The Osgood Center for International Studies firmly believes in the positive effects of Model United Nations simulations. For the last 15 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 globally. Now we are proud to assist the WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE in offering the WSJMUN2019 in July 23-25, 2019, in Bechtel, West Virginia.
At the Osgood Center for International Studies we believe that we live in a big, complex world of interconnected cultures, economies, ecosystems, and countries. The Osgood Center team believes that WSJMUN 2019 will give participants the tools to understand it.
“When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it” (Yo-Yo-Ma)
Models UN are characterized by a spirit of collaboration, an appreciation for interconnectedness, and a diplomatic perspective. Both the academic experience and the cross-cultural dialogue promoted in the conference committees help young people to develop informed perspectives on today’s global world, along with the critical thinking, leadership, communication, and collaboration skills to solve pressing problems and to promote authentic global citizenship. Global and cross-cultural learning goes on every day whenever delegates, student experts, and participants from various cultural backgrounds interact. Student delegates are encouraged to ponder:
How can I learn about the world?
How does what I know about key global issues and do about them make sense in the larger context of today’s world?
Under Dr. Shelton Williams’s leadership, 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 (MUN-DC) each fall. From 2015 to present, Osgood Center has staged the Texas Model UN in various locations around the state. This is our first WSJ Model UN. If you would like to be part of the program as an attendee to the WSJMUN 2019, please APPLY: