International Leadership Texas/Osgood Center Lone Star Model UN

International Leadership Texas/Lone Star Model United Nations Conference 2023
(LSMUN2023)

FEBRUARY 25-26, Garland, Texas

Welcome to the International Leadership Texas/Osgood Center Lone Star Model United Nations Conference 2023!

We look forward to meeting a community of learners for an interesting Model UN!

Lone Star Model UN 2023Preferred Registration – January 23, 2023
(Other applicants will be considered on need basis until the beginning of the conference.)
 

At the Osgood Center, we believe that Model UN is the perfect way to learn about international affairs and gain diplomatic skills. With the oceans getting polluted with single-use plastic, with the world threatened by nuclear weapons in wars, with the increase of epidemic diseases, young leaders like you need to be properly informed and educated about the role of the UN in addressing these and other global challenges.

The Lone Star Model UN is open for new, curious, and experienced Model UN delegates with a globally minded perspective. 

You will love the ILTexas/Osgood Center Lone Star Model UN. LSMUN 2023 will be a great experience for you. You will learn about the international tools used to solve world problems in the UN and to help the world become a safer place for all of us.

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LSMUN 2023 is about putting your classroom learning to work in the world and in your community; immersing you in other cultures; and, in short, going beyond your comfort zone to engage in real-world challenges.

As a delegate, in LSMUN 2023, you will learn and understand the scale and the complex nature of the global problems that require the United Nations and its Member States to step up to address them.  You will gain leadership, communication, negotiation, research, and collaboration skills.

Dates and Venue

The conference will be on Saturday, FEBRUARY 25 and Sunday, FEBRUARY 26, 2023 in Garland, Texas. LSMUN2023 will be held at the International Leadership of Texas-Garland High School, 4413 N Shiloh Rd, Garland, TX 75044.

Committee Procedures and Topics

In LSMUN2023 you will represent a country in a specific committee. During the conference, as a delegate, you will discuss 2 topics in each committee. A Committee Chair will enforce the LSMUN 2023 Rules of Procedure for an effective discussion.

Before the conference, you will learn about the topics and gain expertise while you study the background guides (BGs) provided for each committee and you conduct independent research. LSMUN 2023 will have the following committees:

NUMBER / STRUCTURE COMMITTEE TOPICS
4 COMMITTEES
15 delegations of 1 or 2 delegates
Up to 120 delegates (4×30)*Delegates will represent the 5 permanent members (China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, and United States of America) and the 10 non-permanent members (Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, and United Arab Emirates) of the Security Council.CHECK the country matrix for the Security Council.
SECURITY COUNCIL (SC)

Security Council

 

1.Youth and Security

2. The Impact of Climate-Change Related Disasters on International Peace and Security 

2 COMMITTEES
Up to 50 delegates eachThe major members of the World Health Assembly will be represented in this committee
WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY (WHA)

World Health Assembly

 

1. Universal Health Coverage: Leaving No One Behind

2. Ending the epidemics of tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases by 2030 and managing the outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola, Influenza, and Zika

2 COMMITTEES
Up to 50 delegates each
Delegates from all the Security Council Member States plus other key members of the General Assembly
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY (UNEA)

UNEA

1. Creating a legally binding tool to ban plastic

2. Cutting greenhouse gas emissions and addressing equality to combat climate change

2 COMMITTEES
Up to 50 delegates eachDelegates from all the Security Council Members plus other key members of the General Assembly
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST COMMITTEE (GA1)

General Assembly

1. Towards the total elimination of nuclear-weapons, accelerating nuclear non-proliferation, and disarmament.

2. Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs)

REGISTRATION

Registering for LSMUN 2023 is simple. You just need to:

  • CHECK the country matrix to DETERMINE your PREFERENCES (country assignment, committee)

PROCEDURES

During the committee sessions, chairs will explain and discuss the rules (answering to roll call, adding delegations to a speakers’ list, suspending the meetings for informal sessions, working on working papers and draft resolutions, and voting) that will be set and enforced. English is the official working language in the committees. The goal in the committee is to discuss, to negotiate, to collaboratively write, and to vote resolutions to address the committee topics as it is done in the United Nations.

