Joy as a Form of Resistance

"Can we, as IR scholars, see the moments and events in which the international relations about which we theorize are about fun and being alive?" (Penttinen, 2013).

When we think of wars and conflicts, we often focus only on pain and suffering, when, at those same moments, there is also compassion, resilience, cleverness and moments of fraternity (Penttinen, 2013). Challenging the power dynamics becomes possible when we fight against its results, such as loneliness, misery and hopelessness. When we bring unity, joy and friendship, we begin to combat these patterns and give the necessary attention to well-being and mental health. Bringing positive psychology to our core means studying and understanding how societies and individuals thrive, and how we can enhance people's happiness and well-being. This can be done through goal-oriented studies, instead of problem-oriented ones.

Social Sciences and International Relations generally assume that a person called "somebody else" will fix the world's problems (Penttinen, 2013), they expect someone to be the protagonist of this paradigm shift.

What if we are the ones the world is waiting for?

July

24th - 28th

2019

Aliança Francesa

Brasília, DF

What is a MUN?

Model of United Nations

Participate!

How to apply?
Why apply to AMUN?
  • First Model of the United Nations in Latin America

  • Possibility of practicing English in debates

  • Committees in Portuguese and English

  • Opportunity to know Brasilia

ALIANÇA FRANCESA
Brasília

Besides being beautiful, Brasilia is a planned city, which allows a different experience for visitors. Our venue this year is in the Pilot Plan, more specifically in the South W3, our choice to provide more tranquility and comfort in the comings and goings of the event.

EVENT
OF
EXCELLENCE

AMUN is well known for having a team that does go to great lengths to make the delegates have fun and take advantage of the model and Brasília to the fullest.

ACADEMIC
QUALITY

The project is marked by its academic rigor, evidenced by the fact that, for each edition since 2004, an English-language ISBN book is published annually by AMUN. In that book, academic articles are collected on the topics of each of the simulated committees.

21st AMUN

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Deadlines
March 31st
Country Matrix Release
April 1st
Opening of Applications
April 15th
Opening of Registrations Form B
May 3rd
FEE Exemption Deadline
July 24th
AMUN First Day
OFFICE HOURS

Monday until Friday, 09h - 19h.

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU

Come and participate in the UN simulation.

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OUR VALUES
  • Integrated

  • Transparent

  • Joyful

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IREL - Instituto de Relações Internacionais, UnB

Brasília/DF

CEP: 70910-900

 

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