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Model United Nations Club

The Model United Nations Club has been active at ARC since 2004. It is an academic club that conducts educational and informational activities for the benefit of its members and the college community. We provide an opportunity for members to participate in an intercollegiate competition to better understand international politics, cooperative dialogue, formal debate, research processes and writing, and diplomatic skills.

ARC’s Model United Nations Club has frequently won awards at various competitions, including the Model United Nations of the Far West conference

Why should you join?

The ARC-MUN provides a positive and fun environment for further learning. Not only will you learn more about the world but also will meet a very outgoing group of people. Members of the club do not need any previous experience or classes to join. Many members are social science majors (political science, history, sociology, international studies) but we have had engineering, physics, economics, business, and biology majors. In the world today, we are all part of the international community, and this club helps connect you to it. Additionally, you will be an active part of the college community which may benefit your college application and individual resume. Not surprisingly, 90% of MUN-ARC members transferred to a UC or CSU.

Club Contact Information

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President: TBD

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Collihan

What is the point of the competition?

The competition simulates the structure of the United Nations and the various issues on its agenda. As Delegates, you represent selected member states of the United Nations; during the 2022 Conference, ARC-MUN represented Finland. It was an enlightening experience to view the world from a different perspective. Yes, we were from Finland at the competition and represented their points of view exactly.At the competition, success is measured if delegates can work collaboratively to get resolutions passed in their committee. It is also measured by receiving an award of Distinction in the Art and Practice of Diplomacy by the MUNFW.This year we are excited to attend the 72nd Session of the MUNFW Conference in person.

When and where is the competition?

We will attend the 72nd Session of the Model United Nations of the Far West Conference: "A Force for Good: Global Health and Technology for a Sustainable Future." ARC-MUN will represent New Zealand at the conference April 21 - 25, 2023 in Burlingame, CA at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.