Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an educational simulation of the United Nations. The QC Model United Nations team attends national conferences bi-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 Professor Pierre-Louis, the program has been an active participant of the National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York City with rigorous efforts and consistent performances.
In the 2007 National Model United Nations Conference, the school received its first ever award, finishing with the third place, Honorable Mention. 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.
During the 2009-2010 academic year, the Model UN team made history by capturing 7 awards and attending to 4 Model United Nations Conferences. More than 41 students participated in the program. 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.
From 2014-2015 the Model UN team won a total 4 awards and attended 4 conferences in that time span
Since then, the Model UN team has been under the guidance of several advisors and continues to be a prestigious club within the school.