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2017 National Model African Union Conference

Howard University Washington, D.C

February 23-26, 2017

The Model African Union Club is an organization of students interested in studying current African Issues and the role, structure and activities of the African Union. It provides students with a great opportunity to better understand the inner workings of the African Union while also enhancing skills in research, diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing and teamwork.

Club members are undergraduate and graduate students from multidisciplinary fields and the professional schools. Each member is assigned a country and committee. It is the student's job to represent their country at the National Model African Union Conference hosted annually, and sponsored by Howard University in collaboration with the African Union Mission and Member State Embassies in Washington D.C.

Model AU club members meet once every other week in the Fall semester and weekly in the Spring semester to prepare for the conference. Each member is assigned a country and a committee. Students research the topics associated with their committee, give policy speeches, and write resolutions. The meetings are mandatory in order to prepare adequately for participation at the conference in Washington D.C. and to be good representatives of Pitt. In D.C., all delegates will be briefed at the embassy of the country or countries they are representing.

When students return from the conference, they continue as club members and help with organizing and preparing for the Model African Union for High School Students which is hosted at the University of Pittsburgh in March.

Interested students should contact Graduate Fellow, Alicia Houser at alh215@pitt.edu.

For Conference Program click here

Delegation List

Agenda click here

Model AU Handbook

Rules and procedure

To join Model African Union at the University of Pittsburgh contact africastp@gmail.com.