Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an educational simulation of the United Nations. The QC Model United Nations team attends two national conferences annually, representing various different member states while drafting UN resolutions. Beyond conferences, the Model United Nations team is dedicated to bring attention to international issues and educating QC students on important topics and functions of the UN.
By being a part of Model United Nations, you will see improvements with your: public speaking, political writing, persuasion, political research, skills in diplomacy, knowledge on international issues. Plus it's a great thing to add to your resume!
The Queens College Model United Nations program has been involved for over 3 decades. In 2000, under the guidance of Political Science Professor François Pierre-Louis Jr., the program has been an active participant of the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conferences in New York City and Washington, D.C. with rigorous efforts and consistent performances.
In the 2007 National Model United Nations Conference, the school received its first ever award. Queens College has made success by standing out as an outstanding academic participant amongst other public, private, and Ivy League universities as well as international universities. Since 2007, the Model United Nations team has received awards and recognitions for its outstanding performances at other Model United Nations conferences.
Since 2007, the Model UN team has made history by capturing over 30 awards. A diverse cohort of about 12 students represent Queens College at Model UN conferences every year. This accomplishment would not occur without the generosity and the support of Queens College Association, Queens College Foundation, QC Alum Barry Blechman, The Office of Dean of Social Science, Political Science Club, and Political Science Department. The Model UN team has been under the guidance of several advisors and continues to be a prestigious club within the school.