FAU Diplomacy Program

by Brittany Sylvestri | Friday, Apr 26, 2019

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

A team of 30 FAU undergraduates joined more than 5,000 college students from 350 universities 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 and Human Rights Initiative. To date, the program has won 33 national and international awards for academic excellence.

“I am so proud of our students and their hard work and dedication,” said Annette LaRocco, Ph.D., associate director of the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program. “We are fortunate to have them represent FAU.”

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. FAU will next compete in nationals in Washington, D.C. in November where it will defend its 2018 first-place finish.

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