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FAU’s Diplomacy Program Earns Two Top Awards at the 2014 National Model U.N. in New York City

BOCA RATON,  Fla. (April 22, 2014) – The Florida Atlantic University Diplomacy Program recently received the Distinguished Delegation Award and the Outstanding Delegation Award for its participation in the 2014 National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

Forty FAU undergraduates represented the university in what is the largest, most prestigious collegiate simulation of the United Nations in the world. This marks the eighth consecutive year that FAU has received a national award in this competition. FAU was the only school in the state of Florida to receive either a Distinguished Delegation or Outstanding Delegation Award.

The six-day simulation included more than 6,000 university students from around the world.  The FAU delegation that received the Distinguished Delegation Award was representing Costa Rica and the delegation that received the Outstanding Delegation Award represented Finland.

FAU’s Diplomacy Program was established in 1996 in order to train students in the art of negotiation, conflict resolution and global problem solving. Annually, the Program prepares students for diplomatic competitions in numerous venues. In addition to more than 30 hours of competition, FAU students visited the United Nations, attended a career fair hosted by international organizations, and attended presentations by U.N. officials and diplomats.

The Diplomacy Program is housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters and is made possible by the generous support of the South Florida community. For more information about the Diplomacy Program, visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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