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Model United Nations

WSU’s Model United Nations teaches students about international politics and negotiation by allowing them to represent
nation-states in a course modeled after the United Nations.

What You’ll Learn

  • You will research the major issues before the United Nations General Assembly from the perspective of different nation-states.
  • You will learn:
    • Negotiation and diplomacy skills
    • How to articulate a point of view before an informed audience
    • Employ the rules and procedures of multilateral diplomacy
    • That working together is crucial
    • To deal respectfully with others in order to achieve diplomatic results
  • These experiences will enhance your appreciation of contemporary international issues from a global perspective in our increasingly interdependent world. These skills can be applied in numerous areas of life beyond the academic setting. With furthering your appreciation of international issues, you can possibly earn scholarships and travel to Model UN Conferences.

Events

Model United Nations Far West Conference (MUNFW) - Each year for the past 40 years, WSU selects a team of delegates to attend the 5-day MUNFW conference in San Francisco. There approximately 400 college students from an average of 32 schools meet in a competitive simulation of the United Nations.

Northern Utah Model United Nations (NUMUN) - Each spring Weber States hosts a Model United Nations conference for high school students. NUMUN coordinates its format with the Utah state high school MUN program to permit delegates a simulation experience in preparation for the state, regional, or other MUN conferences.

UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - Every year in March, WSU takes a group of students to participate in the CSW conference. CSW meets together for a two week period at the UN headquarters in New York City to converse with global leaders and discuss gender equality and the empowerment of women. Weber State students spend one week at the conference in these high-level meetings.

How to Sign Up

Register for the Model United Nations course (POLS 3150), taught during spring semester.

The course offers 3 credit hours and may be repeated once for a total of 6 credit hours.

Model UN is also a part of International Studies.

For questions, contact Dr. Stephanie Wolfe at stephaniewolfe@weber.edu.