FHSMUN Radio | FHSMUN 42 – All Episodes


Season Announcement

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FHSMUN Radio is more than just a podcast.

It’s a conversational space created by Florida’s premier Model UN organization to
cultivate a global consciousness for our students from the state of Florida & beyond.

In their preparations for the FHSMUN Family of Conferences, our students, advisors,
and staff become a part of our conversations, which are grounded in the topics &
committees we select each year for our conferences.

This foundational programming is augmented by additional shows that include
academic panels, advice for delegates from our senior staff members, and
conversations with the volunteers who make FHSMUN possible.

The current season of FHSMUN Radio will begin publishing in September 2020.


Episode 1: Announcing Theme, Committees, & Topics for FHSMUN 42

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Every year the Director of Academics works closely with the Executive Director and the Secretary-General to develop a comprehensive conference theme. This theme becomes our guiding principle as we select committees and topics to be used for our Family of Conferences.

Join Executive Director Brian Sutliff and Director of Academics Bryce Tapp as they discuss this selection process and announce, for the first time on FHSMUN Radio, FHSMUN 42’s theme, committees, & topics.


Episode 2: FHSMUN 42 United Nations Security Council

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No two topics engage the broad mandate of the Security Council quite like Yemen and Colombia. Yemen is an ongoing humanitarian, security, and public health emergency; Colombia is a prescient example of ongoing peacebuilding initiatives undertaken by the United Nations system.


Episode 3: African Union: Peace & Security Council

to grapple with this legacy and the unique challenges posed in these situations, FHSMUN will be welcoming the African Union Peace & Security Council as a committee for FHSMUN 42.


Episode 4: World Health Organization

Merin Thomas, Undersecretary-General of FHSMUN 42 and student of the Dr. Kiran C Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, joins FHSMUN Radio for an in-depth discussion about the challenges facing the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also discusses the ways in which Member States must continue multilateral action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, other communicable diseases, and the medical science behind many of these diseases.

Remember to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet, cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, disinfect commonly touched services, cover your mouth and nose when you cough and/or sneeze, and monitor your physical and mental health daily.


Episode 5: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Rakhine State and the Syrian Refugee Crisis are among the most daunting challenges posed to the UNHCR today. While both topics possess critical security aspects, delegates are challenged to address the humanitarian needs present in these topics.


Episode 6: Organization of American States

After a month’s break, FHSMUN Radio is back with new programming starting with the Organization of American States! As societies and governments continue to reflect the needs of their citizens more, so too can the manner in which elections are held and public security is conducted change. As delegates grapple with the questions, and problems, posed by these OAS topics, it’s important for delegates to continue asking, “what does a representative, more just society look like?”


Episode 7: UNHCR COVID-19 Academic Panel

FHSMUN Radio is happy to present an exclusive, FHSMUN Academic Panel on COVID-19 in displaced populations. This academic panel was previously recorded over the summer and is fictional.