Lake Erie College Conference
November 6-7, 2020
Virtual Conference on Zoom
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