Model United Nations
One of the many ways the Academy tries to bring academics and application together is the Model United Nations (MUN) program. Following in the spirit in which the UN was founded, MUN brings delegations from colleges and universities together in intercollegiate simulations that stress the need for constructive, open dialogue among all participants as the key to addressing the complex problems facing the international community. Through an emphasis on international consensus, team members gain an appreciation for the difficulty of balancing national interests with the need for multilateral solutions.
Delegation members represent an assigned country at the conferences, affording them an excellent opportunity for intellectual and personal growth. They have a chance to apply their learning about international relations to specific issues, and they learn more about other country's politics. The process of preparing to represent foreign viewpoints forces the cadets to critically evaluate their own perspective. This extension of the intellectual experience outside the classroom injects excitement into the cadet's learning process.