Bellarmine Model United Nations


Bellarmine Model United Nations program is one of Bellarmine’s fastest-growing co-curricular 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. Model UN 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. Model UN, 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. It is entirely student-run and holds biweekly meetings based around both debate skills and international politics. Overall, Model UN'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.

Bellarmine Model United Nations 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

Bellarmine Model United Nations Leadership Team 2021-22

Mina Nair, B’22, President
Rachel Daniel, B’22, Secretary-General of BELLARMUN 2022
Bernice Samson, B’22, Chair of Communications
Mark Manaois, B’23, Co-Chair of Education
Sam Robinson, B’24, Co-Chair of Education
Jaylen Shawcross, B’22, Crisis Specialist
Chloe Mau, B’23, Chair of Logistics and Finance
Maya Loveland-Hyland, B’23, Co-Chair of Community Affairs
Mary Anna Joyce, B’23, Co-Chair of Community Affairs
Cecilia Elliott, B’22, Chair of Global Affairs

Bellarmin Model United Nations 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 Model UN 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 UN and 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 Mina Nair (22nairminakshi@bprep.org), Mr. Brown (brownk@bellarmineprep.org), or any member of the rest of the Leadership Team. We hold weekly Office Hours after school on Thursdays in B12 — please stop by if you have a question!