TexMUN – Waco 2018

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).

Colorful flags of the world outside of the United Nations building in New York City.Position Papers

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

Information and Materials

Download the TexMUN Flyer
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 Made available during October 2017.

General Assembly First: [Curbing the Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons; Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones]
Asia-Pacific Cooperation: [Topics to be determined]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: [World Heritage Sites: Balancing Tourism and Preservation; Education and Science for Agriculture in Africa]
Security Council: [Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; Peace and Security in Africa]

TexMUN Committee Chairs

Darby Capps
Security Council Committee Chair, Secretary General

Darby CappsDarby 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 alum. Presently, she is a graduate student at Oklahoma University pursuing 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 ZhuXuan 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
GA2 Committee Chair

Eric ViningEric 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.

Hotel Information
Comfort Suites (recommended)
2700 La Salle Ave
Waco, Texas, 76706
Other hotels are near the university

Flight Information
The nearest airports is Waco Regional (ACT), serviced only by American Airlines. Next closest is Killeen-Fort Hood Regional (GRK), serviced by American, Delta, and United. Other airport options are Dallas-Love, DFW, Austin, and College Station.

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