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Model United Nations of the Far West has hosted collegiate Model United Nations conferences since 1951. We are currently in the process of digitizing and reconstructing our conference archives. Below you will find conference materials, including programs, issues books, and issues of the World Press, going back to the 65th Session in 2015. If you are looking for materials from MUNFW conferences prior to the 65th session, please contact oed@munfw.org for assistance.

The 69th Session - 2019

Our Common Humanity: Back to the Principals of the UN Charter

Hosted by: Heidelberg University
Secretary-General: Ms. Hannah Pettiti
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Mr. Chris Mburu, Sr. Human Rights Adviser, United Nations
Ms. Julie Garfieldt Kofoed, Sr. Human Rights Policy Adviser,  Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN

The 68th Session - 2018

The Power of the Powerless: Strengthening Vulnerable Populations

Hosted by: Mesa Community College Alumni
Secretary-General: Mr. Aaron Holtz
Honored Speakers and Honored Guests:
Dr. Patricia Da Silva, Ph.D., Sr. International Advocacy Officer, International Planned Parenthood Federation
Mr. Thorvardur Thorsson, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the UN
Ms. Sandra Lyngdorf, Sr. Adviser, Security Council Team, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN

The 67th Session - 2017

Old Threats, New Threats: Global and Human Security in 2017

Hosted by: Heidelberg University
Secretary-General: Ms. Bethany Beaver
Keynote Speaker: Mr. James Rodehaver, Coordinator of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria

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The 66th Session - 2016

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Hosted by: Humboldt University
Secretary-General: Ms. Marilyn Liu
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Mr. John Gilroy, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
Ms. Sara Cussen, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations

The 65th Session - 2015

The Reach of the UN in the Modern Era: The Conflict Between Individual, Collective and Sovereign Rights

Hosted by: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Secretary-General: Ms. Elizabeth Ansen
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Vadim Perfiliev, Director, Dissemination Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations since 1990 and ret. First Deputy Chief, Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1987-1990

The 64th Session - 2014

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Preparing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Hosted by: Arizona State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Quinn Scribner
Keynote Speaker: H.E. Mr. Vlad Lupan, Ambassador from the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations

The 63rd Session - 2013

The Struggle to Exist: Sustainability and Human Rights

Hosted by: Heidelberg University
Secretary-General: Ms. Ali Sayre
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
H.E. Philip Hartman, Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom
Mr. Christopher MacLennan, Canadian International Development Agency

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The 62nd Session - 2012

Cutting the Gordian Knot: Addressing the International Community’s Greatest Problems in the 21st Century

Hosted by: Arizona State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Stephen Protasiewicz
Keynote Speaker: Mr. M’baye Babacar Cisse, Regional Bureau for Africa, UN Development Programme

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The 61st Session - 2011

People on the Move: Urbanization, Migration and Forced Displacement 

Hosted by: Heidelberg University and Whittier College
Secretaries-General: Ms. Caroline Cox and Mr. Greg Doyle
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Ruth, Founder, Kosmos Journal

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The 60th Session - 2010

Humanity: Conquering the Great Divide

Hosted by: California State University, Long Beach
Secretaries-General: Ms. Alexandra Lohman and Ms. Alexandra Carter
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Nathan Gonzalez, Truman National Security Fellow

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The 59th Session - 2009

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards: Reconciling History with Humanity

Hosted by: Mesa Community College
Secretary-General: Ms. Sara Jensen
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Okey C. Iheduru, Arizona State University

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The 58th Session - 2008

Addressing the Needs of the Vulnerable

Hosted by: Whittier College
Secretary-General: Ms. Lesley Cole
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Jeanette T. Ndhlovu, Consul-General, South African Consulate General

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The 57th Session - 2007

Reasserting UN Relevance: Defining Its Role In A Changing World

Hosted by: Mesa Community College
Secretary-General: Mr. Matt Williams
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Tamara Zivic, Executive Director, WHEAT

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The 56th Session - 2006

Hosted by: Whittier College
Secretary-General: Ms. Erin Clancy
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Paula Lynch, U.S. Department of State

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The 55th Session - 2005

Hosted by: Colorado State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Benjamin Carroll
Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Arti Denterlein, Education Chairperson, UNA-USA

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The 54th Session - 2004

Hosted by: Whittier College
Secretary-General: Mr. Phaelen Parker
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: Dr. Charles Henry, Chair of African-American Studies, UC Berkeley

