The Objectives of the Model United Nations Society at STFX are:
-To spread interest of political issues at STFX related to the United Nations
-To expand the knowledge base of the United Nations structure and process
-To promote discussion on current security, economic and social Issues affecting
the international system
-To provide a foundation for this society to expand upon
The Requirements for Membership in this Society are:
-Student at STFX
-Interest in Political Issues
-Desire to discuss International Relations
For information on other Model United Nations Societies:
Harvard National Model United Nations
If you are interested in joining the Model United Nations Society,
Professor Youngwon Cho
Taking Model United Nations as a 3-credit course. Offered, normally, every second year, Political Science 357. The prerequisites are PSCI 101, 102 (100) and 6 credits of PSCI at the 200 level (251/252 recommended).
PSCI 357 is an introduction to the structures, activities, and operations of the UN, the protocols and procedures of UN deliberations, and contemporary international issues and agendas faced by the UN and its member states. The course is build around student preparation for, and participation in, simulated UN deliberations at the Five-day annual NMUN Conference in New York scheduled for March. Conference attendance is mandatory; there are additional travel-related costs; and fund raising is required.
Fault Lines in Israel PalestineFault lines in Israel/Palestine (PSCI 364) is an on-the-ground course in political science addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be conducted on-the-ground in Israel and the Palestinian Territories over a 10 day period at the end of the Winter Semester every second year. The course will be heavily subsidized, thanks to a grant from the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation. The course aims to foster understanding, empathy, and a nuanced analysis of Israeli and Palestinian politics and culture using a mixed-methods format (formal lectures and seminar discussions, guided tours of relevant sites, meetings with Israeli and Palestinian cultural figures, policy makers, activists, and academics, and informal encounters).
This course is a companion to PSCI 356 Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Students are strongly encouraged to take that course and must take 101 and 102 and six additional credits at the 200 level.
Sample itinerary (pdf)
The cost of the trip will be $500 and will include airfare, accommodations, most meals, ground, and insurance. Students will be expected to offset the costs of some meals. Scholarships are available to cover the costs of this program. For more information, please contact Prof. Jamie Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org