With a theme of “Go Beyond-Tomorrow's Leaders”, the Workshops and Seminars Program aims to inspire the delegates as leaders of tomorrow by providing those brightest young minds with the opportunities to engage in dialogue with leading scholars, politicians, diplomats and business leaders. We plan on fostering these meaningful discussions through an additional series of workshops and seminars touching the most critical themes and topics, as we believe tomorrow’s leaders have to be equipped with focused views based on an insightful grasp of major developments of our time.
Session One: Asia in FocusSome claim that the economic downturn in Europe and North America has accelerated the global power shift from the West to Asia. Others suggest that with increasing political and economic influence, Asia faces a set of new challenges. For instance: environmental degradation calls into attention the questions of economic sustainability; while political opinion on social and economic inequality in countries such as China remains critical. Not forgetting territorial disputes such as those in the South China Sea, internal conflicts in countries such as Afghanistan and Myanmar, and volatile regimes in North Korea and Iran - all of these pose potential threats to regional peace and global stability.
Will 21st century belong to Asia? Will sustained economic growth in Asia be realized despite mounting social and political problems? In the face of the aforementioned security challenges, will peace prevail as it did in the past three decades? This panel will attempt to answer those questions through a discussion joined by leading scholars on Asia affairs.
About Our Speakers:
Paul Evans: Professor and Director of Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Yuen Pau Woo: President and CEO of Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
John Harriss: Professor and Director of School of International Relations, Simon Fraser University
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When & Where
Harvard World Model United Nations
WorldMUN is the most diverse college-level Model United Nations conference on the circuit that brings the brightest young minds to discuss global affairs. The conference is collaboration between Harvard University and the University of British Columbia. This year, the Vancouver Host Committee is proud to bring the WorldMUN conference to Canada for the very first time. From March 11-15th, 2100 students from 270 universities in 60 countries will be arriving in Vancouver for five days of debate, diplomacy, and cultural exchange. Workshops and Seminars are open to not only delegates but also to local college and university students.