TexMUN 2021

February 5-6, 2021

Texas Model United Nations

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.

Whether you seek to strengthen your diplomatic skills, deepen your knowledge on global issues, or connect with other students, TexMUN 2021 will provide you the opportunity to learn from other delegates while you discuss today’s most important global issues.

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

Now, the Osgood Center is proud to invite participants to TEX MODEL UN 2021 (OSMUN 2021) which will be held on Zoom February 5-7, 2021. 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. In 2019 Osgood conducted a 325 delegate Model UN at the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

Keynote Speaker, Jerry Pubantz

Jerry Pubantz

Jerry Pubantz is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University and his undergraduate degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. He is the co-author or editor of four books on the United Nations. His latest volume with co-author, John Moore, is entitled American Presidents and the United Nations: Internationalism in the Balance. Dr. Pubantz teaches courses on International Organization, American foreign policy, Middle East politics, the politics of globalization, and international relations. He appears regularly on television and radio to discuss international affairs and American politics. He is a member of the Middle East Policy Council’s National Advisory Board, a former President of the North Carolina Political Science Association, the co-founder of the Southern Association of Pre-law Advisers, and the former Chairman of the National Collegiate Conference Association, corporate sponsor of the National Model United Nations in New York City. His articles have appeared in Politics and Policy, the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, ArabiesTrends, Social Forces, and the Turkish Journal of International Relations among other periodicals.

Conference Chairs

Sophia FultonSophia Fulton – WHO Chair
Sophia Fulton is a senior Business Fellow at Baylor University, studying Arabic, Economics, and Finance. She is one of the head delegates for Baylor’s Model United Nations program and has attended several TexMUN and National Model United Nations conferences. Additionally, she participated in Baylor’s Model Arab League program and worked as a chair for the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Model Arab League conference. Her academic and professional interests focus on the intersections between U.S. economic and strategic policy in the Middle East. She has interned for the Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Most recently, she worked as an intern for the Institute for the Study of War’s Iraq team. She is a 2021 Rangel International Affairs Fellow and will join the Department of State’s Foreign Service after graduate school.

Molly McFadden – GA3 Chair
Molly McFadden I’m a recent graduate of Alma College with majors in Political Science and History. During my time at Alma I was a member of their award winning Model UN team focusing primarily on refugee rights. My Model UN career with Alma also provided me with the opportunity to travel to New Delhi to work with the Shiv Nadar School system to run a system of Model UN conferences set up by the Alma College Model UN team previously. Continuing my interest in human rights in college outside of Model UN led me to an internship with Anera in Washington D.C. Anera is American Near East Refugee Aid, an American 501c3 non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid to the Middle East, specifically the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Jordan. I’m looking forward to this conference and the discussions about human rights!

Elizabeth FlatoffElizabeth Flatoff – SC Chair
I am a senior at Alma College and have been a part of the Model UN team for 4 years. During the summer after my freshman year I travelled to India for 2 months to teach about climate change and run a Model UN conference. I plan to pursue a career in politics and international policy and will continue my studies at Middlebury Institute for a masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies after graduation in April.

Information and Materials

Position Papers due January 15, 2021 to swilliams@osgoodcenter.org.