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
Bellarmine 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!
    • Ken Brown

Awards

List of 15 items.

  • PACMUN 2019:

    Mina Nair -- Best Position Paper
    Xavier Nazzal -- Outstanding Delegate
    Avery Clark -- Honorable Mention
  • SeattleMUN 2021:

    Mina Nair served as the Chief of Staff.
    Maya Krattli -- Outstanding Delegate
  • AmeriMUNc 2020:

    Brett Kelley -- Verbal Commendation
  • BMUN 2019:

    Jackson Kelley -- Best Delegate
    Zach Forbes -- Commendation
  • CAIMUN 2019:

    Luke Jouflas -- Outstanding Delegate
    Nikhil Patel -- Best Delegate
  • CAIMUN 2021:

    Mark Manaois -- Best Delegate
    Ben Fowlkes -- Outstanding Delegate
    Samuel Robinson -- Outstanding Delegate
    Jaylen Shawcross -- Outstanding Delegate
  • EDUMUN 2020:

    Ben Fowlkes -- Best Delegate
  • KINGMUN 2019:

    Jessica LaBrache -- Outstanding Delegate
    Rachel Daniel -- Outstanding Delegate
    Mina Nair -- Best Position Paper
    Nikhil Patel -- Best Delegate
    Andersen Le -- Best Position Paper
  • KINGMUN 2021:

    Luke Jouflas served as the Secretary-General.
    Vasanth Ramachandran -- Best Delegate
    Jaylen Shawcross -- Best Delegate
    Samuel Robinson -- Best Delegate
    Jake Galvan -- Outstanding Delegate
    Jordan Salazar -- Honorable Mention
    Brynn Manke -- Honorable Mention
    Chloe Mau -- Best Position Paper
  • NAIMUN 2021:

    Mina Nair -- Verbal Commendation
    Samuel Robinson -- Verbal Commendation
    Chloe Mau -- Book Award
  • PACMUN 2020:

    Luke Jouflas served as the Chief of Staff.
    Levi Coovert -- Best Delegate
    Mina Nair -- Outstanding Delegate
    Jackson Hallett -- Outstanding Delegate
    Mary Anna Joyce -- Honorable Mention
    Drew Albaugh -- Honorable Mention
  • SFMUN 2020:

    Samuel Robinson and Philip Ehret (Double Del) -- Best Delegate
    Mark Manaois and Cecilia Elliott (Double Del) -- Outstanding Delegate
    Luke Jouflas and Ivan Maykov (Double Del) -- Honorable Mention
    Chloe Mau and Joseph Langdon (Double Del) -- Honorable Mention
    Mina Nair -- Verbal Commendation
  • VMUN 2019:

    Charlotte Gunn -- Outstanding Delegate
    Henry Stelle -- Honorable Mention
  • VMUN 2020:

    Mina Nair -- Outstanding Delegate
    Mark Manaois -- Honorable Mention
    Vasanth Ramachadran -- Honorable Mention
    Aiden Swenson -- Honorable Mention
  • VMUN 2021:

    Vasanth Ramachandran -- Best Delegate
    Samuel Robinson -- Best Delegate
    Mark Manaois -- Outstanding Delegate
    Matthew Vandeberg -- Honorable Mention