AWARDS CRITERIA

Delegates’ participation will be holistically evaluated to determine if:

  • They realistically and consistently presented the position or viewpoint of their assigned country both in their position paper (submitted by the deadline) and their participation during the conference (in the informal and formal meetings, writing the working papers and drafting resolutions).
  • They effectively advanced the interests of their assigned country while they collaborated with other Member States to reach consensus.
  • They constantly exhibited leadership skills in different moments of the conference (adding their delegation’s name to the speakers’ list, listening to other delegates to find a common ground, working to get a resolution passed, engaging their fellow delegates in constructive dialogue).
  • They actively participated and showed preparation
  • They permanently exhibited a professional, respectful behavior (followed the Rules of Procedure, acted with decorum and professionalism, made sustained efforts).

KEY DATES

Conference Registration  OPEN – January 23, 2023
Background Guides  AVAILABLE
Assessment Rubrics  AVAILABLE

Country/Committee AssignmentsJanuary 23 to February 3, 2023

Late Conference RegistrationFebruary 11, 2023

Confirmation of Delegate Numbers and Delegations – February 17, 2023

Submission of POSITION PAPERSFebruary 17, 2023
by 11:50 P.M. EASTERN TIME  Sent by email to:
osgoodcenterprograms@gmail.com February 17-20, 2023

Publication of POSITION PAPERS:

Submission of Payments and School Details – February 20, 2023

LSMUN2023 CONFERENCE – February 25-26, 2023

CONFERENCE RESOURCES

Conference resources (program schedule, background guides, country matrix, announcements, general information, and FAQs) will be posted on this website.

TRAINING VIDEOS

Lead with Purpose 2023

Washington, D.C.
JANUARY 9-19, 2023
George Washington University

Preferred registration: December 16, 2022 (other applicants will be considered on a need basis until the beginning of the program)

Why should you register for Lead with Purpose?

The answer is simple yet powerful: when it comes to leadership, this program combines professional concepts and approaches with a pragmatic focus, with real implementation. The Osgood Center has designed intentionally a multidisciplinary learning experience and reunited speakers who have served in relevant positions in government, the private sector, and the non-profit context and who have embraced leadership in multiple forms.

Lead with Purpose 2023

This program is for you because it will empower you to be a more effective leader. The Osgood Center invites you to join our in-person and virtual leadership program. An increasingly changing context demands us to reimage the roles to deliver results and to lead with purpose. What are our responses to opportunities and threats for leadership today? We will explore questions like this together in the daily sessions for two weeks.

Lead with Purpose 2023

In Lead with Purpose, participants like you will explore strategies, skills, and principles to gain the support of colleagues and to manage the natural resistance to change found in organizations. Being a leader requires active listening. Leadership demands engaging others and sharing a vision. With this in mind, we bring outstanding speakers with diverse experiences to share their stories while they seized the opportunities to lead. Whether you listen to a human resources manager from Boeing Company, you interact with a pastor reflecting on Martin Luther King’s legacy on leadership, or you engage in a dialogue with an expert on private-public partnerships, you will have the opportunity to evaluate the job of a leader as a personal and contextualized project.

Lead with Purpose 2023We encourage you to join the program to discover what it takes to be a successful team player and to improve your leadership skill set with the Lead with Purpose program, an immersive and interactive learning designed to help you understand leadership theories and their practical applications. The program is open to students from various fields, college levels, and interests. We keep the program size reasonable. The advantage of our program size? You are warmly welcomed. You are heard. You are in a personalized space.

