Bard Model United Nations

BardMUNC is a Model UN conference in the Hudson Valley for high school students, which features cutting-edge committees, an internationally award-winning Secretariat, and an intense focus on individual enrichment.
BardMUNC is run by the Bard Model United Nations Initiative (BMUNI), the outreach branch of the College’s competitive Model UN team. Founded from the belief that Model UN empowers students to develop knowledgeable opinions on political affairs, speak powerfully, and gain confidence in themselves, BMUNI partners Bard College students with high school students and faculty to assist in the establishment, development, organization, and education of Model United Nations (MUN) teams in the Hudson Valley region.
What We Do

What We Do

High school students meet with BMUNI team members on a regular basis to learn how to write policy papers, research and discuss international current affairs, and become confident public speakers. MUN teams attend conferences and engage in an expansive discourse with hundreds of other schools, drafting resolutions to solve the world’s most pressing international crises.

BMUNI works closely with students at Red Hook High School and Germantown High School,  and strives to provide support for a multitude of MUN teams in the region. If your school is new to Model UN and you would like one of our trainers to assist you prior to the Model UN conference, please contact Jason Toney at

Friends of BardMUNC 

Running a Model UN conference is both cost and time-intensive. We thoroughly thank these local businesses and organizations for providing us with funding, in-kind donations, and their time. 
  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • Trustee Leader Scholar Program
  • Red Hook Rotary Club
  • Taste Budds Cafe
  • Santa Fe Uptown