Bellarmine's Model United Nations


Bellarmine Prep’s Model United Nations (MUN) club – BellarMUN – was recently promoted and is now a program. As a program, BellarMUN is one of Bellarmine Prep's fastest-growing extracurricular activities. As a part of the Model UN program, 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. Overall, BellarMUN is focused on providing a welcoming 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 2018-2019

Jackson Kelley, B'19, President
Zach Forbes, B'19, SG of BELLARMUN
Brett Kelley, B’21, Communications
Amina Khan, B’20, Conferences
Lily Jacobson, B'19, Education and Outreach
Charlotte Gunn, B’20, Meetings

BellarMUN is blessed to be advised by Mr. Brown
Advisor Ken Brown joined the Bellarmine community in 2012 as a Social Studies and English teacher. He currently teaches AP World History, AP and CP US Government and Politics, and Honors Humanities. Mr. Brown reconstituted the BellarMUN club 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 a student at Saint Patrick’s Catholic School.

Any students interested in Model UN should feel free to contact Mr. Brown or any member of the rest of the Leadership Team. Also, there is an open invitation to stop by A-12 any time.