Model UN  

Model United Nations program at Trinity University provides a diverse group of students, faculty and staff a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context by addressing important issues such as peace and security, humanitarian affairs, international law, economic and social development and the environment and helps students to better understand of the inner working of the United Nations.

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MUN competes in Boston
Harvard-based event draws 2,500 students, including 15 from TU, to simulated UN activities
Emily Faber
Trinitonian Issue date:2/20/09: http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=95609504621&h=Q0rv9&u=Thrrx

There are two ways to participate in Model UN at Trinity University: MUN class and MUN club.  At the meetings students build skills in diplomacy and compromise, hold practice simulations, discuss current world events, plan for conferences and organize fundraising efforts. 

INTL 4103-1 Model United Nations is one-hour credit course (pass/fail) offered in fall and spring semesters and is designed to introduce students to the structure and practices of the United Nations through local development of practical, competitive models which reflect the functions and missions of that institution.  As such, the course is largely student-driven with many key organizational and policy decisions made collectively by the class. The lessons allow students to become immersed in international affairs, globalization and multilateral diplomacy while building essential public speaking and debating skills. Students in class research a country, investigate international issues pertained to that country in contrast with its allies and opposition and develop solutions to world problems and take on roles as diplomats.  Select students in class participate in regional, national and international conferences. 

Trinity MUN Club is an approved Trinity Student Organization and its purpose is:

  • To educate students on international diplomacy allowing them to become better global citizens.
  • To familiarize students with different political, economical, and social aspects of the United Nations and different organizations.
  • To prepare students to become contributing members of the international community.
  • To develop communicational skills and a greater understanding of international relations among students.
Celebrating United Nations Day 2009 at Trinity University with a book display at the library

2009-2010 Trinity MUN officers:
President, Amalia Benke abenke@trinity.edu
Vice-President, Natalia Martinez
Treasurer, Jose Jaramillo
Social Responsibility Chair, Meredith Vinez
Public Relations, Laura Bahr
Webmaster, Mike Kirgan
Secretary, Krystal Kohler
MUN Advisor, Inessa Stepanenko

Trinity MUN club website (under construction)

Contact information:
Dr. Robert Huesca, Chair of International Studies
Inessa Stepanenko, Advisor


Questions or comments?


International Studies Department
One Trinity Place,
San Antonio, Texas 78212-7200
(210) 999-7313
(210) 999-7305 fax