Model United Nations
Model United Nations (POSC 280) is an experiential learning class that will be next offered in Spring 2018. This class will be centered on our trip to New York City for participation in the National Model United Nations conference (NMUN-NY). Over 5,000 college/university students, more than half from outside the United States, come to New York City each spring to discuss current global issues and to participate in the NMUN-NY. Delegates come prepared to solve three pressing issues relevant to 21 simulated UN committees. Overall, during the course of the semester, students will learn about the UN committee system and processes, parliamentary procedures, and the art of compromise. They will pursue their assigned country's national interest and work toward a more secure world. The task of the class will be to prepare for the simulation through rigorous study of the UN committees, the issues before the UN, and the assigned country's place in global affairs and the UN. For more, see the course flyer for spring 2018 (pdf).
The following two articles provide more information about Marist's Model UN class:
1) Poughkeepsie 'to Liechtenstein' via Model UN (2015)
2) Political Science Students Take Part in Model UN Conference (2016)
This brief video provides an overview of Marist's Model UN Team 2016 preparation and performance at the Conference.
If you may be interested in participating in this course, please contact Prof. Juris Pupcenoks. Admission to the course is via an APPLICATION (doc). Applications need to be submitted by email to Dr. Juris by no later than October 16, 2017.
Open to students from all majors, but either POSC 113 or POSC 111 is required. Preference given to upper-class students.