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Gvpt 388s - Topical Investigations:Model United Nations

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M ODEL U NITED GVPT 388S W INTER 2010 N ATIONS O RGANIZATION OF A M ERICAN S TATES J AVIERIA A LARCON T ONY M ARCUM 1104 Centreville 5 9304 jalarcon gvpt umd edu 1104 Centreville 5 9304 amarcum gvpt umd edu Website https elms umd edu webapps portal frameset jsp INTRODUCTION Congratulations on joining the International Studies IS Model United Nations UN and Model Organization of American States OAS Program for the 2009 2010 year Participating in the IS Model Programs gives students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of international relations through experiential learning We have designed this course to prepare students for participation in these two conferences in two ways First we will examine the primary functions of these two organizations and their diplomatic role with respect to issues and topics that each addresses as well as the policies of our country assignments With each organization we will have several committee assignments In these committees we shall assume that role of diplomats representing the policies or our countries to others from around the world in an attempt to negotiate and create solutions for a wide variety of global problems These include but certainly are not limited to human rights protection of the environment economic development disarmament the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the complexities surrounding war and peace Second the program will also examine the history activities and laws of our two assigned countries as we learn their foreign policies for a particular topic and development appropriate plans of action for committees Each student will represent their respective country at one of the two conferences on a committee assigned to our delegation Delegates attending the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference in Boston MA will represent the Slovak Republic and a Non Governmental Organization not yet determined Delegates attending the Washington Model Organization of American States will



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