A Letter from the Secretary-General

Dear Model UNers and potential CIAC delegates,

I want to extend a warm invitation to the seventh iteration of the Cornell International Affairs Conference (CIAC). My name is Alex Maisel, and I am serving as the Secretary-General for this year’s conference. CIAC VII will be held on Cornell’s gorgeous campus in Ithaca, NY from November 3-6, 2016. Our Secretariat has been working tirelessly since last fall’s conference to improve upon what was already the largest and most exciting CIAC to date!

If you’re a veteran CIACer, we are incredibly excited to see you in Ithaca once again! Our Secretariat greatly appreciates your feedback from this past year, and we are planning to bring back countless features of the conference, while also updating aspects to make the weekend even better. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you might have.

For all first-time CIACers just looking to get your feet wet (I promise I’m done with the kayak jokes), welcome! This conference has undergone countless improvements and changes that will propel CIAC VII to be the best experience we can offer. Our daises and staff are highly experienced in providing stimulating crises and an engaging level of debate, amounting to what will undoubtedly be an amazing weekend. The passion and enthusiasm that we at Cornell bring to this conference is difficult to fathom without experiencing it for yourself, so I urge you to put CIAC on your calendars and to get ready for an unforgettable Model UN experience.

If you’re interested in attending CIAC, you can register right here on our site by clicking “Registration” and filling out the form that follows. And of course, should you have any questions about CIAC, Cornell, or how terribly my fantasy football team did this season, don’t hesitate to reach out!


See you in November!

Alex Maisel


sg@ciaconline.org | 917-880-8105