We strongly believe that multilateral diplomacy, going through the bodies of the only supranational organization that brings every nation to the table, is the only way to solve the world’s most pressing issues in a sustainable way. While acknowledging all legitimate criticisms aimed at the UN, we want to highlight and promote the positive effects it had and will continue to have on mankind.
Tolerance for diverging opinions, respectful and constructive interaction and the acknowledgement of the universal human rights are the fundamental principles of the United Nations. Not only do we share these values here at Zeppelin University, we also want to convey them to participants of LakeMUN - the diplomats of tomorrow.
It is furthermore our mission to broaden the students’ understanding of political structures and international relations. At LakeMUN, students are made aware of problems with international importance. This is achieved through insight from professional diplomats and politicians, professional workshops and of course the debates within the committees and councils.
Another ambition of ours is to make students assess controversial issues from a novel perspective as they might be required to uphold a policy that is not necessarily in line with their personal views.
All those points combined make us believe that LakeMUN can play a decisive role in political education.
Because politics matters!
From left to right: Nikolas Schäfer, Laurenz Braamlage, Max Drummond, Neele Abt, Konstantin Wandel, Larissa Greul, Paul Wolf, Melanie Weiser
Laurenz Bramlage - Conference Manager
Laurenz is in his third year at Zeppelin University. Originally from Düsseldorf, he came to southern Germany to pursue a degree in Sociology, Economics and Politics with a focus on politics.
At Zeppelin University, he discovered his passion for Model United Nation Conferences when he went with Zeppelin MUN to Harvard WorldMUN 2019. Since then, he has participated and chaired in several conferences. In October 2019, he was chair of the Special Politics and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) at LakeMUN 2019.
Apart from MUNs he is keen on cooking. His other hobbies include reading, sports and painting.
Neele Abt - Secretary General
Neele just entered her third year at Zeppelin University, studying Politics, Administration and International Relations. She will be the Secretary-General of this year’s online edition of LakeMUN. Neele has been involved in MUNs for a little over three years now, starting when she first chaired the Security Council at LakeMUN 2017. Since then, as a member of the Zeppelin MUN Society, she has participated in several MUN conferences all over Europe, yet LakeMUN remains her favorite.
Besides her studies you will find her in the alps skiing, taking any given opportunity to travel with friends and family or preparing for upcoming conferences.
Neele is looking forward to getting to know more passionate MUNers and is keen on hearing great ideas and speeches in all three online committees.