Engage in purposeful reflection. Join your program buddies to define your own leadership philosophy in a culminating student-led panel.Lead with Purpose 2023

You can also benefit from the additional events that are part of the program. You will be in D.C. and close to everything. Hop the metro and, in less than an hour, you are downtown. Walk across Lafayette Square, the White House with our guidance. Just to cite a few, past site visits in the program also included the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, the Library of Congress, visits with alumni to their places of work, Smithsonian museums, the Supreme Court, and the Embassy Row. Also, some groups have undertaken community service activities during the program. In other words, one of the best things of Lead with Purpose is the engagement just around the corner.

Program Schedule

See the Program Schedule to get a greater idea of this learning opportunity.

What are the next steps?

Registering for Lead with Purpose is straightforward and easy. To register you will need:

The Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Phone (301) 704-5538

What are the DEADLINES and PAYMENT DETAILS?

Reservations (via email) from institutions will be accepted until spaces are filled. The deadline for applications is December 16, 2022, but registrations may still be accepted if space is available. We encourage early applications and early invoicing.

Payment in full is required by December 30, 2022, unless other arrangements are made. No refunds are available for any reason after January 6, 2023. To avoid disappointment due to illness, inclement weather, change of plans, etc., we encourage participants to consider travel insurance.

PAYMENTS:

To pay by check or money order, please send your payment to:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW,Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

Make a payment with PayPal: @swilliams@osgoodcenter.org
Or, Venmo account: @Shelton-Williams-11

THE OSGOOD CENTER DIFFERENCE

Dr. Shelton Williams of the Osgood Center has been leading academic seminar programs since the 1980s. Thus, Osgood’s contacts and familiarity with procedures and protocols serve as an invaluable resource for those attending this program and help ensure that Washington’s resources become fully accessible to those with diverse interests.

ABOUT THE OSGOOD CENTER

The Osgood Center is a non-profit educational organization that offers short-term experiential learning programs for college students in the U.S. and around the globe.

At the Osgood Center, our mission is to advance understanding of public affairs and contemporary international and domestic issues. We positively affect the lives of our participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize short-term active engagement and experiential learning programs such as academic seminars and internships. Our vision is a generation of young people who strive to understand public policy issues and work to find creative solutions to global problems. We are known for the personal attention we provide our program participants and for the customized instructional model that we utilize to help them achieve their academic and career goals. We welcome college students and recent graduates in all major fields.

2023 Texas Model UN

Austin 2023

February 3-5, 2023
LBJ School of Public Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

Preferred Registration: December 2022 (Other applicants will be considered on a need basis until the beginning of the conference)

The Osgood Center believes in the power of global education. We are a diverse team that includes former college professors, high school teachers, and experts in international affairs. For more than 20 years, the Osgood Center has committed to supporting the next generation of global leaders. Whether you are a young scholar, an experienced Model UN delegate, or an academic leader, you can trust us to provide you the knowledge, the skills, and the practical experience to gain exposure to real-world challenges. Texas Model United Nations (TEXMUN 2023) is an academic simulation that provides such a learning opportunity.

TexMUN 2023

If you are seeking a program to strengthen your diplomatic skills, to deepen your knowledge about global issues, and to connect with other students in the fields of international affairs, foreign policy, and human rights, TEXMUN 2023 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important world situations.

TexMUN 2023

Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations and Model APEC which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various locations and formats.

TexMUN 2023

Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEXAS MODEL UN 2023 (TEXMUN 2023) from FEBRUARY 3-5, 2023. The delegate fee is $75.00 (per participant). The institutional fee is $50.00 (per school).

TexMUN 2023

The Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference in 2003 in Washington DC. From 2015 to the present, Osgood Center has staged Texas Model UN (TEXMUN) in various locations around the state.

