Habib University Model United Nations seeks to address key global issues by providing a platform for research and productive debate. The conference, by simulating the environment of United Nations and other international and regional bodies, allows the participants to role-play as world leaders contemplating on pressing global issues and collaborating to propose solutions. Covering different topics ranging from international economic and social progress to global peace and security, HUMUN is an excellent opportunity to explore the world of international relations and broaden one’s perspective on various critical issues and developments around the globe.
Guest speaker sessions would be an integral part of the conference where Pakistan’s popular social activists and diplomats, having represented Pakistan in international bodies, will provide the participants with their valuable inputs based on their experiences. Lastly, the post-conference social events would serve as a key socializing and networking platform for our chairs, delegates and organizers.
Muhammad Shahzaib Alam, Secretary General
Habib University showcased it first edition of HUMUN last year with the highest standards academic quality and diplomatic competition. This year we intend to follow the same aim and direction to deliver even better than last year.
As Secretary General, I have a team of the brightest students of this university working meticulously to design holistic and engaging diplomatic scenarios for our delegates. We are working very hard to provide an environment that gives the delegates an exposure to how major crises around the world are being dealt with. We want our delegates to come up with ideas of how the international community can deal with these problems in better way.
Just like last year we will be reveling a couple of very special committees that have been designed completely by our students. These will be challenging but also a lot of fun to be a part of.
Along with this extensive learning experience we want our delegates to have a good time and make lifelong friends.
Hamza Jaffery, Director General
Habib University Model United Nations 2018 is a big deal for me and my colleagues. After being part of the HUMUN 2017 we wanted to step and try to take charge of the next one hoping to make it even better. We ended up doing the first part of this by getting the responsibility to head HUMUN 2018 and started working on it from February 2018. Ending up with putting together the best team to organize a MUN. Our idea is to make MUN’s great again by ensuring that HUMUN is an academically challenging and fun event at the same time. We hope to make sure that everything is planned out well and that the event will be above all standards. By using the various facilities at Habib and designing all the committee through our fellow peers who major in Social development and Policy where they study History, Current affairs, economics and etc. This makes sure that everything is academically sound by our extremely qualified central intelligence team.
I hope that all of you register and become a part of the event.
Zain Abbass, Deputy Director General
First of all, I feel highly honored to be the deputy director general of the Habib University Model United Nation 2018. This year the entire team is working with immense zeal to make HUMUN’18 much bigger and better. Making sure academic integrity remains our top priority. We promise you four days of rigorous debating and awesomeness, this edition of HUMUN would be the best MUNing experience of your lifetime. In case you get tired of raising those placards no worries, the team has planned various socials to make sure you enjoy fully.
You would not want to miss all this fun, so do join us in making this a memorable event for you.
Looking forward to seeing you all at HUMUN ’18!
Soon into Habib University’s very first year, the co-founding batch felt the need, and responsibility as the first ever student body, to create a public speaking platform for a vibrant and versatile student life. With the aim to promote diplomacy and dialogue, the Habib University Public Speaking Club (HUPSC) came into existence and rapidly became one of the most active and popular student-run clubs on campus. The club focuses on training students and enabling them to engage in effective discourse, while also facilitating them to compete in the various debate championships held in and outside of the city.
Due to dedication to its aim, the HUPSC has come a long way since its inception. Members of the club have represented Habib University in renowned institutes, both nationally and internationally, and have won various accolades, including the ‘Most Promising Team Award’ from Ziauddin and were crowned the ‘Champion team’ at JSMUDC.
In addition to that, the HUPSC has also organized two successful editions of British-style debating championship under the name of Habib University Debating Championship (HUDC), making Habib University the only institute in Karachi to do so. Other events organized by the club include an annually held faculty-student debate competition and, following its commitment to provide the best academic quality in debating to the community, the Habib University Model United Nations (HUMUN). Following a hugely successful first edition (HUMUN’17), the second edition of HUMUN is to be held this year.
ABOUT HABIB UNIVERSITY
Habib University, the first liberal arts University of Pakistan, is well known for its trans-disciplinary curriculum, which encourages the students to engage in critical thinking and participate in open-minded discussions. The students are exposed to contrasting narratives of history, science, development, modernity, revolution, politics and religion that help in expanding the horizons of their thought and simulates critical self-reflection. The liberal arts education model of the university enables the students to think out of the box, indulge in investigation of the problems of the present times and devise appropriate context-specific solutions.
Lying at the heart of the institution is the philosophy of ‘Yohsin’, meaning ‘thoughtful self-cultivation’. Under this philosophy, the institution provides various opportunities of personal and intellectual growth, allowing individuals to maximize one’s potential and utilize it for the betterment of the community at large.