For all those who cannot take part, the opening ceremony of the 12th Harvard University World Model United Nations Conference (23 March, 6 p.m.) will be relayed live on the Internet:
The conference takes place from 23 to 27 March at the University of Heidelberg and begins on Sunday, 23 March with a ceremony in the Great Hall of the New University. There will be speeches of welcome to the approx. 1,000 international students taking part from the Rector of the University of Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, the finance minister of Baden-Württemberg, Gerhard Stratthaus, and the Mayor of Heidelberg, Beate Weber. After brief introductory remarks by the director of the BASF Sustainability Center, Dr. Lothar Meinzer, and Wolfgang Stöckl from the staff of the Federal Foreign Ministry, the Chairman of the Standing Conference of the Rectors of the German Higher-Education Institutions, Prof. Dr. Klaus Landfried, will deliver the opening address.
For more information on the conference and the programme of events go to www.worldmun.uni-hd.de (Heidelberg) or www.worldmun.net (Harvard).
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