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OU Students Place in Model United Nations Conference

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OU Students Place in Model United Nations Conference

March 28, 2024

NORMAN, OKLA. – Two student delegations from the University of Oklahoma placed in the top eight at the Midwest Model United Nations 64 conference.

The conference included over 100 delegations from 29 different institutions. OU’s Model UN student organization brought three delegations, 16 students.

“Overall, it was a great experience,” said Lucas Seeley, a junior in the College of International Studies and OU Model United Nations student president. “This is more of a learning conference. So, it's trying to get people acclimated to how Model United Nations functions and just getting used to public speaking, engaging in diplomacy and being able to think from the perspective of a given nation.”

Seeley said this year’s performance at the annual conference was one of the best showings for the team that he has seen, with all students interested in going being able to participate.

The students in the organization are also preparing for a national tournament in Washington, D.C., in the fall.

“We are so proud of our OU Model UN team,” said Jonathan Stalling interim dean of the college. “Their accomplishments this year speak to the hard work and dedication of the current members and leaders and their desire to see the club not only regroup after the disruptive years following the pandemic, but to genuinely open a new chapter for Model UN at OU with the goal of competing on the national stage. As the home of Model UN at OU, the College of International Studies will continue to support this growth and cannot wait to see what our team will do next year.”

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. As the state’s flagship university, OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. OU was named the state’s highest-ranking university in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent Best Colleges list. For more information about the university, visit ou.edu.


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