Lake Erie College Conference

November 7 - 10, 2019

Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio

WELCOME FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

Students and Advisers,

Welcome to the Lake Erie Model United Nations Conference. I am personally excited about what this conference has in store. LEIMUN is a great vehicle to learn more about the world, meet others with interests in international affairs, and perfect your public speaking skills. I know that when I was a student, being at these conferences taught me skills that I still use to this day.

The world today has many challenges. From mass migration concerns, global disease outbreaks, civil unrest, to climate change and weather-related changes; these are issues that affect the entire planet. If you are a merchant in a Turkish bazaar or a student in the United States, these global issues should be a concern for you because their ripple effects touch every part of your life.

So my parting advice would be to work with one another to solve issues. I have faith that a younger generation sees the world in a different light. That gives you a fresh perspective that is often lost with those that come before you. Your youth is not a liability but a treasure, and utilizing it to make a difference in the world is what this conference is all about.

I look forward to this conference and excited to see the many ideas that come from it.


Aaron J. Howard

Secretary-General