At the Conference

Scheduled Speakers at Conf. A

Each year we are privileged to host an array of speakers at our NMUN conferences.
We encourage all delegates, faculty, and guests to take advantage of these unique educational opportunities.
Additional speakers will be added to this page as they are confirmed.

Alice C. Hill
Alice C. Hill
Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
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Alice Hill is senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work at CFR focuses on the risks, consequences, and responses associated with climate change. Hill most recently served as a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She was previously special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior director for resilience policy on the National Security Council staff where she led the development of national policy to build greater climate resilience. Her coauthored book, Building a Resilient Tomorrow, is forthcoming in fall 2019.

While at the Department of Homeland Security, Hill founded and led the internationally recognized anti-human trafficking initiative, the Blue Campaign. At Hoover, Hill was awarded the National Institute of Building Sciences’ President’s Award and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Writing Fellowship. In 2016, Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative named her Meta-Leader of the Year. Prior to that, Hill was senior counselor to the secretary of homeland security. Earlier in her career, Hill served as supervising judge on both the superior and municipal courts in Los Angeles and as chief of the white-collar crime prosecution unit in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office. The Department of Justice awarded her its highest accolade, the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement. 

Hill serves on the boards of Munich Re North America and related U.S. subsidiaries of the Munich Re Group as well as the board of the Environmental Defense Fund. She is a founding member of the board of the Council on Strategic Risks. Hill is a member of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. She also serves on the advisory boards or councils of Crisis Response, the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, the Center for Climate and Security, the Maryland Climate Leadership Academy, and One Concern. Hill previously served ex officio on the federal advisory committee for the Third National Climate Assessment.

Hill earned her bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Stanford University and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Axios, Bulletin, CNN, Foreign Policy, and Lawfare, among others. All of her publications dating back to December 2016 can be found on her website:

California Insurance Commission, California insurance working group, chair
Center for Climate and Security, advisory board member
Council on Strategic Risks, board member
Crisis Response Journal, editorial advisory board member
Environmental Defense Fund, board member
Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, advisory council member
Maryland Climate Leadership Academy, advisory board member
Munich Re America and related U.S. subsidiaries of the Munich Re Group, board member
Science to Climate Action Network, advisory group member
One Concern, advisory board member


Delegate Seminar

Delegates, Head Delegates, Faculty, and Guests who were not able to secure a Mission Briefing at this time are all encouraged to attend.

Monday, 30 March at 10:00 am
2nd Floor Sheraton Hotel, Metropolitan East

The UN at 75

Room: Metropolitan East

As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, our panel will discuss some of the UN's strengths and weakness, how things get done, and what the future may hold. Join journalist Linda Fasulo, who represents NPR News at the UN and is author of "An Insider's Guide to the UN," along with UN officials and experts in a candid discussion of these topics. Questions from the audience will be solicited.

Linda Fasulo
Linda Fasulo
NPR - UN Bureau, Independent Correspondent Author, "An Insider's Guide to the UN" (Yale University Press)
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Linda Fasulo is a journalist and author specializing in the UN and US foreign policy. Based at the United Nations, she is a long-time independent correspondent for NPR News. Linda has worked as UN Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and as Special UN Correspondent for US News and World Report magazine. A frequent speaker on international issues, she has a Master’s in Public Administration and has also done graduate study in international affairs at Columbia University. Her popular book, "An Insider's Guide to the UN," published by Yale University Press, is in its third edition. Linda serves on the Executive Committee of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA). She is a member of the NMUN Advisory Council.

Karen J. Vogel Faculty Seminar 
US Politics and the United Nations 

Faculty, Guests, and Head Delegates not assigned to a committee are encouraged to attend.

Monday, 30 March at 8:00 pm
2nd Floor Sheraton Hotel, Central Park West

Join Alynna J. Lyon for a discussion of her book US Politics and the United Nations: A Tale of Dysfunctional Dynamics (Lynne Rienner, 2016). Alynna is a Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. She is also a co-author of The United Nations in the 21 Century, 5th ed. (Westview, 2016) with Karen Mingst and Margaret Karns, and co-editor of two books, Pope Francis as a Global Actor: Where Politics and Theology Meet (Palgrave 2018) and Religion and Politics in a Global Society (Lexington 2013).  Her research focus includes the United Nations, U.S. Foreign Policy, multilateralism and moral authority at the global level. She is past chair of the International Organization section of the International Studies Association (2016-2018).  She is currently co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Global Governance and serves on the Editorial Board of International Studies Quarterly.  In her teaching, Professor Lyon is an advocate of experiential learning and has served as a Faculty Advisor for Model United Nations since 2000.