PROMINENT FIGURES

Barack Obama​​

Law  |  Politics & Government

Well known for his "Yes We Can" campaign, former two-term American President Barack Obama honed his oratorical and lobbying skills at Model United Nations conferences before moving on to the world stage of politics. The first African American President in history shows us that MUN can be a life-changing platform to develop skills, build networks and learn what it takes to bring about real change. Yes, you can.

Samuel L Jackson

Media

Before assembling The Avengers, internationally acclaimed actor Samuel L Jackson was once a Model United Nations delegate. Since then, he has gone on to appear in more than 100 films. Samuel L Jackson (or Director Nick Fury) redefines the MUN stereotype to show that delegates can be fun, creative and downright bad-ass.

Walter Woon

Law  |  Politics & Government

Former Attorney General of
Singapore and current Professor of Law as well as Ambassador-at-Large, Walter Woon was a pioneer of Model United Nations in Singapore. Speaking at a university conference organized by Yale-NUS College, Professor Woon revealed that he was an early adopter of Raffles Model United Nations - a reputable high school conference in Singapore. It is no wonder that he would go on to serve as Singapore's Ambassador to Germany, Greece, the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg and more between 1998 and 2006.

Prince Felix of Luxembourg

Politics & Government

Known for being an avid sportsman, Prince Felix of Luxembourg was voted the Best Athlete of his school for five consecutive years. Not only has the Prince excelled in football, basketball and tennis, but is also eloquent in French, English, Italian and German. Most notably, a former participant of Model United Nations, he shows us how the activity instills the high level of self-motivation and tenacity needed for both the academic and athletic fields.

Ban Ki-Moon

International Relations

Politics & Government

Given his continued support for
Model United Nations conferences around the world, it is no surprise that former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon was an avid participant when he was in high school. Perhaps it was what inspired him to join South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade before taking on the real deal at the United Nations.

Chelsea Clinton

Politics & Government

Before stepping up as the 

vice-chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea participated in Model United Nations and was the 1997 National Merit Scholarship finalist. Since then, she has become a tireless advocate for early childhood education, access to healthcare and women empowerment. As a veteran of MUN, Chelsea shows us how the activity cultivates excellent leadership and the courage to champion world causes.