2021 International Model African Union Conference

Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 19-21, 2021


African Union

Union Africaine

Uniåo Africana

Howard University in collaboration with the African Union Mission in Washington, D.C. 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 forty years of simulation of the OAU and now AU, the 19th Annual International Model African Union Conference will be held from February 20th to 21st, 2021.

The International Model African Union provides a unique opportunity for university and college students to study the role, structure and activities of the African Union as well as the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of member states  toward the economic, social, and political-security issues facing African countries.  Because of health and safety concerns in the context of the novel corona virus pandemic and to facilitate the participation of international partners in Canada and Kenya, the 2021 simulation will be virtual.

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.  The agendas of each of five committees taken together encompass these issues.

Each participating university represents one or more Member States of the African Union.  Preparatory material will be available on line.

Country assignments are now being made for the 2021 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 January 17, 2021.