Welcome to CESIMS
Honorable delegates, esteemed advisors, and dearest staff,
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Columbia Educational Simulations (CESIMS), the non-profit branch of Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA). Each year, CESIMS continues to grow and further its mission of providing free-of-cost Model UN experience to high school students in New York. We achieve this goal through biannual Model UN conferences, along with our teaching program.
The CESIMS Model UN conferences provide delegates a platform to be part of challenging, fast-paced committees, which deliberate on topics of geopolitical importance today, in the past, and potentially, even in the future. Staffed by members of Columbia’s competitive travel team, these conferences are amongst the most successful ones we have on campus. Our goal is that delegates leave their committees having learnt more about international issues, and having improved their public speaking skills
The second branch of CESIMS—the educational program—introduces students to the world of public speaking and diplomacy through carefully designed syllabi, taught by members of our travel team. We hope to introduce students to the world of diplomacy, and help them find their place in it.
That being said, this year’s fall conference is on November 18th, 2017, and registration is open.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and to partnering with you for the educational program!
Nausherwan Aamir Zak Marcone