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1651 days after the submission of the first line of code of iPlacard, the fully-functional Model United Nations Conference Management software by IMUNC is now publicly available. For now on, anyone hosting a MUN conference with less than 150 participants can visit http://iplacard.com to download and install the source code and use it freely by the license. For those hosting a conference with more than 150 participants, a special license is required from IMUNC.

For the past 4 years and 6 months, iPlacard has been doing exactly the same as the IMUNC Board predicted after IMUNC 2013 – leading the innovation of MUN management. Functions had been added to the system, stretching from a basic management system in version 1.0 and 2.0, to today fully-integrated architecture with iDocument, Info Flow, NFC, etc. The application procedure has been extended from the original IMUNC custom flow of Interview-Choose-Pay to fully customizable policy in interview and seat assigning. The conference experience was greatly improved by these enhancements. Today, Excel is rare in IMUNC as everything with conference management can be done in iPlacard.

While developing iPlacard, we thought about how it can better benefit the MUN community. That’s why we decided to make it publicly available. In the past 5 years, 5000 delegates had the opportunity use the delegate interface of iPlacard. That’s only one sixth of what iPlacard is capable of. Today, we open up the rest five sixth that includes the administration interface. We hope this will help small organizer managing their conference and bring progress to the MUN community.

IMUNC today announces its brand new iSeminar project. As another “i” product that builds the core competitiveness of IMUNC after iCourt, iAchievement, iPlacard and iNformation, iSeminar will be a IMUNC’s latest attempt in online education field. It will integrate current IMUNC non-conference educational resources – Academic Dessert, Academic Salon, and the iXplore program Academic Pioneer to provide the delegates with more systematic and superior online education resources.

IMUNC’s Academic Dessert was created in 2011. Since then, it has attracted thousands of Academic Directors and delegates to participate in it as speakers and audiences. inspiring clashes of idea among the diversity of thoughts and knowledge. On the evenings during our annual conferences, speakers and audiences gather for deep discussion and deliberation on various academic topics. Distinguished from other Model UN events, IMUNC spares the evenings of the annual conferences for Academic Desserts to assist delegates to acquire knowledge beyond their own committees with streamlined courses, and furthermore, to establish an equal and efficient knowledge exchange platform.

On the other hand, since March 2015, Academic Directors from different divisions, different fields and different backgrounds have already brought 50 Academic Salons to participants of Model. Through online communication systems, the speakers have cultivated delegates’ academic spirits through illustration and group discussion on the hot issues in various fields. They have also expanded learning outside the conference rooms and brought about ideas to our delegates on how to put what they have learned in practice. In 2016, IMUNC will launch a customized salon project. It will break physical limitations and connect Academic Directors and delegates. It will also construct a more convenient platform for academic communication for all.

Academic Pioneer is the iXplore program that IMUNC has been researching on and exploring. In a period of 10 weeks, our Academic Directors, with their rich experiences and professional academic backgrounds, will be the lecturers guiding the discussion and providing analyses on specific hotspot issues of world politics, economics, law and philosophy, through online systems. Different from independent Academic Salons and Academic Desserts, a ten-week academic research cycle will enhance delegates’ understanding of professional academic concepts, and apply them in real-life problem solving. Through Academic Pioneer, not only can all participants gain a deeper understanding of cutting-edge academic theories, but they can also enjoy the academic research like undergraduate or even graduate students.

iSeminar represents our first step towards online education. We will keep devoting ourselves to bringing all delegates the best academic knowledge.

Since its inception in June 2015, over one hundred pieces of news and editorials have been published on iNformation, attracting over 10,000 views. The iNformation media website, imunc.info, went online in October 2015, marking its maturation. Now, let us go back to where we started, and think again about our vision for iNformation.

