2020 International Model African Union Conference

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 20 - 23, 2020


African Union

Union Africaine

Uniåo Africana

Howard University in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Washington, D.C. and Member State Embassies sponsors an annual simulation of the African Union, the regional organization of African states, in the form of an International Model African Union Conference.  Celebrating thirty-nine years of simulation of the OAU and now AU, the 18th Annual International Model African Union Conference is scheduled for February 20-23, 2020.

The International Model African Union is a simulation of the proceedings of the African Union, augmented by pre-conference study at home institutions and Embassy briefings  in Washington, D.C.  It provides a unique opportunity for university and college students to study the role, structure and activities of the African Union as well as the economic, social, and political-security issues facing African countries.

Through simulation, students gain a better and clearer understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of AU member states in the arena of intra-African diplomacy on issues of mutual concern.  In addition to a prepared agenda containing these issues, students in the Executive Council grapple with a contemporary crisis to be revealed at the Model.

Each participating university represents one or more Member States of the African Union.  Upon registration, you shall receive preparatory material, which shall include the Delegation Handbook and the Faculty Advisor’s Handbook.  Your delegation shall be briefed at the Embassy of the country/countries you represent.

Country assignments are now being made for the 2020 Conference.  For registration and other information please contact:

Dr. Michael C. Nwanze

Department of Political Science

Howard University

Washington D.C. 20059

Telephone (301) 879-8866

Email mnwanze@howard.edu

This website is managed by Dr. Jack Parson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina who can be reached at parsonj@cofc.edu.  The site was last updated on April 1, 2020.