FAU’s Diplomacy Program received a Distinguished Delegation Award for its participation in the 2013 National Model United Nations competition in New York City. Along with more than 6,000 university students from around the world, FAU undergraduates participated in the annual six-day simulation of the United Nations. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Florida Atlantic has received a national award in the competition.
FAU’s Diplomacy Program was established in 1996 in order to train students in the art of negotiation, conflict resolution and global problem solving. Annually, the program prepares students for diplomatic competitions in numerous venues. In addition to the 19 students who attended the New York event, 11 FAU undergraduates competed in the Model Organization of American States simulation in Washington, D.C. Past delegations have competed in Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis and the Netherlands.
The Diplomacy Program is housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters and is made possible by the generous support of the South Florida community. Information about the Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy.