Model United Nations conferences are actual simulations of the workings of the United Nations, with delegates assuming the positions currently pending among the countries they represent. Over the past 20 years, Austin College students have earned a reputation for excellence at these conferences. Participation in the program has become popular with students beyond the political science and international relations disciplines as delegates gain skills in leadership, verbal and written communication, teamwork, decision-making, and research.
Contact assistant professor of political science Philip Barker for more information. Students traveled to the Czech Republic for Model UN and returned with outstanding awards for both delegations as well as committee honors for individual students.