Archives for February 2022

The UMW IRO Attended UNC Model UN Conference – Nov 2021

In November 2021, UMW’s International Relations Organization took a team of 16 student delegates on a trip to the University of North Carolina Model United Nations Conference. Read more about their experiences below! … [Read more...]

Cassandra Atkinson Co-authors Column with Professors Farnsworth and Hanna

Political Science major Cassandra Atkinson '23 is a co-author of a column on Virginia politics, along with UMW Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth and UMW Geography Professor Stephen Hanna. Check out the article in Virginia Capitol Connections Winter 2022 issue (page 12-13). … [Read more...]

UMW International Relations Organization’s First Saturday Simulation

The UMW International Relations Organization (IRO) is putting on the first-ever 'Saturday Simulation,' surrounding NATO's response to the fall of the Soviet Union, set in the final days of 1991. In the debate style of a Model UN 'Crisis Committee,' delegates will represent member states of NATO in a fast-paced simulation of historical events, influenced entirely by their decisions. It's a casual affair, but schemes, assassinations, invasions, and intrigue are expected. The simulation is on Saturday the 12th of February 2022, from 11-3:30 in the Monroe 233! To attend, use this link to RSVP for Feb 2022 Sat Sim and select your preferred nation to represent -- to guarantee a spot, please RSVP by Wednesday the 9th. After filling out the form, we'll send out further information concerning basic research and historical briefs, and anything else we think might be helpful. For more information, (or, if you'd like to be involved in any capacity) come to our weekly IRO meetings. We debate … [Read more...]