USD Hosts WorldLink Model UN Conference

On Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, the WorldLink Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) will host the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations’ 37th 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 nuclear proliferation, the protection of migrants and refugees, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. With support from the WorldLink program, the San Diego Regional JMUN Conference will host over 350 students representing eleven 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 visit; or contact Debbie Martinez, WorldLink program officer, at or visit

WHAT: The 37th 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 21, and Thursday, May 22
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 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 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university'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's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan 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.