FAU’s Diplomacy Program recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award and the Outstanding Delegation Award for its participation in the 2014 National Model United Nations competition in New York City.
Forty FAU undergraduates represented the university in what is the largest, most prestigious collegiate simulation of the United Nations in the world. This marks the eighth consecutive year that FAU has received a national award in this competition. FAU was the only school in the state of Florida to receive either a Distinguished Delegation or Outstanding Delegation Award.
The six-day simulation included more than 6,000 university students from around the world. The FAU delegation that received the Distinguished Delegation Award was representing Costa Rica and the delegation that received the Outstanding Delegation Award represented Finland.
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 more than 30 hours of competition, FAU students visited the United Nations, attended a career fair hosted by international organizations, and attended presentations by U.N. officials and diplomats.
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. For more information about the Diplomacy Program, visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy.