Mr. Tim Kelley
Head of International School of Stuttgart
Speaker at the Opening Ceremony
"Welcome to the Model United Nations at the International School of Stuttgart. We have been a leading host of MUN for over 15 years and are excited to host yet again. Our MUN community believes that informed and respectful debate is the key to a future of leadership and stewardship not only of our society, but the health of our planet. This is why this year’s theme “Peace Justice, and Strong Institutions” works so well with our day to day expectations. Protection from violence, exploitation and equitable distribution of resources are no longer just a theory. Leadership now faces a credibility challenge that requires a genuine understanding of fact and reality. More and more the most important resource required for sustainable solutions is knowledge. Working in the MUN environment more than ever before requires a serious sense of purpose that eschews bombast or hyperbole and gets to effective collaboration based on fact and measurable reality. I look forward to watching everyone’s work, comfortable in the notion that this years MUNISS will address solutions and attitudes in ways that world leaders should see. It is your world and your weekend. I wish you the best in your arguments, your resolutions, and your modeling of collaborative interaction based on respect for each other and the world in which we live."
- Mr. Tim Kelley, https://www.issev.de/
Mr. Gregory D. Thome
Senior Foreign Service Officer (retired) - U.S. Department of State
Speaker at the Opening Ceremony and individual Workshop
Mr. Thome will discuss his work for UNESCO, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and other UN regulatory and humanitarian bodies.
"Thirty-two year record of success in bilateral diplomacy, international negotiations and senior management, including as head of mission at a U.S. Embassy. Led U.S. delegations to numerous UN or UN-affiliated decision-making bodies. Deeply committed to multilateralism and to the mandate and mission of the United Nations. Consensus builder, problem solver, effective communicator."
- Gregory D. Thome (taken from CV)
Mr. Rainer Wieland MdEP
Vice President of the European Parliament
Speaker at the Closing Ceremony
"Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am Rainer Wieland and a Member of the European Parliament since 1997. My area of responsibility covers the Stuttgart Regional District. (Capital Stuttgart, Hohenlohekreis, Böblingen, Esslingen, Göppingen, Heidenheim, Heilbronn, Ludwigsburg, Schwäbisch Hall, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Ostalbkreis, Rems-Murr-Kreis). I am Vice-President of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Baden-Württemberg State Group of CDU Members. Thank you for your interest in my work. Questions, suggestions or criticism? Then feel free to contact me!"
- Rainer Wieland MdEP, https://www.mdep.de/ (Unoffical Translation from German)
Mrs. Sandra Boser MdL
Staatssekretärin Kultursministerium Baden-Württemberg
Speaker during an individual workshop about education issues in the 21st century and the role of technology, including ChatGPT
"Sandra Boser's central concern is that our education system encourages and strengthens children and young people. It is not the background that determines success, but the individual abilities of young people. She advocates for a fair education system from early support in crèches and kindergartens through the entire school period to entry into the profession. Regardless of whether training, study or profession. Everyone should be successful with the talents in their later professional life. Sandra Boser consistently pursues this goal in her political work."
- Sandra Boser MdL, https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/regierung/mitglieder-der-landesregierung/sandra-boser (Unofficial translation from German)