Collegiate Model United Nations

The Collegiate Model UN Experience

Collegiate Model United Nations is a traditional cornerstone of the Alabama International Relations Club, where club members have the opportunity to compete alongside college students from around the world and gain experience in debate, collaboration, compromise, problem-solving, negotiation, and diplomacy. At Model United Nations conferences, students react to crises within a governing body or represent countries of the United Nations in simulations of traditional U.N. bodies. Delegates are constantly challenged to react to new scenarios with innovative ideas and form cross-cultural solutions.

Each year, AIRC sends delegations of UA students to collegiate Model UN conferences across the United States and to an international conference to compete against other university students, gain invaluable experiences, and represent the University of Alabama. In the 2018-2019 academic year, AIRC attended five domestic conferences and one international conference: FSU Regional Training Conference in Tallahassee, NCSC in D.C., UNCMUNC in Chapel Hill, MUNE in Atlanta, ChoMUN in Chicago, and McMUN in Montreal.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, AIRC plans to attend six domestic conferences and one international conference. Any UA student that is a dues-paying member of the Alabama International Relations Club may apply to be on the AIRC delegation for a given collegiate conference. Applications will be sent out in the weekly AIRC email and will available on the AIRC website on the dates listed below.

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2019-2020 AIRC Travel Conferences

Florida State University Regional Training Conference

Tallahassee, FL
October 3-6, 2019

BARMUN: Boston Area Model United Nations

Boston, MA
October 3-6, 2019

NCSC: National Collegiate Security Council

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
October 17-20, 2019

McMUN: McGill University Model United Nations

Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, QC
January 23-26, 2020

MUNE: Model United Nations at Emory

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 6-9, 2020

Virginia International Crisis Simulation

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
March 2020

ChoMUN: Chicago Model United Nations

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
April 2020

WorldMUN: Harvard World Model United Nations

Tokyo, Japan
March 16-20, 2020

AIRC members in Mexico City

Questions about AIRC’s Collegiate Model UN?

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How to Apply

UA students of all backgrounds and statuses are welcome to apply to be a part of AIRC’s travel delegations once they have paid their club dues for the semester. Once an application is available for dues-paying members to apply for a travel conference, it will go live here on the AIRC website and will also be available in the weekly email.