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The 53rd Session - 2003

Post-Conflict Nation Building

Hosted by: Mesa Community College
Secretary-General: Mr. Joel Foster
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: Ms.  Aurora Javate-de Dios, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking of Women – Asia Pacific

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The 52nd Session - 2002

Quest for Human Betterment

Hosted by: Consortium of Cabrillo College, CSU Hayward, Holy Names College, Mesa Community College, Modesto Junior College, Western Oregon University
Secretary-General: Ms. Jessica Wilken
Keynote Speaker: Mr. John McArthur, Research Fellow, Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government

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The 51st Session - 2001

We the Peoples

Hosted by: Whitter College
Secretary-General: Ms. Barbara M. Reed
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: Ms. Barbara Crossette, Chief UN Correspondent, New York Times

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The 50th Session - 2000

Equality and Justice in the 21st Century

Hosted by: MUNFW Alumni Association
Secretary-General: Ms. Julie M. French
Keynote Speaker: 

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The 49th Session - 1999

Building Global Peace and Security in the 21st Century

Hosted by: Mesa Community College
Secretary-General: Ms. Jennifer Broaddus
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Masood Hyder, Associate Director, UN Development Group

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The 48th Session - 1998

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Hosted by: Whittier College, Western Oregon University, and Mesa Community College
Secretary-General: Ms. Betsy Dolan
Keynote Speaker: Mitchell Werner, Principal Officer, Office of the Secretary-General, UN

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The 47th Session - 1997

Hosted by: San Francisco State University, Mesa Community College, University of California, Riverside, University of Judaism, and Western Oregon University
Secretary-General: Ms. Sharon Sulse
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Joe Sills, UNA-USA

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The 46th Session - 1996

Science, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Hosted by: Whittier College, Western Oregon University, and Southern Oregon University
Secretary-General: Ms. Karrah Lompa
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Ms. Dawn T. Calabria, Sr. External Relations Officer, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Ms. Tsegereda Assebe, Liaison Assistant, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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The 45th Session - 1995

Restructuring The United Nations For The Next Fifty Years

Hosted by: San Francisco State University
Secretary-General: Ms. Alex Pereira
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Douglas Bennett, Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs
Ms. Judy Mayotte, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Mr. Manfred Noetzel, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Public Affairs, UN
Mr. Stephen Astourian, Lecturer, History and Politics

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The 44th Session - 1994

A New Era of Human Rights

Hosted by: Whittier College
Secretary-General: Mr. Greg Whaling
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Ms. Nancy Halliday Ely-Raphel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Mr. W.B. Ofuatey-Kodjoe, Professor of Political Science, Queens College Graduate Center, CUNY
Dr. Pirkko Kourula, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office NY, Office of the High Commissioner of Refugees

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The 43rd Session - 1993

Advancement, Environment and Development for Women

Hosted by: Central Washington University and University of Puget Sound
Secretary-General: Ms. Heather Parkinson
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Ms. Christine Braughtigam, Policy Advisor, UN Women
Dr. Bangsoon Yoon, Professor of Political Science, Central Washington University

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The 42nd Session - 1992

A Rebirth of World Peace

Hosted by: University of California, Davis
Secretary-General: Mr. David Roberts
Keynote Speaker: Consul General Zheng Wanzhen, Consulate General of China

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The 41st Session - 1991

Hosted by: University of the Pacific
Secretary-General: Ms. Ruth Elder
Keynote Speaker: Consul General Humberto Urteaga, Consulate General of Peru in San Francisco

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The 40th Session - 1990

Hosted by: Riverside Community College
Secretary-General: Mr. Anthony Tu
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
The Right Honorable David Russell Lange, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Mr. Juan Alberto Cordero, Vice-Minister to the Presidency of Costa Rica, Head Delegate to the High Commissioner of Refugees

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The 39th Session - 1989

Hosted by: University of Washington
Secretary-General: Ms.Tamara Klindt
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Dr. Giovani Castigan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Washington
Dr. Don Heilman, Director, Department of English, University of Washington

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The 38th Session - 1988

Hosted by: University of Regina
Secretary-General: Mr. Brad Svorkdal
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
The Honorable Grant Devine, Premier of Saskatchewan
H.E. Stephan Lewis, Ambassador From Canada to the UN
General Vernon Walters, U.S. Ambassador to the UN

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The 37th Session - 1987

Hosted by: University of California, San Diego
Secretary-General: Mr. L. Mark Carrier
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Juergen Dedring, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN

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The 36th Session - 1986

Hosted by: MUNFW Alumni Association
Secretary-General: Mr. Steve Baker
Keynote Speaker: Mr. James O.C. Jonah, Assistant Secretary-General for Field Operational and External Support Activities, UN

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The 35th Session - 1985

Hosted by: California State University, Hayward
Secretary-General: Mr. Kenneth Sligar
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Michael Stopford, Department of Public Information, UN

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The 34th Session - 1984

Hosted by: Oregon State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Thomas Kipp
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Yassin Ayouty, Department of Public Information, UN

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The 33rd Session - 1983

Hosted by: University of Arizona
Secretary-General: Ms. Sue Bolton
Keynote Speaker: Rev. William McLinn, speaking as Mark Twain

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The 32nd Session - 1982

Hosted by: California State University, Long Beach
Secretary-General: Mr. Matthew Adams
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Phillips Louet, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of France to the UN

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The 31st Session - 1981

Hosted by: University of Oregon
Secretary-General: Mr. Randy Thompson
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Elliot Richardson, Chairman, UNA-USA
Ambassador B. Akporode Clark, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN
Ambassador David L Hepburn, Permanent Representative, Bahamas Permanent Mission to the UN

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The 30th Session - 1980

Hosted by: San Jose State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Richard R. Marovich
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Dr. Michael Boll, San Jose State University
Ambassador Anthony C. E. Quainton, Director of the Office for Combating Terrorism, U.S. Department of State

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The 29th Session - 1979

Hosted by: Occidental College
Secretary-General: Mr. David L Carmell
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Francis Lykins Dais, Publisher, Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Mr. Alfred Leroy Atherton, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Egypt

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The 28th Session - 1978

Hosted by: Seattle University
Secretary-General: Mr. Richard Morse
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Albert Pierce, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

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The 27th Session - 1977

Hosted by: San Diego State University
Secretary-General: Ms. Jan Slanczka
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. William B. Buffum, Under Secretary General for Political and General Assembly Affairs, UN
Dr. Minos Generales, Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University

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The 26th Session - 1976

Hosted by: University of California, Davis
Secretary-General: Mr. Ward A. Campbell
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Robert Rodes James, Principal Officer, Executive Offices of the Secretary General, UN
Mr. James Jonah, Principal Officer, Office of the Under Secretaries General for Special Political Affairs

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The 25th Session - 1975

Hosted by: California State University, Fullerton
Secretary-General: Ms. Cheri Peterson
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. John Richardson, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs
Dr. F.Y. Chal, Former Director of the Security Council and Political Committees Division,
Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN

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The 24th Session - 1974

Hosted by: Oregon State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Steve K. Lund
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Governor Tom McCall, State of Oregon
Dr. Yassin El-Ayouty, Department of Political Affairs and Decolonization, UN

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The 23rd Session - 1973

Hosted by: University of the Pacific
Secretary-General: Mr. Jack Coward
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Robert Rhodo Wames, Principal Officer of Executive Office of the Secretary-General, UN
Mr. Rudolf Peterson, Administrator of the UNDP

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The 22nd Session - 1972

Hosted by: Seattle University
Secretary-General: Mr. John Peterson
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Noel J. Brown, Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN

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The 21st Session - 1971

Hosted by: Occidental College
Secretary-General: Mr. Stan Mabbitt
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. William C. Powell, Organizing Consultant to the General Assembly
Mr. Jean-Jacques Graisse, Research and Development Officer, UN Development Program
Mr. Maximo-Leopold Zollner, Representative of France to the General Assembly
Mr. Wayne L. Kines, UN Center for Economic and Social Information
Mr. E.S. Reddy, Principal Secretary, Special Committee on Apartheid, UN

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The 20th Session - 1970

Hosted by: University of Oregon
Secretary-General: Mr. George Britton
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Lord Caradon, United Kingdom Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Ms. Angie Brooks, President of the General Assembly, 24th Session

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The 19th Session - 1969

Hosted by: Fresno State College
Secretary-General: Mr. Ian Walker
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Clinton A. Rehling, Assistant to the Administrator of the UN Development Program
Ms. Dorothea E. Woods, Social Development Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN

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The 18th Session - 1968

Hosted by: University of Arizona
Secretary-General: Mr. Ronald S. Barber
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Apollo K. Kironde, Director for African Problems, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN
Ms. Elizabeth Ann Brown, Director of Office of UN Political Affairs

