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Georgia Southern University hosts 47th annual High School Model United Nations Conference

January 22, 2018 – Georgia Southern University’s Department of Political Science and Division of Continuing Education will host the 47th annual High School Model United Nations (UN) Conference in the Nessmith-Lane Center in Statesboro on Feb. 1-3.    

This year’s conference will bring more than 450 high school students from 21 schools throughout Georgia, South Carolina and Florida to the Statesboro Campus. The student delegates will feature simulations of the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Human Rights Council. The delegates will caucus, debate world issues and write resolutions during the program.

“As director of Georgia Southern’s Model UN program for more than 20 years, I have yet to find a better conduit for teaching students the skills of writing, research and public speaking,” said Political Science Professor Barry J. Balleck, Ph.D. “In addition, Model UN builds leadership skills in students and sharpens their awareness of the global issues that will be part of their lives for many years to come.”  

Georgia Southern’s Model UN program was designated as one of the 2015-16 World’s Best International University Model UN Teams by the Model UN Institute and has been awarded with outstanding distinction for nine of the last 10 years at the National Model UN Conference in New York City.

Founded in 1972, the Georgia Southern Model UN program is one of the oldest and most continuous programs of its kind in the United States.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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