TexMUN 2023

Renewing its commitments, this year the Osgood Center proudly invites delegations to attend TEXMUN 2023 which will be a world-class learning experience. When students like you attend TEXMUN, they all bring different perspectives and approaches to tackle globally relevant issues in an authentic space for diplomacy, critical thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

DUE DATES FOR TEXAS MODEL UN 2023:

Payments (registration)- DECEMBER 16, 2022
Submission of POSITION PAPERS – JANUARY 11, 2023

PAYMENTS:

To pay by check or money order, please send your payment to:

Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K. St, NW,Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006

Make a payment with PayPal: @swilliams@osgoodcenter.org
Or, Venmo account: @Shelton-Williams-11

Important Links:

2022 Leadership Program, January 10-20

Change and Continuity in American Leadership
Two Weeks: Jan. 10-20, 2022

January Leadership ProgramA new era in American politics and international relations is presenting the U.S. with profound challenges to established approaches to education, business, journalism, politics, diplomacy, and even science. This program brings together leading journalists, analysts, diplomats, professionals, and educators to examine the significance of the times and to explore what is new, what is ephemeral, and what is lasting. Informed speakers, visits to Washington institutions, and diverse student participation will make this a unique experiential learning opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders.

The Osgood Center for International Studies invites your institution to participate in an academic seminar that past participants have said has transformed their views of our nation’s most important issues, inspired them to follow in the footsteps of leaders they admire, and dedicate themselves to an action-oriented future in society. The diverse program appeals to students in all major fields and all college levels from freshmen to recent graduates, including honors students.

WHY THIS OSGOOD CENTER PROGRAM?

The Osgood Center consults with faculty in order to cover preferred topics and to help arrange site visits. Whether this involves an emphasis on politics, domestic policy, foreign policy, the role of the media and interest groups, various public policy issues, or even the arts and humanities or sciences, we often can arrange appropriate activities to suit your preferences. We keep the size of the program reasonable, so most students are able to ask their questions and interact with the speakers. Staff are easily accessible, and students are able to interact more with those from other institutions.

Past site visits have included the Capitol Hill Visitors Center, the Library of Congress, visits with alumni in their places of work, Smithsonian museums, the Supreme Court, the White House, and embassies. Also, some groups have undertaken community service activities during the program.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

We begin the program with a Sunday evening orientation, a Monday morning icebreaker, and a keynote speaker. Then we visit the major D.C. sights on the National Mall and a reception with a speaker usually during week two. We will generally provide two speaker sessions in the morning and allow the faculty time to arrange site visits in the afternoon on their own or with our assistance. Time will be available for small group meetings for discussion and reflection. Special site visits in lieu of some of the morning presentations will likely be arranged to visit locations that the public often cannot arrange on their own.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

To accommodate various types of academic calendars, we are offering a two-week program ideal for Jan Term (though there is also an option to do only one of the weeks). Also, accommodations are often available before and after the program for institutions seeking to arrange their own additional instructional time. We also offer a one-week virtual program on Zoom (January 17-21) focusing on international issues: China, Climate Change, and Supply Chain politics. All sessions are recorded and available to view afterward.

The daily schedule will be available in November but expect leaders in politics, journalism, education, and gender equity. As always, we will have former White House Fellow, Congresspersons, and diplomats.

Two-week program
Jan. 10-20, 2022
Program Cost: $500 ($300 for one week)

Housing for this program is available at 2500 Penn for affordable rates for 1-3 persons per night, continental breakfast included. See: https://www.2500penn.com/

There is no program charge for the faculty, but they are responsible for the cost of their housing. Food, transportation, and other personal expenses are also not included for students or faculty.

DEADLINES & PAYMENTS

Reservations (via email) from institutions will be accepted until spaces are filled. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2021 but registrations may still be accepted if space is available. Housing costs may increase after our room block expires in November, so we encourage early applications and early invoicing.

Payment in full is required by December 13, 2021, unless other arrangements are made. Housing payment may be required at an earlier time to guarantee rates. Requests (in writing via email) for a full refund minus a $150 administrative fee are possible until December 13, 2021. No refunds are available for any reason after that date. To avoid disappointment due to illness, inclement weather, change of plans, etc., we encourage participants to consider travel insurance. Substitutions from the same school may be allowed after Dec. 13, if feasible.