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The 17th Session - 1967

Hosted by: Lewis and Clark College, Portland
Secretary-General: Mr. Charles Katungi 
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
The Honorable Jose Rolz-Bennett Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs, UN
Dr. John G. Stoessinger, Director, Political Affairs Division, UN

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The 16th Session - 1966

Hosted by: Stanford University
Secretary-General: Stanford University
Keynote Speaker: The Right Honorable Lord Caradon, Ambassador from the United Kingdom to the UN

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The 15th Session - 1965

Hosted by: Claremont Men’s College
Secretary-General: Mr. Steve Haselton
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Dr. Charles W. Yost, Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN
H.E. Chakravarthi Vijayaraghava Narasimha, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General, UN
Dr. Dorothy Collings, Office of Public Information, UN

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The 14th Session - 1964

Hosted by: Whitworth College, Spokane
Secretary-General: Mr. Robert Yearout
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Dr. William C. Powell, Chief of Information Centre Services, OPI
Mr. Raymond E. Lisle, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Dorothy Collings, Office of Public Information, UN

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The 13th Session - 1963

Hosted by: San Jose State College
Secretary-General: Mr. Samuel Obregon
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Jonathan Bingham, U.S. Ambassador to ECOSOC
H.E. Dr. Nokolai Fedorenko, Ambassador from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to the UN
Dr. Dorothy Collings, Office of Public Information, UN

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The 12th Session - 1962

Hosted by: San Diego State College
Secretary-General: Mr. Rodney Walker
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Mr. Joseph Sisco, Director, Office of UN Political and Security Affairs, U.S. Department of State
H.E. Chakravarthi Vijayaraghava Narasimha, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General, UN

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The 11th Session - 1961

Hosted by: University of Oregon
Secretary-General: Mr. Paul Ward
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
H.E. Fredrick Boland, President of General Assembly, 15th Session
Governor Mark Hatfield, State of Oregon
United States Senator Wayne Morse, State of Oregon

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The 10th Session - 1960

Hosted by: University of California, Berkeley
Secretaries-General: Mr Bernard Frelwald, Mr. D. Richard Artis
Keynote Speaker: Mr. George Cabot Lodge, Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs

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The 9th Session - 1959

Hosted by: University of Southern California
Secretary-General: Mr. George Young
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Sir Leslie Munro, President of General Assembly, 14th Session
H.E. Mohammadali Carim Chagla, Ambassador from India to the UN
U.S. Representative Charles Porter, State of Oregon

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The 8th Session - 1958

Hosted by: University of Washington
Secretary-General: Mr. Joe Schiebel
Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Taylor, Director, Far Eastern and Russian Institute, University of Washington

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The 7th Session - 1957

Hosted by: Stanford University
Secretary-General: Mr. Charles W. Reynolds
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests: 
Col. Irving Salomon, U.S. Ambassador to the UN
Dr. Tsiang Ting-Fu, Ambassador from China to the UN

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The 6th Session - 1956

Hosted by: Oregon State University
Secretary-General: Mr. George Papidoupolous
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Dr. Karlin Capper-Johnson, Professor of International Affairs, Lewis and Clark College
Mr. Frank Monk, President, Oregon World Affairs Council

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The 5th Session - 1955

Hosted by: San Francisco State University
Secretary-General: Mr. Chandler Meloy
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Jordan, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN

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The 4th Session - 1954

Hosted by: University of California, Los Angeles
Secretary-General:
Keynote Speaker and Honored Guests:
Mr. Paul Taylor, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Political and Security Affairs, UN
Mr. Cyrus Barnum, UN Consultant
Mr. Chet Huntley, NBC-TV
Mr. James Wordsworth, U.S. Ambassador to the UN
Dr. Sudjarwo Tjondronegoro, Acting Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN
Sir Leslie Munro, Ambassador from New Zealand to the UN

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The 3rd Session - 1953

Hosted by: University of California, Berkeley
Secretary-General: Mr. Ralph Phillips
Keynote Speaker: Mr. David Wainhouse, U.S. Ambassador to ECOSOC

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The 2nd Session - 1952

Hosted by: University of Southern California
Secretary-General: Mr. D. Jerome Harris
Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights; Former First Lady of the United States

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The 1st Session - 1951

Hosted by: Stanford University
Secretary-General: Mr. Alan H. Nichols
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ralph Bunche, Director, Divison of Trusteeship, UN; 1950 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 

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