Model United Nations (MUN)
As a member of the Model United Nations (MUN) organization, students learn about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Students role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated committee session of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Representing a country, students debate and collaborate with committee members to investigate international issues and develop solutions to world problems. Committee delegates tackle issues associated with Security and Disarmament, Economic Development and Trade, Human Rights and Gender Equality, and International Law and Justice. Students may also participate in a regional conference each semester.
To prepare for conferences, students work with senior club members, club advisors and their committee partner to collect and organize information on specific world issues to develop policy proposals and write resolutions. In addition to research and writing skills, students will develop and practice public speaking skills while utilizing parliamentary procedure rules. Students who participate in the conferences are exposed to different worldviews; and consequently, develop a better understanding of others in the world, as well as themselves.
Students from all academic departments are welcome! For more information please contact Dr. Darlene Budd at firstname.lastname@example.org.