Security Council Simulation- Washington D.C.
March 23-25, 2017


programThis March, the Osgood Center is offering a program that focuses on the only United Nations body capable of creating binding legislation – the Security Council. From March 23-25, participants will engage as representatives of the 15 Security Council Member States in discussion of issues such as: International Counter-Terrorism Measures, and Climate Change and the Maintenance of International Security. Model United Nations is an exciting way for students to learn about the cutting edge issues in international affairs and increase their awareness of different systems of government, international law, and international organizations, while gaining valuable researching, public speaking, and decision-making skills.

The location of this conference in Washington D.C. gives our delegates unparalleled access to embassies and government agencies only available in our nation’s capital. Housing for this year's conference will be at the River Inn in downtown Washington, D.C. The conference will be held at George Washington University.


Keynote Speaker: Shane Harris


Harris is an author and journalist who has written extensively about intelligence and national security. He is a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal. His latest book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. (Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) Shane’s first book, The Watchers, tells the story of five men who played central roles in the creation of a vast national security apparatus and the rise of surveillance in America (Penguin Press, 2010). The Watchers won the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Economist named it one of the best books of 2010. Shane is the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honor the best journalists in America under the age of 35.


To register, please fill out the application and payment form below and email to Shelton Williams at If a student is participating as an individual and not as part of a school, please have parent/guardian fill out "Faculty Advisor" information, and student fill out "Head Delegate" information. The cost of attendance for the 2017 Model Security Council (MSC) Simulation is $90.00 per student and is due by March 10, 2017. Business professional attire is required.

• View a MSC Informational Flyer
• Download the Registration Form

• View the Payment Options.

• Download the Conference Schedule
• View Available Countries Matrix


• Download the Model Security Council Background Guide
• See the Rules of Procedure.

Position Papers

**For award consideration, all position papers should be submitted no later than March 15, 2017.**

Please email all papers in a PDF file type to your Secretary General, Darby Bogdanich, at

For more information, please contact us:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
or call: 202-349-1698, X11698