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Model African Union

The purpose of the Model African Union is to bring together delegations from a handful of universities whose members agree to represent a country in the African Union.

It is organized annually by Howard University in partnership with the African Union Mission in Washington, D.C. Université Laval took part in the event for the first time in 2010, representing Benin.

As with all simulation exercises, participants must temporarily set aside their personal values and national identities to put themselves in the shoes of a diplomat from their assigned country. They represent their country, taking on the role of head of state, minister, or ambassador. English is the official language for all model sessions, but discussions may spark the occasional use of other languages.

 

This is a unique opportunity !

In 2015 : the UL délegation will represent South Africa. The Model takes place from 19 to 24 February, in Washington DC.

The 2013 Model African Union was held February 21–25 in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Université Laval's delegation included two HEI students—Joëlle Timma Toupé and Stéfanie Lévesque—who were also instrumental in founding the association that supported the delegation’s participation in the simulation.

In 2014, the crisis in Mali was the mock situation participants were faced with, and by chance the Université Laval delegation was chosen to represent Mali. Students had the opportunity to sit down at a number of negotiating tables.

 

Information

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Website: http://www.desual-ulaval.org/ Nota Bene : web site does not work at this moment (January 2015)

 

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