It is with great excitement that we welcome you to the launch of MUNdi, a publication brought to you by the Arizona Model United Nations Editorial Board. MUNdi will offer daily current event and policy analyses for seven regions from around the globe. These regions are Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, the Middle East, and the United States. The talented correspondents of MUNdi are as diverse as the regions they cover, coming from a variety of academic disciplines and a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Every spring, Arizona Model United Nations hosts a conference for high school Model United Nations clubs from the Southwest and Mexico to attend. For the last 50 years, these conferences have offered an extraordinary opportunity for students to practice diplomacy and learn about cooperation along an international border. However we always felt there was more that could be done. So this summer we began brainstorming ways we could best serve our students year round. That is how the Arizona Model United Nations Editorial Board, and subsequently MUNdi, was born!
Here at the Editorial Board we see MUNdi as a great tool with immense potential. MUNdi is meant to provide a student’s interpretation of the world’s major current events and issues, written without the burdening jargon that can make international relations inaccessible. We expect our primary readership will encompass high school students, but with time we also hope that our analyses will also be a useful tool for a wider audience of people interested in international affairs.
It should be noted that the opinions expressed by the Editorial Board will represent the viewpoints of its correspondents, and not that of the Arizona Model United Nations. We expect to push the limits of accepted international analysis and provide an alternative interpretation to world issues. We sincerely hope that our discussions will provide an educational environment for our readers.
Another facet of the MUNdi service will be the creation of a space where anyone can contribute to our running analysis service. If you have an opinion, you have a spot. Just submit your written analysis to the Editorial Board and our student correspondents will give you feedback to prepare your piece for publication. We especially encourage students to submit their pieces to MUNdi!
For the next few months, we will be the developmental phase of our correspondent service and as thus readers can expect frequent changes to the website layout, writing styles and use of social media. We are committed to providing the most useful service for our students and readers, so please feel free to send any feedbacks or criticisms our way. It will go a long way to making MUNdi a successful student project.
We look forward to promoting diplomacy among our readership in the coming months!