TexMUN- Waco, Texas
February 2-4, 2018


The Osgood Center for International Studies firmly believes in the positive effects of Model United Nations simulations. For the last 11 years, the Osgood Center has trained students from all around the world in Model United Nations and Model Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, inspiring and encouraging the creation of Model United Nations programs in various high schools and universities the world over. The Osgood Center's annual Model United Nations program, the International Model United Nations, was first held in 2003 in Washington, DC. Since 2007, the Osgood Center has partnered with the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA) to co-host National Model United Nations-DC each fall. In January of 2015, the first TexMUN was held in Abilene, Texas and in Austin, Texas during 2016 and 2017. With much excitement, the Osgood Center is happy to announce that the next TexMUN will be held at Baylor University on February 2-4, 2018. The 2018 TexMUN conference will be comprised of a General Assembly First Committee (GA1), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the Security Council (SC).

Position Papers

**For award consideration, all position papers should be submitted no later than January 15, 2018.**

Please email all papers in a PDF file type to your Secretary General, Darby Capps, at dcapps@osgoodcenter.org.

Arrival for Registration:
The conference will take place in Draper Hall, and registration will be held in the foyer of Bennett Auditorium (Draper 130), which is located on the north side of 7th street, just east of Pat Neff Hall (the building with the gold dome).

On Baylor MUN’s website, you will find detailed driving directions to Draper Hall, where the conference will be held, as well as a link to a general campus map.

Parking is free. If you are driving a car, on Friday afternoon we recommend that you park in either the visitor lot near the Student Union Building, located on MP Daniel Esplanade, or the visitor spots off of 8th Street adjacent to the Armstrong Browning Library. Draper’s handicapped accessible parking is available down the alley between Pat Neff (the building with the gold dome) and the Student Union Building (SUB). Additional handicapped accessible parking is available in the Pat Neff lot. On Saturday and Sunday, visitors may park in any lot, except spots marked as reserved 24 hours or designated for permit parking.

Information and Materials

Download the TexMUN Flyer

Download the TexMUN Schedule

View Position Papers submitted thus far: 2018 Position Papers
Available Countries and Committees: Country Matrix 2018.
Download our TexMUN Registration Form, and view payment options.
Registration and payment forms should be submitted to Dr. Shelton Williams at: swilliams@osgoodcenter.org
See the Rules of Procedure. Business professional attire required.

Background Guides

GA1: Background Guide
APEC: Background Guide
UNESCO: Background Guide
Security Council: Background Guide

Opening and Closing Speakers


Charles North

Associate Director, Baylor Business Fellows

Department Chair, Economics

Read more about Dr. North through Baylor's website.











Laura Khor

Laura Khor is well versed in the topics of countering violent extremism (CVE), terrorist deradicalization, terrorist radicalization, and global security issues. She earned her PhD and Master of Letters (MLitt) from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. She published the article, “The Colonial Foundations of Malaysia’s Terrorist Rehabilitation Program” in the Malaysian Journal of International Relations. She co-wrote a policy brief with George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute entitled, “Detainee Release and Global Public Safety: Terrorist Disengagement Programs – The Way Ahead.”

Khor completed an Expedition Everest trek to raise money for Childreach International in Nepal with a 16 member team. Khor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. She serves as Associate Director at The Osgood Center for International Studies. Khor is a member of the Rotary Club of Washington, DC, Junior League of Washington, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation).

TexMUN Committee Chairs


Darby Capps

Security Council Committee Chair, Secretary General

Darby is the founder of Social Kinetics, a digital marketing and website development company in Oklahoma City. She has a bachelors in political science and journalism, and is an Archer alumn. Presently, she is a graduate student at Oklahoma University persuing a masters degree in Professional Counseling. Darby began working with the Osgood Center in 2014 as a Program Associate and is now the Model United Nations Director.

Since 2011, Darby has competed in and served on collegiate Model UN conferences across the globe. She was an award winning delegate at NMUN in New York, SRMUN in Atlanta, LAMUN in the Galapagos, and NMUN in South Korea. In 2014 and 2015, Darby served as a chair and then the Secretary General of the Model Security Council in Washington, D.C. In 2015 and 2016, she served as the chair of the TexMUN Model Security Council. Lastly, in 2016, Darby was the Secretary General of the 2016 and 2017 TexMUN Conference in Austin, Texas.



Xuan Zhu

APEC Committee Chair

Xuan graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2014 as a master of Public Administration with two majors: Policy Research and Analysis as well as Energy and Environment. Before that he graduated from China Foreign Affairs University in 2011 with a bachelor degree of law, majoring in Diplomacy and International Affairs. His current interests lies in Asian Development as well as energy and environment issues. His background includes media, economics, and public service prior to his graduate study. Xuan has been helping with the Osgood Center since the summer of 2013 and became the Assistant Director in early 2015. He chaired the 2016, and 2017 TexMUN Model APEC meeting in Austin, Texas.



Eric Vining

GA1 Committee Chair

Eric Vining is the Legislative Director to State Representative Mike Schofield (R-Katy) at the Texas House of Representatives in Austin. Eric is also currently a graduate student a Texas State University, where he is pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration with a focus in city planning and urban design. Eric completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, where he graduated with majors in Political Science and Journalism.


During his time at Baylor, Eric was a member of Baylor MUN, and competed at American Model United Nations in Chicago, Illinois, National Model United Nations in New York, New York, and at TexMUN in 2014, where he was awarded "Best Delegate" in the Historic Security Council simulation as the People's Republic of China. Eric has chaired committees at three Model UN conferences - Contemporary Security Council at Baylor Model United Nations in 2014 and 2016, and the General Assembly First Committee at TexMUN's 2016 conference in Austin.

Kaitlin Farley

UNESCO Committee Chair

Kate is currently studying at University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the Texas International Law Journal. She completed her undergraduate studies at Baylor University, where she graduated with concentrations in Political Science and Economics.

During her time at Baylor, Kate was a member of Baylor MUN, and competed at American Model United Nations in Chicago, Illinois, National Model United Nations in New York, New York, and at TexMUN. Kate was awarded "Best Delegate" in the Human Rights Council at NMUN in 2016 and in GA1 and the Security Council at TexMUN in 2016 and 2017. Kate has chaired committees at two Model UN conferences - GA1 at Baylor Model United Nations in 2016 and ECOSOC Baylor Model United Nations in 2017.