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.

UA’s Model UN Team, Members Ranked Among the Best

The University of Alabama’s Model UN team ranked on Best Delegate’s list of the Top 25 Collegiate Model UN teams in the World Division for the first time.

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June 2020

Alabama Model UN Wins Three Awards at the National Collegiate Security Conference

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January 2021

UA’s Model UN Team Starts the Year Strong!

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September 2020

Model UN Team Wins Big at Two Conferences in One Weekend!

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October 2019

Alabama Model UN Team Sweeps at McMUN and MUNE!

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February 2020

2020 – 2021 AIRC Travel Conferences


Elon University
September 20, 2020


Florida State University
September 25-27, 2020


Seton Hall University
November 13-15, 2020


Georgetown University
January 13-15, 2021


McGill University
January 28-31, 2021


Emory University
February 25-28, 2021


University of Virginia
March 26-29, 2021


University of Chicago
April 1-4, 2021