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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Diplomacy Students Win Top Honors in Several International Competitions

BOCA RATON, FL (April 24, 2012) – Students within Florida Atlantic University’s Diplomacy Program won multiple awards at three diplomatic competitions recently. The Program’s 32 students were divided into three delegations, with each competing in a different simulation of an international organization.

Eight FAU students traveled to Indianapolis to represent Estonia in the Midwest Model European Union. This competition was attended by more than 160 students from all over the United States. Two FAU students won top individual awards at this competition, and the delegation placed second overall.

Separately, eight students traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent Brazil in the Model Organization of American States. The Washington delegation was recognized for its excellent preparation and participation in the event.

Finally, 16 students traveled to New York City to represent Algeria and Bosnia in the National Model United Nations simulated competition. The Algeria delegation received an Honorable Mention Award, and the Bosnia delegation received an Outstanding Delegation Award. This represents the sixth consecutive national award for the program and the second Outstanding Delegation Award.

The Diplomacy Program is housed in the department of political science in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. To cover travel expenses, all 32 Diplomacy Program students received scholarships, which were made possible by the generous support of the South Florida community. For more information, contact the department of political science at 561-297-3210 or visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy.

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