At the Conference

Scheduled Speakers at NY 2023 Conf. B

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.

Csaba Kőrösi
Csaba Kőrösi
President, 77th United Nations General Assembly
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As a career diplomat, I have spent my entire professional life in public service, combining national duties with assignments received from various international communities. I had the privilege to serve as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations and as Head of Mission to Greece and the United Arab Emirates.

In various government service posts for my home country, I was responsible for security policy, multilateral diplomacy and human rights cooperation.

During my tenure in New York, I was honoured to be a co-chair of the intergovernmental process (Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals) tasked with producing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals at its heart.

I am grateful for the experience gained as Vice-President of the General Assembly at its sixty-sixth session.

As Director (State Secretary) of the Office of the President of Hungary, I had the duty and privilege to work alongside the President of the Republic in discharging his functions as a member of the High-level Panel on Water, co-convened by the Secretary-General and the President of the World Bank Group. I performed a similar role in the framework of the Water and Climate Leaders panel, co-convened by the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization and the President of UN-Water.

I am a founding member of the Hungarian Scientific Panel on Climate Change and a permanent invitee to the Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National Council on Sustainable Development at the Hungarian National Assembly.

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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.

Tuesday, 11 April, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
2nd Floor Hilton Hotel - TBD

Questions from the audience will be solicited.

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Karen J. Vogel Faculty Seminar: 

Internationalism in the Balance: Is There a Need for a New UN?

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

Wednesday, 12 April, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Hilton Hotel - Morgan

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John A. Moore and Jerry Pubantz

Join us for this interactive presentation with John Moore and Jerry Pubantz.
John Moore is Emeritus Professor of History, California State Polytechnic University, where he taught for over four decades. For a third of a century, he was faculty adviser for the university’s National Model UN program, and for many years he served as Director of the Virginia and Douglass Adair Symposia, for which he organized conferences and academic meetings and edited proceedings into published anthologies. He has realized some seventeen published books, numerous articles (several refereed), and, since retiring from the classroom, has continued his research and writing, and attends and participates in academic conferences. He has served two Fulbright assignments: Senior Fulbright Lecturer/Scholar in Finland and László Országh Distinguished Chair of History in Hungary. At Cal Poly Pomona, Moore received the Distinguished Teacher Award, the Outstanding International Scholar Award, an Outstanding Advisor Award, and the George P. Hart Leadership Award. His other honors include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations Association, and—with co-author Jerry Pubantz—an “Outstanding Academic Title for the Year 2000” commendation from Choice Magazine for their first of eight books, To Create a New World? American Presidents and the United Nations.
Jerry Pubantz is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and founding dean of the university’s Lloyd International Honors College. He holds degrees from Duke University and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is the co-author or editor of nine books on the United Nations, including, most recently, U.S. Presidents and the United Nations: Internationalism in the Balance and the third edition of The New United Nations: International Organization in the Twenty-first Century for Routledge Press. His other writings include works on the Middle East, American foreign policy, and human rights. His articles have appeared in the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, ArabiesTrends, and the Turkish Journal of International Relations among other periodicals. For thirty years Dr. Pubantz served as a faculty advisor to NMUN delegations. He is the former President of the North Carolina Political Science Association. His fields of research and publication also include Russian and Middle East political history and politics. He is recipient of an “Outstanding Academic Title” award from the American Library Association’s Choice Magazine.