The world is flat today. Every one of us could get the latest information instantly through newspapers, television, and the Internet. However, we have discovered that most Chinese language media focus on the world they have contact with and offer relevant international news that are of concern to their readers. Our delegates only read news that are about events we, or our country, participate in, but forget about information in Africa, the South Pacific, Liechtenstein, and other parts of the world that are essential for world citizens. The topics of these information range from climate, poverty, to war and conflict. To become a qualified participant of Model UN and a citizen with horizon and vision, our delegates must possess these wisdoms.

At IMUNC, we believe that providing our delegates with a steady flow of world news and editorials in Chinese will help us to reach our goal. When our delegates climb through the well of the “known world” and see the big picture, a revitalization of their views of the world will begin to unfold.

Based on this ideal, iNformation in IMUNC 2016 will, in the following weeks, transform itself to a news platform that offers world news and unique opinions in Chinese. We will gradually expand its coverage, edit and publish less-visited issues including the latest dynamics of world politics, economics, foreign affairs, and law, and extend our vision to the forgotten corners of the world. We will also update our media website, imunc.info, and provide a smoother and more relevant reading experience.

I Model United Nations (IMUNC) has announced today a major update to its Logo.

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The new Logo introduced significant changes. Among these changes, the switch from six hands to five hands holding together was the most notable one. This shift was made to meet IMUNC’s organizational restructuring as the old six-hand represented the initial six committees during IMUNC’s establishment and the new five-hand the current five divisions of IMUNC – Crisis Division, Innovation Division, Law Division, the Secretariat and IT Department. The six-to-five switch marks the continuous growing up of IMUNC.

This key change, after IMUNC became the biggest independent Model United Nations conference in China, will lead all members of IMUNC to adhere IMUNC’s idea of never perfect and start pushing forward towards the upcoming journey, said the Chairman of the Board of Directors & President of IMUNC.

The new Logo will replace the current one after IMUNC 2016 Eastern Regional Conference.

IMUNC is an independent, student-founded, student-run, not-for-profit Model United Nations conference. Founded in 2008, IMUNC has held nine major national conferences and 15 regional conferences, and has become one of the most recognized MUN conferences in China. It designs premium Model United Nations, Mock Trial, Strategic Simulation and other simulation-based activities.

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各位亲爱的代表,法学爱好者和法律信仰者:

很高兴能与诸位在爱梦相会!在这段不算短暂的日子里,大家缘聚于此,交换对法律的不同认识,在言辞的交锋、思想的碰撞中,相信大家已不再是初入法学殿堂那样懵懂困惑,初步感受到了法学的魅力,法律在各位心中亦有了不一样的地位。

法学被称为治世之学,兼有定分止争之术、经世致用之学、治国安邦之道,所研究的本来便不能仅仅是有限的法律文本本身,而是触及到自然、社会的各个方面,仰观宇宙之大,俯察市井巨细,一啄一饮,体味着人生百态,追寻着灵魂归宿。面对这毛茸茸的生活,法律人需要形成一种与众不同的思维方式——法学思维,以理性思维丈量天下,以权利义务、权力责任为主线评判行为,以近乎苛刻的态度对待变革,深入社会寻求衡平之术。

在爱梦法学分支的各委员会里,我们模拟立法、司法程序,这里没有对错,只有思索:何为公平正义。当一次立法可以改变一群人的命运,当一场审判将决定一个人的生死时,我们才能在矛盾中理解,为什么“正义不仅应当实现,而且要以人们看得见的方式实现”。

最后,希望诸位能尽情追逐梦想,Do Better Than Best,愉快地享受这段会期,因为一个诉讼案件的判决结果很可能取决于各位主审法官早餐吃得好坏。

华东政法大学青年法学研究会第十六届会长 程明博

2014年6月

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各位代表:

翻开这封欢迎信之前,想必诸位早已对法律有了自己的认识。不论你视之为国家政权的阶级意志的体现,或者认为法律不过是某种协议或由人的一致同意所决定的共同规划,现在,你都要用自己的行动去丈量自己的答案。

