Shenzhen, an emerging city

Picture by: http://www.istitutomarangoni.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/xShenzhen-1600x900.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2repL3QcCQ.jpg Nowadays, more than ten million people live in Shenzhen, a growing city  on the Pearl Delta in Southern China. Its incredible evolution in the past few years is a great example of how quickly cities around the world can develop and emerge to the global stage. Just a few decades ago, in the 1970s, its inhabitants numbered just over 30 thousand. They now number in the mil ...

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ILYMUN 2018 Training day

To ensure better cohesion and boost ILYMUN’s standards, the organizing team, admins, chairs and delegates gathered together for an official training day at the International School of Lyon, on November 11th, 2017. On November 11th, the International School of Lyon hosted a training day for all members of the organizing team, as well as for a number of delegates from Lyon. The aim was to simulate the official ILYMUN conference, so as to ensure everything ran smoothly and efficiently by ...

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The Ilymun Action Assembly is recruiting!

  The Action Assembly has officially returned for ILYMUN 2018, with brand-new, creative, ideas for outstanding projects. This assembly welcomes all collaborative innovators like yourself, that are dedicated to making a difference. Within this assembly, there will be particular committees debating various issues; since each delegate within a committee represents him or herself, each delegate is able to express and recommend their personal opinions and arguments upon a ‘motion’. Keep in mind, ...

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CHALLENGES OF A GLOBAL CITY: Dealing with environmental issues

Helwan Felappi and Estelle Tromeur, photos by Emilie Lapillonne Global cities are the very symbols of global economic growth and international connections. They bring together millions of people in restricted zones of the globe and concentrate massive amounts of technologies, industries and other various facilities. Consequently, however, they require immoderate amounts of natural resources and have become major polluting factors that cause substantial deterioration. As concern for environm ...

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Protecting Cities: The battle against terrorism

Helwan Felappi and Estelle Tromeur   Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Over the next 30 years, that figure will likely increase to 66 percent. As cities grow demographically, ensuring their security becomes more of a challenge and yet a significant priority. Faced with the criminal terrorist attacks by which many have been targeted, legislative, judicial, and executive branches of both national and international governments have been adapted and mobilized. ...

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London, a Global City

Helwan Felappi and Estelle Tromeur The theory around the very definition of a global city can seem quite complex and virtual, when in fact such a city is characterized by specific and very concrete facilities. London being ranked at the top of sociologist Saskia Sassen’s ranking of world cities, a study of the capital is an opportunity to acknowledge the factors of globalization within cities, and to fully absorb the definition of “global city”. London. When spok ...

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WELCOME TO… ILYMUN 2018

              Helwan Felappi and Estelle Tromeur   As a new school year approaches, so does a whole new edition of ILYMUN!  The organizing team, both from the Cité Scolaire Internationale de Lyon and the International School of Lyon, is set and beginning preparations for the 6th edition of the well-known conference. New students, new projects,  and most importantly, new theme. This year, delegates from all around the world will ...

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Special Guest Michel Celemenski

Michel Celemenski’s parents are Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who found refuge in France.  In the 50s, the Celemenskis moved to Canada, fearing a civil war due to the “Algerian cancer”. They taught their child the currently disappearing Yiddish language. On the 14th of January, Mr. Celemenski came to explain the difficulty of maintaining cultural identity in a globalized world where languages are deeply threatened. To begin with, Michel Celemenski defines identity as “who you believ ...

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Special Guest: Tom Lisney

What first comes to your mind when you think about sharks?That’s how the passionate Tom Lisney, neuroecologist and shark biologist, called upon the ILYMUN’s resource management committee to begin his conference. He said that the public’s opinion on sharks has an impact on how we are dealing with this animal’s exploitation. “I believe they are misunderstood”, answers one delegate. Until a few years ago, the only good shark was a dead shark; and people feared them as “human-eaters” ...

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Special Guests: Dr Claire Chabloz & Dr Paul Perrin

Humanities in transition is the main theme of the 5th edition of ILYMUN, our world is indeed evolving, and this evolution concerns many if not every sector. Today the Science and Technology Committee had the honour of having two special guests come speak to them: Dr Paul PERRIN former urologist and professor, and Dr Claire CHABLOZ a Cystic Fibrosis expert. The leading issue was ‘Ethics in Science’. “The ethic of science is science” - Dr PERRIN In order to facilitate the ta ...

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