The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City. Thirty FAU undergraduates joined more than 5,000 college students from 350 universities in the annual competition where schools represent countries and students step into the shoes of diplomats to solve global problems.
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-three 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. FAU will next compete in Nationals in Washington, D.C. in November where it will defend its first place finish in 2018.
Information about the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program can be found at www.fau.edu/diplomacy.
Tzili Charney Visited the students at the competition