Letter from the Secretaries-General

Dear Distinguished Students and Faculty Advisors,

It is our utmost pleasure and distinct privilege to cordially invite you to apply for the 11th annual edition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Model United Nations Conference (MITMUNC XI). The conference will be held from Friday, February 8th, to Sunday, February 10th, 2019 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

During the tenth session of MITMUNC last year, we saw delegates hard at work in discussion and resolution passing, whether it be attempting to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico after the wake of Hurricane María, debating Non-Proliferation Treaty Renegotiation in the International Atomic Energy Agency, or having Neil Degrasse Tyson talk about North Korea’s nuclear attack on Pluto in the Futuristic committee. Last year's awards are linked here. As your Co Secretaries-General for MITMUNC XI, we look forward to seeing the same high caliber of delegates that were present last year and in previous years.

We hope to see you at MIT in February! In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely Yours,

Madeline Zhang and Karunya Sethuraman
Co Secretaries-General
MIT Model United Nations Conference XI


Karen Dynan is a Professor of the Practice in the Harvard University Department of Economics. She previously served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Dynan was vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board, leading work in macroeconomic forecasting, household finances, and the Fed’s response to the financial crisis. Dynan has also served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (2003-2004) and as a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University (1998). Her current research focuses on fiscal and other types of macroeconomic policy, consumer behavior, and household finances. She is also currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Dynan received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her A.B. from Brown University.

Richard B. Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. He is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the Science Engineering Workforce Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.

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