Model United Nations

Model United Nations is offered as a 2-unit class and is also a student-run club, advised by Dr. Julio Minoves-Triquell. This organization’s primary goal is to educate the student body about the role the United Nations plays in international affairs.

This is accomplished through simulations of the diplomacy and politics that occur in the United Nations. Each year, the students attend the National Collegiate Model United Nations conference held in New York, as well as other conferences held both locally and nationally. They have represented such varied countries as Guatemala, Fiji, Jordan, Ethiopia, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, and Saudi Arabia.

I never realized how much I would grow as an individual in Model United Nations. The program has given me the opportunity to hone my negotiating, writing, and presentation skills. In addition, it has provided me with the opportunity to connect and build friendships with a community of people that share similar interests.”
Sarah Keagy, 2009-2010 MUN President

Conferences Attended

  • National Model United Nations, New York City
  • American Model United Nations, Chicago
  • ATHGO, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Model Arab League, University of San Francisco
  • National Model United Nations, Washington, D.C.
  • University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations, Philadelphia, PA
  • MUN of the FarWest, San Francisco, CA
  • TrojanMUN, Los Angeles, CA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara Model United Nations, Santa Barbara, CA

Conferences Hosted at the University of La Verne

  • West Coast Model Arab League, 2011

In addition to MUN fundraising efforts, events and conference attendance was co-financed by the International Studies Institute, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, and College of Business and Public Management.

Representing La Verne

La Verne Model United Nations students represent the university at campuses and events across the country.  Student participation:

  • provides hands-on education for participants
  • generates interest in MUN programs among the undergraduate population
  • spreads the positive image and name of the university
  • serves as a recruitment tool for potential students to the university

Donate to Model United Nations

Please make checks payable to University of La Verne Model United Nations and mail to:

Dr. Julio Minoves-Triquell, Advisor
Model United Nations
University of La Verne
1950 Third St.
Founders Hall 114
La Verne, CA  91750