U.N. Zombie Pandemic

The Zombie Pandemic simulates a global health crisis: the zombie menace is 100% contagious and 100% fatal, making it a public health threat of unprecedented proportions. Students represent countries as a mock United Nations attempts to deal with an international catastrophe. Students formulate arguments, make alliances, and consider other perspectives as they propose resolutions for a very complicated problem. Connections to real-world problems are never far from mind in this highly interactive simulation.

Faculty: Joe Riehl - World Issues 8  

Dates Offered

November 30, 2018
January 11, 2019

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • Go to:  Bill Gates says pandemics are a “predictable disaster.”

  • Great books: Goodreads provides a book list of young adult fiction with themes related to epidemics.

  • Documentary: We Heard the Bells is a one-hour documentary about the devastating Influenza of 1918.

Why Zombies?

This seminar is an introduction to the Model United Nations program and a chance to experiment with diplomacy. Zombies lend a humorous note and make complex material more accessible for middle school students. The UN assembly format develops key skills including research, critical thinking, and public speaking.