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October 25th-27th, 2019

A Message from the Secretary General

It is my great privilege to announce the 18th iteration of the United Nations Association at the University of Central Florida’s High School Model United Nations Conference, KnightMUNXVIII! With every passing year of KnightMUN, we seek to elevate our conference and to remain true to its core value: a competitive training conference for High School level Model United Nations delegates.  This year’s conference aims to be just as diverse as years past, featuring topical debate from all corners of the globe, as well as stimulating conversations about cultural issues currently at large in today’s world. The Seventh Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, once said “Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” In keeping with those words, our conference theme for this year will centralize around education and literacy bridging the way to globalization in an ever-changing world.

From the executive board at UNA at UCF to the KnightMUN Secretariat and the KnightMUN XVIII staff, we are beyond excited to welcome you to KnightMUN!

Secretariat

Sophie Granville

Sophie is a Senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Nonprofit Management and Political Science- International Relations. Sophie has been an active member of the United Nations Association at UCF and the Model United Nations team for the past three years, competing all across the globe in MUN related conferences, and assisting with KnightMUN XVI and XVII. When not prepping for her next conference or working on KnightMUN, Sophie can be found hunting down the best local coffee shops in search of the best cold brew coffee! She is looking forward to another fantastic year of KnightMUN!

Secretary General

Rylie Gay

Rylie Gay is a senior at the University of Central Florida studying Political Science. Rylie has been an active member of UCF's Model United Nations team for three years. Rylie served as team captain and Executive Vice President last year, earning UCF a spot in the top 50 Model United Nations teams in the country. 

Executive Director

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Undersecretariat

Jacob Lieberman

Jacob Lieberman is a Junior majoring in Political Science/ Pre-Law with a certificate in Diplomacy at the University of Central Florida. As the current president of UNA at UCF, he is looking forward to seeing KnightMUN XVIII be our best one yet! This will be his third year as a staff member at KnightMUN. Jacob has been competing in MUN on the collegiate circuit since his freshman year, and he's excited to have the chance to help make this conference a great experience. He likes to go by Jake, even though his name is Jacob. He's not fooling anyone. 

UNA @ UCF President

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Point of Inquiry?

Contact us if you have any questions about this year's Model United Nations conference at UCF.