Leon Charney Diplomacy Program Wins First Place in Diplomacy Competition in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021
FAU's Leon Charney Diplomacy Program recently competed in the annual diplomacy competition in Washington, D.C. The Program received five delegation awards, finishing 1st overall out of 51 competing universities. Seventy-three FAU students joined more than 1,000 college students in the annual competition where schools represent countries and students step into the shoes of diplomats to solve global problems.
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 Initiative. To date, the program has won 52 national and international awards for academic excellence and three National Titles.
In 2017, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords. Professors Jeffrey Morton, Annette LaRocco and Timothy Steigenga direct the program, which will next compete in Nationals in New York City in April.
Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/pjhr/diplomacy/ .