UN Buffer Zone, Cyprus 2015

January 1, 2018

Exploration and Momentum.
As we being the new year of 2018 and look forward to the upcoming field study in Poland and Romania we take a moment to reflect over the Summer 2017 field study to Israel and the Palestinian territories.  Delegates began the Middle East field study in Jerusalem.  From there the delegation traveled to Ramallah, Hebron, Bethlehem, Rawabi, and two distinct refugee camps within the West Bank in Ramallah in particular.  Delegates visited the Golan Heights and spent time in Umm al-fahm, Nazareth, Tiberius, Nazareth Illit, Tel Aviv, Jaffa as well as the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.  Delegates became correspondents and met with top journalists, experts in foreign policy, UN peacekeepers, members of the Knesset as well as the Palestinian Authority, NGO's and civil society groups.  However, much time was spent in interviews with Israelis, Palestinians, Syrian Druze, Israeli Druze, Tel Aviv and Jaffa residents, as well as ultra orthodox hasidic jews, and ultra orthodox settlers at large, Israeli soliders, Palestinian-Christians, youth from all backgrounds, as well as Israeli-Arabs.  The delegate-correspondents particularly found interesting the experience of reviewing and walking through checkpoint 300, as well as Qualandiya.  Thank you for sharing your personal life story with our delegates, it has changed the way we see the world.  LCM delegates will present their findings in late Spring 2018.

We hold deep gratitude to all those who worked on the internal debate conferences; LCM would not be able to host 4 conferences per year if it were not for the incredible momentum delegates put forth and take part in.   An extraordinarily fun project has been the day-long debates held exclusively for our middle school delegates, led by our high school delegates; many whom have an interest in teaching, psychology or education policy.

Human Potential
All humans today face unprecedented change in their future world. At LCM we believe that the changing landscape presents an opportunity to think about the creative human potential in a new and distinct way.  It follows that we have been watching and listening to the input of our current League delegates, as they have created innovative opportunities and new ways of thinking for themselves.  Delegates learn how to think through examining comparative systems of justice, diplomacy, humanities, geopolitics, philosophy, and respective context in history. Through this journey of social and intellectual growth taken by each delegate, an ethical, transformative, and socially nourishing environment continues to evolve.  The foundational platform from which new endeavors and ideas become a reality begin with a delegate's motivation to care, empathize, and obtain results that go on to act as catalysts of social transformation.  The path to reach our greatest human potential requires an environment where creativity, imagination, and a high work ethic coincide.  It is in this particular learning environment that League delegates navigate through to propel forward, and evolve as humans for common good.

Thank you to the League community for caring as much as you do.  


The League Directors

Catarina Williams     &   Simon Olavarria 
Executive Director         Educational Director 

The delegates pictured in the videos on this website are internal LCM year-round delegates, the majority of which have 3 to 7 years of consecutive year-round experience in the League.  The featured delegates all began without any experience, and gained knowledge and experience throughout the years in LCM.

The League is currently accepting applications for the League year-round program 2018-19. Please email directors@Lcmmun.org to request an application packet and to learn more about the program offerings.  The League is currently enrolling campers for Summer 2018.

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You cannot expect to solve a problem with the same mindset that created it.

~ Albert Einstein