Department of Political Science hosted the 8th Annual ACMUN conference

The Department of Political Science and the UCA Model United Nations (MUN) student organization hosted the 8th annual Arkansas Collegiate Model United Nations (ACMUN) conference at UCA on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Nearly 100 college and university students from Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, Arkansas Tech University, Hendrix College, Harding University, Lyon College, Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Oklahoma), Northwest Arkansas Community College-Bentonville, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and UCA participated in the conference, including simulations of the Security Council, Human Rights Council (HRC), Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC), and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).  UCA students represented the delegations of Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, France, Kazakhstan, Panama, Peru, South Africa, and Sweden.  Dr. Mark Elrod and Dr. Mark Mullenbach served as faculty advisors for the UCA delegations participating in the conference.

Outstanding Delegations:
Security Council – Cote d’Ivoire (Hendrix College)
Economic & Social Council – Australia (Harding University) and Nigeria (Hendrix College)
Human Rights Council – Senegal (Hendrix College)
UN Environment Programme – Senegal (Hendrix College)

Outstanding Delegation-Honorable Mentions:
Security Council – France (UCA), Kuwait (UA-Little Rock), Netherlands (NSU), Russian Federation (ATU), United Kingdom (ASU-Jonesboro)
Economic & Social Council – Democratic Republic of Congo (Hendrix College), France (UCA), Republic of Korea (Lyon College), Rwanda (ASU-Jonesboro), Sweden (UCA), and United Kingdom (ASU-Jonesboro)
Human Rights Council – Cote d’Ivoire (Hendrix College), Democratic Republic of Congo (Hendrix College), Ethiopia (UCA), Nigeria (Hendrix College), Philippines (ATU), and United Arab Emirates (UA-Little Rock)
UN Environment Programme – Australia (Harding University), Democratic Republic of Congo (Hendrix College), Kuwait (UA-Little Rock), Nigeria (Hendrix College), Peru (UCA), Russian Federation (ATU), and Saudi Arabia (UA-Little Rock)

Best Overall Delegation:
Nigeria – Hendrix College

Best Overall Delegations-Honorable Mentions:
Australia – Harding University
Cote d’Ivoire – Hendrix College
Democratic Republic of Congo – Hendrix College
France – University of Central Arkansas
Guatemala – Arkansas State University-Beebe
Kuwait – University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Russian Federation – Arkansas Tech University
Senegal – Hendrix College
Tunisia – University of Arkansas-Little Rock
United Kingdom – Arkansas State University-Jonesboro