRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the largest student-run organization at Harvard University. The Harvard IRC focuses on promoting awareness of international issues and using the resources available to us to educate their members and peers around the world. With seven semi-independent and centrally-funded programs, their programs are constantly evolving and changing, with many opportunities for innovative new ways of promoting their mission. The Harvard IRC is also the same great team that organizes Harvard MUN (HMUN) and Harvard National MUN (HNMUN), one of the most prestigious high school and college level conferences respectively.

Established in 2014, MUN inc. is a regional education provider based in Singapore which specializes in making MUN and other model conference simulations accessible and understandable. Designed as a one stop shop for anyone interested in conference simulations, MUN inc. uses a service subsidization business model to consult, coach and create learning experiences for students, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments across Asia. As a leader in experiential education, they have pioneered new ways of learning such as the ASEAN Foundation’s Model ASEAN Meeting and introducing the WIMUN approach of MUN to the region.