Diplomacy Program Earns Top Award at Model E.U. in Indiana

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received the Best Commissioner Award at the Model European Union competition in Bloomington, Indiana.


By brittany-sullivan | 4/26/2017

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received the Best Commissioner Award at the Model European Union competition in Bloomington, Indiana. Ashley Amian and Lucia Barnes participated in the diplomatic simulation and represented Austria.

“Ashley and Lucia represented Austria at the Model European Union competition with distinction, deftly displaying the classic diplomatic approach to new, unresolved challenges facing the Union,” said Jeffery Morton, Ph.D., professor of political science in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which trains students in world affairs, dispute resolution and debate, was established in 1996 and is a unit of the Peace, Justice & Human Rights Program at FAU. To date, the program has won 20 national and international awards for academic excellence.

In March, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords. Morton directs the program, which will next compete in nationals in Washington, D.C. in November. Both Amian and Barnes will lead a delegation of students representing the Russian Federation in the fall competition.

For more information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy

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