Augsburg College has had an active Model UN program since 1997 and attends the National Model UN Conference in New York City each Spring. This trip includes five days of intense negotiation and diplomacy with an international gathering of over 5,000 students. On the trip our delegation also meets with members of the UN diplomatic corps and takes advantage of the many resources and organizations of New York.
Any students interested in international relations and diplomacy are welcome to apply. It is a demanding and highly educational experience, requiring extensive preparation, research, and practice with public speaking. Applications for the Augsburg delegation are accepted in the fall by late October. Accepted delegates take POL 368, the Model UN class, in the Spring term. For more information, please contact the MUN advisor, Prof. Joe Underhill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Countries Represented and Partner Delegations:
2003: Indonesia (joint delegation with the University of Idaho)
2004: Venezuela (joint delegation with the Central University of Venezuela)
2006: Denmark (and the Council of Europe)
2007: India (joint delegation with the University of St. Thomas)
2009: Cote d’Ivoire
2010: Uganda (Security Council seat)
2013: Tanzania (and Pakistan on the Security Council)