USD's WorldLink to Host the 36th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference

Over 350 middle and high school students will participate in the 36th SD JMUN Conference

On Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, the WorldLink Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) will host the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations’ 36th Annual Conference – the oldest JMUN Conference west of the Mississippi River.

At this student-run, two-day event, 6th through 9th graders will represent various countries in an educational simulation of the committees that make up the United Nations, and debate on a wide range of policy topics, including climate change, arms trading and global access to medical treatment. With support from the WorldLink Program, the San Diego Regional JMUN Conference will host over 350 students representing nine schools throughout San Diego County. Student leaders from Scripps Ranch High School and Patrick Henry High School serve as primary organizers.

For more information, please contact Maurey Williams, Scripps Ranch High School JMUN Adviser, at or go to; or contact Debbie Martinez, WorldLink Program Officer, at or go to

WHAT: The 36th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja Mexico to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.