The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University finished first overall in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C., November 8-11. Sixty universities from across the nation participated. This is the first National title for the Program.
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 thirty-two 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. Political Science professors Jeffrey Morton & Annette LaRocco direct the program, which will next compete in Nationals in New York City in April.
Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy.