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Montana Model United Nations

The history of the Model UN at the University of Montana

Montana Model United Nations

About the Montana Model UN

"The purpose of Montana Model United Nations is “to stimulate a deeper knowledge of the United Nations; to develop and establish a working understanding of the humanitarian, social, economic, cultural, legal and political problems of the world; and to provide free and open forum for the study and discussion of these problems.” --MMUN Constitution.


“50 years of UM’s Montana Model UN”

A presentation by MMUN Faculty Advisor Nicholas Potratz and the 2016 Secretaries General, Wyatt Smith and Jared Halvorson

Where: Mansfield Library, East Facuty Office Area (main floor)
When: Wednesday, Sept 14th, 5pm-6pm

In the spring of 1966, Political Science major Louise Krumm persuaded her friends on UM’s Model UN Traveling Team to establish the Montana Model UN (MMUN) High School Conference.  Fifty years later, the conference is still going strong.  In 2015, 400 students from 21 Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming high schools spent two days on campus, debating world issues.  The presenters will discuss MMUN’s rich history, how they became involved, what they have learned, and why they keep coming back for more.  

Montana Model UN

The 50th annual conference was held at The University of Montana on November 23-24, 2015. Over 420 student delegates from 21 high schools represented 124 countries in a two-day simulation of global diplomacy.


The 2015 MMUN Executive Committee. (Left to right) Byron Boots, Wyatt Smith, Elizabeth "Betsy" Story, Mariah Leder, Mary O'Malley, Jared Halvorson.