Registration is now closed, but you can click here to register for GWCIA XXI’s waiting list.

Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Delegates and Advisors,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 21st annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs! On December 3rd, 2016, 400 middle school students from across the country will come together for a day-long Model United Nations conference. Just blocks from the State Department, International Monetary Fund, and White House, at GW’s Marvin Center, delegates will work together to find solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges.

GWCIA is a learning-oriented conference, and we pride ourselves on offering a broad range of committees from traditional UN General Assembly meetings to faster-paced crisis simulations to cater to students from all backgrounds and skill levels. This year, we are thrilled to offer an exciting array of committees, in which delegates will be debating some of the most fascinating and controversial issues of today and the past. From George Washington’s Revolutionary Corps to the UN Commission on the Status of Women to the African Union, each of the bodies represented at this conference will have to confront tough questions, and will need to negotiate and compromise in order to reach solutions to the problems that plague society and make the world a better place. Our dedicated staff is comprised of highly knowledgeable college students, including experienced Model UN delegates from GW’s top-ranked travel team, who are eager to help students learn more about international affairs and the skills necessary for debate and research. The conference also provides high-quality facilities, catered lunches for delegates and faculty, and an opportunity for students to experience a college campus.

The skills that delegates will develop during this conference are more important now than ever before, as the global community faces some of the most difficult challenges in its history. The decisions that need to be made are difficult, but no more so than the ones that diplomats all around the world – especially in Washington, D.C. – must make on a daily basis. From the geopolitical situation in the Arctic to the Zika virus, there is no telling what students may encounter during the day. Registration is now closed, but you can join our waiting list by clicking the above link. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, and we look forward to seeing you on December 3rd!



Natalie Mayer

Secretary-General, GWCIA XXI