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Bellarmine's Model United Nations

Bellarmine Prep’s Model United Nations (MUN) program – BellarMUN – is one of Bellarmine’s fastest-growing extracurricular activities. As a part of Model UN, students role-play delegates of the United Nations and simulate UN committees to address global problems and issues. BellarMUN participates in 7-8 conferences per year. Some students choose to participate in all of the conferences, whereas others attend fewer as their schedules allow. BellarMUN, along with providing access to both local and national conferences serves as a platform to increase the global awareness of the Bellarmine community as a whole. BellarMUN is entirely student-run and holds biweekly meetings based around both debate skills and international politics. Overall, BellarMUN’s mission is to provide an environment that nurtures a global perspective of the problems facing our world and encourages students to work together to solve our common problems peacefully.

BellarMUN helps students develop valuable knowledge and skills such as:

  •          Research skills
  •          Writing skills
  •          Speaking skills
  •          Interpersonal communication
  •          Developing consensus
  •          Awareness of global issues
  •          How governments and Non-Governmental Organizations assist citizens in solving problems
  •          Developing a sense of our global community and responsibility to each other
  •          Understanding issues of social justice

BellarMUN Leadership Team 2019-20

Charlotte Gunn, B’20, President
Gaby Rogers, B’20, Co-Secretary-General of BELLARMUN 2020
Hannah Walker, B’20, Co-Secretary-General of BELLARMUN 2020
Henry Stelle, B’21, Chair of Communications
Rachel Daniel, B’22, Vice-Chair of Communications
Luke Jouflas, B’21, Chair of Education
Mina Nair, B’22, Vice-Chair of Education
Brett Kelley, B’21, Chair of Community Affairs
Benita Samson, B’21, Vice-Chair of Community Affairs
Amina Khan, B’20, Chair of Logistics and Finance

BellarMUN is blessed to be advised by Mr. Brown
Ken Brown joined the Bellarmine community in 2012 as a Social Studies and English teacher. He currently teaches AP World History, AP and AP US Government and Politics, and Honors Humanities. Mr. Brown reconstituted the BellarMUN program in 2013 (there have been many iterations of Model UN clubs throughout Bellarmine’s lengthy history), building membership from the dozen students who attended the first conference to over 50 members today. Mr. Brown enjoys the challenge of Model UNand giving students a platform for academic competition and cooperation. “In the absence of a debate team,” Mr. Brown notes, “Bellarmine Model UN gives students the opportunity to develop many of the same skills. I think anyone who enjoys or wants to work on public speaking, debating, and building their understanding of global issues would love Model UN. Plus, the people are great and we get to go on some pretty cool trips to college campuses all over the state and country!” Mr. Brown enjoys cycling, reading,and spending time with his wife, Marietta, who is a kindergarten teacher, and son, who is now a student at Bellarmine Preparatory School.

Any students interested in Model UN should feel free to contact Mr. Brown or any member of the rest of the Leadership Team. We hold weekly Office Hours after school on Thursdays in A12 — please stop by if you have a question!