Opening ceremony 


Thursday, May 17th : 2:00pm to 5:00pm 



The opening ceremony will take place in the « Salle Molière » at Palais de Bondy, in the heart of the old town nieghbourhood, on the banks of the Saône river. Built between 1902 and 1904 to host the Conservatory of the city of Lyon, this imposing building displays on its front the city’s motto “avant, avant lion le melhior”. The Salle Molière, which will host the opening ceremony, was inaugurated in 1912 to mainly host chamber music concerts. It benefits from an acoustic effect of a high quality, which makes of it one of the most beautiful and appreciated concert hall of the city. It was decorated by Louis Bardey, professor at the School of Fine Arts of Lyon. The city’s motto also appears on the hall’s ceiling, as a reminder of the building’s front. The legend says that the hall bears the name of illustrious playwright Molière, as a tribute to his venue in the city between 1652 and 1655, when was put on for the first time his play “The dizzy” in the room of the game of palm, which stood where the Palais de Bondy stands today.

We are glad to welcome two speakers for the opening speeches :

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, is a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. She has been a faculty member of the University of Aix-Marseille III, Paris I and Paris II Universities and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Michigan and Georgetown in the United States. After serving as Senior Advisor to the World Bank from 1995 to 1999, she has since beenacting as aconsultant and advisor to various states, international organizations, associations and foundations. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the United NationHuman Rights Council. She also practices as a lawyer and counsel for litigation and advisory proceedings before the International Court of Justice, but alsoacts in numerous dispute settlement proceedings.

Véronique Bruet, Assistant Director of General Services and Security at Interpol. She joined the High National School of Police Officers in 1984 and worked in various departments of national police. In 2008, she joined Interpol, where she successively worked as criminal intelligence office, project manager, under-director for security and under-director for general services and security.


How do I get there ?

18/20 Quai de Bondy, 69005 Lyon

  • Metro line D stop “Vieux Lyon”

  • Metro line A stop “Hôtel de Ville”

  • Bus line C3 stop “Saint Paul”



Closing ceremony 


Sunday, May 20th: 2:00pm to 5:pm 


The “Terrasses du Parc”, a spacious and modern hall which already hosted LyonMUN in previous editions, will welcome the closing ceremony of LyonMUN 2018. Located in front of the “Parc de la Tête d’or”, this hall is specially designed to welcome events such as conferences, meeting, general assemblies, etc.

As  speaker for the closing speech, we are glad to welcome Massimiliano Capezzali, associate professor in energy at the High School of Engineering and Management of the Vaud Canton (Switzerland). After obtaining a diploma in physics, he realized a phD in theorical physics at the University of Neuchâtel. He then became a researcher at Queen’s University of Kingston (Canada) in 1999. The following year, he worked as scientific collaborator at the Federal Department of Justice and Police in Wabern (Switzerland). In 2011, he joined the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne as postdoctoral researcher first, and later as deputy deanship at the faculty of sciences and engeneering sciences. In parallel, he engages in research and teaching at the University of Neuchâtel. For 10 years, from 2007 to 2017, he has been deputy director of the Energy Center of the Polytechnic Federal School of Lausanne.


How do I get there ? 

115 Boulevard de Stalingrad, 69100 Villeurbanne

  • Bus line 70 and C2 are coming directly from Part Dieu, stop “Parc Tête d’Or – Stalingrad”

  • Metro line A stop “Massena”

  • Metro line B or Tramway line T4 or T1 stop “Charpennes”