At Model United Nations conferences, students represent countries from across the world and, like real-world diplomats, participate in United Nations committees by drafting, debating, negotiating, and voting on resolutions. In doing so, they examine global affairs and conflicts from different perspectives and develop valuable political skills.
Model UN (MUN) has a long history at the University of Montana. For more than 50 years, UM students have organized an annual high school conference each fall and participated in international collegiate competitions each spring. In 2005, the Political Science Department assumed advisory responsibility for the team. Each fall, the department offers PSCI 337/Model UN, in which students learn about the United Nations, prepare and run the two-day high school conference, and prepare for collegiate competitions.
For more information about the conference and team visit Montana Model United Nations.
For information about the course, contact Professor Eva Maggi, firstname.lastname@example.org