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FIU's Model UN Team traveled to conferences hosted by McGill University in Montreal, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Harvard University in Boston in consecutive weekends. Winning multiple awards and putting on impressive performances, the success had during this brief stretch cannot be understated.
This past weekend FIU’s Model United Nations Team sent eight students to San Francisco to compete in the University of California, Berkeley’s Model United Nations conference (UCBMUN). This was FIU’s first ever trip to the annual conference, where over 400 students from over 30 Universities including Harvard, the University of Chicago and New York University competed. FIU won four awards in a total of six committees, finishing among the top three small delegations present.
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!
FIU sent ten students to Chicago the weekend of April 21-24 and won 'Best Small Delegation'. This is the first time FIUMUN has won a delegation award at ChoMUN. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this possible!
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.
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.