Model United Nations

Model UNAugsburg 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.

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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 (underhil@augsburg.edu).

Countries Represented and Partner Delegations:

1999: Slovakia

2000: Laos

2001: Guatemala

2002: Namibia

2003: Indonesia (joint delegation with the University of Idaho)

2004: Venezuela (joint delegation with the Central University of Venezuela)

2005: Pakistan

2006: Denmark (and the Council of Europe)

2007: India (joint delegation with the University of St. Thomas)

2008: Panama

2009: Cote d’Ivoire

2010: Uganda (Security Council seat)

2011: Namibia

2012: Egypt

2013: Tanzania (and Pakistan on the Security Council)