What is Model African Union?

It is with great pleasure that the African Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Pittsburgh is once again hosting the high school Model African Union (MAU) simulation on Tuesday, April 2, 2019! The MAU is a wonderful educational opportunity for students to gain firsthand knowledge about African issues while assuming the role of delegates responsible for debating and resolving issues of African and global significance. On the day of the conference, students role-play delegates to the African Union (AU) and simulate AU committees operating within the framework of the African Union.

In preparation for the conference, students will be assigned a country to research and represent. Students will work in teams to identify their country's interests and positions (both locally and globally) while learning how to successfully negotiate without compromising national interests. The goal of the MAU is to promote the ideals and principles of the AU, foster greater understanding of issues facing African nations, and create a platform to discuss conflict resolution, sustainable development and diplomacy initiatives. 

Registration will be open until December 20th. Please note the ASP has decided to implement a $10 registration fee per student to ensure the continued success of the MAU for years to come. The deadline to submit the registration fee is February 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the African Studies Office.

For more information please visit the FAQ page.

The 2019 MAU Conference will be held at the William Pitt Union located at 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.