Diplomacy Team Wins National Title at Model U.N.

Diplomacy students

By brittany sylvestri | 11/15/2018

The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C. and finished first overall out of 60 competing universities. This is the first ever national title for the program.

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. To date, the program has won 32 national and international awards for academic excellence.

"Winning nationals is a testament to the hard work of our students," said Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D., director of the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program. 

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.  Political science professors Jeffrey Morton and Annette LaRocco direct the program, which will next compete in nationals in New York City in April. 

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