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FAU’s Diplomacy Program Earns Model U.N.’s Distinguished Delegation Award

  BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 12, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Diplomacy Program recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award for its participation in the 2013 National Model United Nations competition in New York City. FAU undergraduates participated in the annual six-day simulation of the United Nations along with more than 6,000 university students from around the world. This marks the seventh consecutive year that FAU has received a national award in this 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 also 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. For more information about the Diplomacy Program, visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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