2016 Media's Influence: Opinions, Activism, & Outcomes


The 2016 UNIS-UN conference will focus on Media’s Influence: Opinions, Activism, and Outcomes. Media has a tremendous impact on global politics and societal issues, especially in today’s technologically driven and rapidly evolving world. Students from thirty different countries will explore media related topics such as propaganda, social reform, activism, political unrest, and the ways in which media shapes statistics and trends. We will investigate social media as a source of change and as a platform for propaganda. Social media enables businesses to advertise their products in an inexpensive and effective manner, allowing companies to enhance brand image. Social media has inspired mass movements in many countries, as well. Traditional forms of media such as television, newspapers, and magazines also have a major influence on our international relations. Traditional media offers an alternative and fascinating perspective on many issues. Nevertheless, it is important to question how this form of media has been forced to adapt to our technologically advanced generation. How has traditional media changed in the last twenty years and will it survive in the future?

Working Paper 2016

Visiting Schools

Belgium European School Mol, European School of Brussels 3
Bermuda Bermuda High School, Warwick Academy
Chile Santiago College
China The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, No.1 Senior High School of Pu'er City
El Salvador Academia Británica Cuscatleca
Finland Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia NOVA International Schools
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School, AKG Bensheim, Nelson Mandela School / State International School Berlin, Phorms Gymnasium Berlin (Mitte und Süd)
India The Cathedral & John Connon School
Japan Yamate Gakuin High School, Joho High School, Yokohama Higashi High School, Yokohama Syogyo High School
Norway Oslo katedralskole
Peru Colegio Roosevelt - The American School of Lima
Puerto Rico Nuestra Escuela, Caribbean School
Spain Frederic Mistral Tècnic Eulàlia, Sek Alborán
USA French American International School, UWC-USA, RAZI School, Harlem Village Academies, Weston High School, Richard Montgomery High School, Newark Collegiate Academy, Cardinal Spellman High School, Matènwa Community Learning Center, Brooklyn Friends School, The Packer Collegiate Institute, Martin Luther School, Community School of Naples
United Kingdom Mulberry School for Girls