FIU Model UN has been the top team in Florida and the top of any public university in the United States for more than a decade. This year, however, FIU Model UN took it up a notch and made history. Not only did the team receive more awards – 120 individual and nine team – than any other delegation in North America, FIU Model UN nabbed the No. 1 team ranking for the first time in the program’s 31-year history.
FIU’s Model UN team went on the trip of a lifetime to build a stronger relationship with Tel Aviv University’s Model UN team. The diverse group of students – of different religious affiliation and nationalities –were able to explore and learn more about Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea and were able to break bread with the leaders of their Israeli Model UN counterparts.
FIU put in one of its best performances ever to reclaim their title as the #2 ranked team on the circuit, an accomplishment they’ve only had one other time in the fall semester. FIU’s largest success of the semester was their performance at NCSC, where they won the Best Large Delegation award for the first time there over large delegation rivals UChicago, UPenn, and Harvard.
FIU's Model UN team has won Best Large Delegation at Harvard University's Model United Nations competition. This is the most competitive Model UN simulation in the world. Congratulations to our students and our program director, Michelle Rosario!
FIU Model UN team wins Best Large Delegation in Boston
The FIU Model United Nations Team will be the first team in South Florida to host a collegiate conference.
After winning four delegation awards at four conferences during the Fall FIU's Model United Nation Team was ranked 2nd in North America by Best Delegate. The article containing the ranking exclaimed "If any Ivy League ceiling ever existed, FIU would have smashed it by now because the team is now ranked above every Ivy League team". Congratulations to all the MUN students and faculty responsible for this accomplishment. Click for the full article and rankings.
This past weekend FIU won Best Small Delegation at Columbia University’s annual Model UN Conference for the third straight year, winning awards in five out of seven committees. The conference was attended by more than 40 colleges and universities and over 400 students. Special congratulations to Kevin Markowski and Jessica Brito who took first place in their committee and to the team’s director, Ethan Roberts, for his exceptional leadership.
FIU's Model UN Team had an amazing year of competition and finds itself ranked fourth in North America for the second straight year. BestDelegate.com releases the rankings based on a point system that takes awards and difficulty of conference into account. Every year competition gets harder but FIU continues to rise to the challenge and prove that it has some of the best students in the world. Click this news title to see the full article on BestDelegate.com. Go Panthers!
On May 11th Ambassador Susan Rice gave an incredible commencement speech to the 2016 graduates of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The National Security Advisor to Barack Obama and former US Ambassador to the United Nations had lunch with Model UN delegates, following her speech, discussing policy, lessons learned throughout her career and where she sees the country and the world going in years to come. Thank you Ambassador Rice!