Overview of Bard College Model United Nations
Model United Nations is a politics and history club inspired by real-life UN proceedings. Club members take on the role of a diplomat, leader, or other historical figure in sessions that simulate intergovernmental and intra-governmental assemblies. In the process, they gain a deeper understanding of international politics and world issues; improved skills in public speaking, debate, rhetoric, and interpersonal communication; and a sense of comradery with other members. Club simulations and training sessions are held weekly. Throughout the year, the club will participate in several conferences at other colleges; members are encouraged to attend at least one per semester.