THE OSGOOD CENTER DIFFERENCE

Dr. Shelton Williams of the Osgood Center has been leading academic seminar programs since the 1980s. Thus, Osgood’s contacts and familiarity with procedures and protocols serve as an invaluable resource for those attending this program and help ensure that Washington’s resources become fully accessible to those with diverse interests.

ABOUT THE OSGOOD CENTER

The Osgood Center is a non-profit educational organization that offers short-term experiential learning programs for college students in the U.S. and around the globe.

At the Osgood Center, our mission is to advance understanding of public affairs and contemporary international and domestic issues. We positively affect the lives of our participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize short-term active engagement and experiential learning programs such as academic seminars and internships. Our vision is a generation of young people who strive to understand public policy issues and work to find creative solutions to global problems.

We are known for the personal attention we provide our program participants and for the customized instructional model that we utilize to help them achieve their academic and career goals. We welcome college students and recent graduates in all major fields.

For more information and to make reservations, contact us at:

Shelton L. Williams, Ph.D.
President

The Osgood Center for International Studies
1629 K St, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006
Phone: 301-704-5538

Virtual US-China Symposium

July 5-15, 2021

The U.S.-China relationship is the most important bilateral connection in the world, and what happens in it has global consequences. The Biden Administration has said, in the words of Secretary of State Blinken, that the U.S relations with China will be “competitive where it should be, collaborative where in can be, and adversarial where it must be.” The U.S.-China Symposium will explore this dynamic and give voice to the many points of view within the U.S. and China about the intense competition expected and whether it will be creative or destructive. Former diplomats, think tank and academic experts, economists, businesspersons, and journalists from both nations will interact with participants from around the globe in this virtual conference. Special to this event will be perspectives of other nations in Asia: Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and India. The daily schedule will be final in June, but expect well respected analysts from Brookings, CSIS, the East-West Center, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and journalists from CNN, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Chinese representatives from businesses, media and academic circles will also attend.

Admission is on a rolling basis. The cost is $500 for participants from non-partner institutions, and payment is due upon registration through Venmo (@Shelton-Williams-11) or PayPal (swilliams@osgoodcenter.org). Email this application form to swilliams@osgoodcenter.org.

Summer Symposium 2021

The Summer Symposium on Foreign Policy

August 9-19, 2021

The Osgood Center’s Summer Symposium offers an in-depth, interactive analysis of the evolution of US foreign policy, international economics, and current issues in international affairs. Participants will gain a better understanding of international affairs and how to forge a career path in this field. This Symposium’s focus in 2021 is the Biden Administration’s first year

The forty-first annual Symposium will be virtual in 2021. Participants will meet analysts from think tanks, international institutions, and government agencies located in Washington, D.C. Among them will be the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Hudson Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International scholars, the Department of State, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and more.

Participants will also interact with admissions officials, former students, and professors from programs at George Washington’s Elliott School, Georgetown’s Walsh School, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and the American University School of International Service.

Osgood expects attendees from around the globe in 2021, including the U.S., China, Germany, Jordan, Morocco, Ecuador, and Canada. The cost per participant in a non-partner institution is $500. Admission is on a rolling basis, but each participant is asked to complete the Registration Form and pay in advance. (Venmo @Shelton-Williams-12 or PayPal  swilliams.ogoodcenter.org). The daily schedule will be available in July, but see 2019’s daily schedule as an example.

Osgood Professional Development Progr@m

Join the Osgood Professional Development Progr@m

The Professional Development Program connects you with a distinguished expert in DC. Together you will design a research topic that benefits the mentor and strengthens your professional skills. In addition, you will attend a weekly seminar with your peers and Dr. Shelton Williams. This is a transformative 6 week experience with a flexible schedule and a tailored design. There are two six-week sessions. One begins June 1 and the other begins July 16, 2021. There is a rolling admission policy, but space is limited.

Model Security Council 2020

September 4-6, 2020

The Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to MODEL SECURITY COUNCIL 2020 which will be held virtually in ZOOM in SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2020. Model Security Council is all about getting you involved –advancing the work of this UN body, enriching your educational experiences, and improving your leadership skills. There are multiple opportunities for students like you to deepen their understanding to face global challenges in a space for diplomatic collaboration, critical thinking, professionalism, and virtual engagement.

Location

The program will take place in Zoom. Meeting IDs and other details will be shared soon. APPLY NOW!

If you would like to participate in Model Security Council 2020, please COMPLETE your registration form. We highly encourage you to apply early.

CONTACT swilliams@osgoodcenter.org for more details!

August 27, 2020 is the DEADLINE TO SUBMIT the Position Papers.

TOPIC: NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY (NPT) REVISITED

March 5, 2020 was an important date for the global community: the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). A month before this relevant day, the Council President, Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve affirmed:

“The members of the Security Council paid tribute to the historical achievements made under the NPT and underlined its essential role in the preservation of international peace, security and stability, as well as the ultimate objective of a world without nuclear weapons. In light of current international geopolitical challenges, they stressed the importance of upholding and strengthening the Treaty.”

Model Security Council 2020 will provide program participants a platform to learn more and to gain experience addressing the three pillars of the NPT: non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The program also aims to encourage young professionals to explore and to spark an interest in them in non-proliferation issues. The purpose of the conference will be to revisit and revise the presidential statement of March 5th, 2020.

TexMUN – Houston 2020

February 7-9, 2020
University of Houston  |  Honors College

For more than 15 years, the Osgood Center has committed to training the next generation of global leaders. The Osgood Center believes in the power of education to provide future professionals the knowledge and practical experience to engage in global dialogue. Model United Nations is an academic simulation that offers ideal conditions for them to broaden their expertise and to learn tools for such engagement.

Texas Model United Nations

Whether you seek to strengthen your diplomatic skills, deepen your knowledge on global issues, or connect with other students in the fields of international affairs, foreign policy, and human rights, TEXMUN 2020 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important global issues.

Texas Model United Nations Osgood Center programs have brought together students from all around the world in its Model United Nations and Model APEC which have inspired the creation of similar programs in various high schools and universities globally.

Texas Model United NationsNow, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEXAS MODEL UN 2020 (TEXMUN 2020) which will be held at the University of Houston from FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020.

The Osgood Center hosted its first Model UN conference 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 Texas Model UN (TEXMUN) in various locations around the state.

Texas Model United Nations

Renewing its commitments, this year the Osgood Center proudly invites delegations to attend TEXMUN 2020 which will be held in the University of Houston, The Honors College, located at 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204 to participate in a world-class learning experience. When students like you attend TEXMUN, they all bring different perspectives and approaches to tackle globally relevant issues in an authentic space for diplomacy, critical thinking, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Information and Materials

About the Conference

The Honors College - University of HoustonLocation

The Honors College is housed in the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library (building 509), room 212.

University of Houston - MapRegistration

If you would like to participate in TEXMUN 2020, please COMPLETE your registration and payment process by DECEMBER 31, 2019. While there may be space available in January 2020, we highly encourage you to apply early.

The deadline to submit the positions papers for TEXMUN 2020 is JANUARY 24TH, 2020 by 11:59 P.M. (Eastern time). Papers should be sent in PDF format to: rv2219@tc.columbia.edu.

Hotel Information

We encourage you to plan ahead to get a convenient, comfortable, and safe place to stay at while attending TEXMUN 2020. The first five listings are traditional hotels, located in the downtown and Greenway areas of town. We suggest you to check rates for quadruple rooms.

Airbnb is also an option. Nice rentals at affordable rates near the UH campus as well as midtown and Montrose neighborhoods.

Payment