Today is important. But what about tomorrow? I mean, if we live the present without apprehending the future, how are we supposed to create a legacy? How are we supposed to make history? How can we leave a trace?

In a world of corruption and violence, as dictatorships persist and bloody rivers circulate among us, a touch of hope makes it all better.

The Lebanese American University offers students from all over the world, studying there, to be part of the change. LAU students in both, Beirut and Byblos bring the United Nations culture of global awareness, conflict resolution, research and interpretation skills, public speaking and role-playing, caucusing and resolution writing, among others, to the Lebanese High Schools and Middle Schools.

The Global Classroom Lebanese American University Model United Nations (GC LAU MUN) includes foreign students who strive to see a brighter Lebanon, a peaceful Arab region, and, by far, a more compassionate and welcoming world.

There are five training sessions:

• Session 1 – Introduction to the UN and the MUN
• Session 2 – Flow of Debate/ Rules of Procedure
• Session 3 – Negotiation Skills and Conflict Resolution
• Session 4 – Research and Interpretation / Background Guides / Position Paper
• Session 5 – Caucusing and Resolution Writing / Mock Simulation

LAU teaches students, through this program, not only to become leaders, but to create other leaders instead of creating followers. In this program, we believe in diplomacy and democracy, therefore we avoid doing the same mistakes that our previous dictators did or are doing. Instead, we learn and teach to inspire. We teach others to believe in the power of the youth.

MUN is not just an activity. It is not even a program. MUN is what enlightens our dark days. It is what keeps us going no matter how many people tell us to just follow.

We have seen defeat. We have lived failure. We bled to death. And we lost everything. MUN is our chance, us, the youth, Arabs more specifically, to rebuild what was broken.