Model United Nations
Stockton University Model United Nations is a campus-wide program supported by Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. Stockton’s Model UN program includes options to participate in National Model UN (NMUN) conferences in the Spring and Fall semesters. An innovative experiential learning experience, academic sport clubs like Model UN bridge the gap between extracurricular and academic activities by increasing opportunities for our students to gain skills such as communicating complex issues concisely, dealing effectively with crises under a time constraint, working with people from a variety of backgrounds, solving challenges with creative solutions, and applying discipline-specific knowledge. Experiences like Model UN are well-known by professionals in law, public policy, communication, and other fields for providing students the opportunity to gain these and other skills that are vital to compete in today’s workplace. Stockton’s Model UN program also seeks to improve awareness of foreign policy and international issues on campus and in the local community.
Each spring the U.S. team, comprised of the Model UN student club, participates in the National Model UN (NMUN) conference in New York City supported by Student Senate under Student Affairs/Student Development. Students interested in participating in this conference have the option to attend as a Model UN student club member OR as a student registered in POLS 2276: UN Experience-NY (credit for GSS 2800 is also available). Applications are made available each fall semester here and selections are made on or around December 1st by the faculty advisor and student leaders on the Model UN Executive Board. Approxaimtely 25-30 students attend each year.
Our International Travel Team is generously supported by Stockton University’s President Dr. Harvey Kesselman through Presidential Initiative funding with permanent support starting in 2017. This team welcomes students from all majors and seeks to provide this unique experiential learning opportunity to a diverse set of students who represent Stockton at an international level. The call for applications is announced each January here and selections are made by the faculty advisor Dr. Tina Zappile in Political Science and JY Zhou in the Office of Global Engagement. Criteria for selection includes demonstrating a willingness to learn how to use diplomatic means to solve pressing world problems from perspectives other than your own! Selections are also made to align students from relevant majors to the theme or topics selected for that particular conference. Students selected for the International Travel Team will enroll in GSS 2635: UN Experience in the fall to prepare for the international National Model UN (NMUN) conference in either November (Thanksgiving week) or early January. Approximately 6-10 students attend each year.
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Stockton’s Model UN program participates in the National Division.
The National Division provides students with opportunities to interact and learn from professionals in the field as they setup sessions at the State Department, UN Headquarters, and smaller workshops with directors and leaders of regional and international organizations working in areas such as food security.
These invaluable opportunities can also not be duplicated outside the conference experience. The conference experience is intense and learning-centered, allowing our students to develop skills while learning about global issues from different perspectives.