A Letter from the Secretary-General

Greetings delegates,

On behalf of the entire Secretariat, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Cornell International Affairs Conference. Now in its eighth year, CIAC is ranked as the 6th best collegiate conference by Best Delegate. Each year, we strive to make the experience better than the previous one. Currently, we are hard at work planning compelling committee topics and fun-filled social events that emphasize the best aspects of the MUN experience.

Whether you’ve attended CIAC in the past or are considering joining us for the first time, the weekend promises to be one to remember. This year we’re excited to introduce a broader and more diverse range of committees that will allow both veteran MUNers and those new to the conference experience to grow as delegates and to build a network of worldly and driven students.

As we face an increasingly connected world, international understanding and collaboration remains crucial to finding solutions to global issues. In developing topics for committees, we seek to draw on history, present conditions, and predictions for the future to bring to life pressing concerns. It is my personal hope that after four days of discussion, negotiation, compromise, and ultimate resolution, each and every one of our delegates returns home with a more nuanced understanding of these issues and a fueled passion to lead in resolving them.

As you consider joining us for CIAC VIII and start planning your trip to Cornell, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other member of the Secretariat with any questions.  We hope to see you in Ithaca this fall for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic weekend!


Best Regards,

Abigail Cutler


sg@ciaconline.org | 301-312-3408