法学分支(Law Division),拥有与常规会议不同的魅力。“罗马曾三次征服世界,第一次用军队,第二次以宗教,第三次以法律,唯有第三次是和平的,不流血的。”用法律来作为与世界对话的语言,是否能够真正不“战”而屈人之兵,我们不得而知。但我们依然可以相信,法是善良和正义的艺术,而正义和善良永远不会缺席,只会迟到,对个人如此,对团体如此,对国家如此,对世界亦如此。

在模拟全国人大法制工作委员会内部立法研讨会,在模拟美国联邦最高法院,在模拟国际法庭,我们恪守理性与思辨,我们坚持怀疑与审慎,我们不气馁,有召唤,我们尊重生命,我们向往自由,我们渴望许这世界以公正。

一份文书、一场庭辩、一次合议,所产生的影响或许只及于一群虚拟的人物,但谁又能确信这不是小小蝴蝶的振翼,并最终引领出一群“挥法律之利剑,持正义之天平”的法律勇士呢?

期待。

中国政法大学准律师协会第二十届副会长 胡杨

2014年6月

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六年来,我们追梦的脚步从未停止。这是我们与爱梦的故事,相信你与梦想的故事一定更加精彩!第七年,我们希望有你与我们一起执笔写下梦想的新篇章。在爱梦时间轴的留言板中写下你的经历,告诉世界,你和梦想的故事!

立即访问:http://story.imunc.com/

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亲爱的代表们,

我是韩岳昕,IMUNC创始人和组织团队主席。请允许我代表整个组织团队,欢迎诸位来到IMUNC。

当你登上前往北京的火车、再次打开IMUNC的背景文件、开始处理你的第一个“危机”、在Info Flow上读到关于你的新闻、或者递交第一份议案时,我不知道你是否会回望那条把你带到IMUNC的路。对我来说,走上那条路纯属偶然。若不是六年以前一位同学偶然的食物中毒,我便没有机会以替补身份进入模联。若不是因为禽流感的偶然爆发,IMUNC便不至于临时更改主办学校、而同时获得了自己的学术自主权。你今天看到的IMUNC,可谓是一系列机缘巧合的结果。

然而,指望机缘巧合管得了一时,管不了一世。我们所在的时代给了我们机遇,我们用自己的决心和天分抓住了他们。如果没有IMUNC六十余位学术指导和组织团队成员的共同努力,便不会有你今天看到的会议。八十万字的背景文件、上万封邮件、几千通电话-这些不是机缘巧合,而是一群人的执着和坚持。有了这群人,我对IMUNC的未来坚信不疑。

我们很早就意识到,IMUNC存在的意义,不在于成为最好的模拟联合国会议,而是为了帮助你成为最好的自己。我们中的绝大多数人不会成为政客、外交官;然而,你能从会议中带走的东西,远远超过了一些学术概念。如果你在危机联动中学会了如何在极大的压力下仍然勇于承担责任、头脑清醒的作出判断,在法庭中学会了系统、逻辑地思考困扰人类的难题,在联合国会议中学到如何抽丝剥茧、处理复杂的人际关系,那么你的IMUNC之旅就不会没有意义。

记住,IMUNC成功的钥匙,在你们手中。你可以决定属于你的会议体验是什么。如果你有开始一个伟大梦想的决心,我们愿意帮你实现它。

今年的会议主题是“未选择的路”。人生中的路,有千千万万条。踌躇是不可避免的-我们中,谁能肯定自己选择了最正确的那条道路?六年以前,我、我们选择了那条人迹稀少的道路。然而决定这条道路通往何方的,是我们自己的足迹。开弓没有回头箭。我们何必执着于那些未选择的路?当我们做出了自己的选择,就坚信自己在走的这条路吧!这一路必然又荆棘-那么就请学会如何与环境抗争、或是如何跨过障碍。这一路必然有坎坷-那么就请坚定自己的决心。因为,如果你为自己定了一个高的离谱的目标,即使失败了,你的失败也在他人成功之上。

我期待着你能获得一次无与伦比的体验。

韩岳昕
IMUNC创始人
密歇根大学 史蒂芬罗斯商学院 15’
于Ann Arbor