The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University received the Best Commissioner Award at the Model European Union competition in Bloomington, Indiana. Ashley Amian and Lucia Barnes participated in the diplomatic simulation, the students represented Austria.
The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which trains students in world affairs, dispute resolution and debate, was established in 1996 and is a unit of the Peace, Justice & Human Rights Program. To date, the program has won twenty national and international awards for academic excellence.
In 2017, the program was named to honor the diplomatic legacy of Leon Charney, who played a key role in the 1978 Camp David Accords. Professor & Foreign Policy Association Fellow Dr. Jeffrey Morton directs the program, which will next compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in November. Both Ashley and Lucia will lead a delegation of students representing the Russian Federation in the fall competition.