The WSU Model United Nations program is more than a club, and more than a class. It is a team built on hard work, comraderie, and a shared commitment to excellence. The 3 credit-hour spring semester course, PLS 4860/6860, emphasizes skills of teamwork, problem-solving, diplomacy, public speaking, technical writing, and researching. For 37 straight years, Wright State University’s delegates have earned top awards at the National Model United Nations Conference – a winning streak unmatched by any other university.
What We Are
The Model United Nations program at Wright State is built around a three credit hour spring semester course in Political Science, PLS 4860/6860. Team members are chosen on the basis of a written application and oral interview. Model U.N. is open to students in good academic standing from all majors and colleges. No previous experience is required. Your success as a team member is based on the improvement of your writing skills, speaking abilities, attendance and ability to portray another country's policy in a simulation.
What We Do
The seminar is used to prepare students for the week-long National Model United Nations Conference, held in New York City. Universities from around the world are each assigned a country to represent at the conference dealing with various topics and issues. During the class, students develop research techniques and master the skills of public speaking, negotiation, and technical writing that are essential to diplomacy. Research for the conference in New York begins Fall semester and continues through the Spring term. To help prepare for the week long conference, we schedule regional practice simulations with other schools. These include a WSU-hosted practice conference in Januar, 1-Day Sim, and the Dayton Model United Nations Conference (DAYMUNC) held at Sinclair Community College in February.
For more than 35 years, Wright State student delegates have enjoyed earning top awards at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference – a winning streak unmatched by any other university. Each year the conference has grown in size and international participation. More than 5,200 students from over 400 colleges and universities from nearly 30 countries around the world have taken part in recent NMUN conferences.
The Model U.N. experience is a unique academic experience at Wright State. Model UN promotes self-confidence, public speaking, writing, researching, and diplomatic skills, all of which are vital qualities for any future career.
Model UN Video Overview: http://webapp2.wright.edu/web1/newsroom/2016/04/28/model-un-a-tradition-of-excellence/