Penn State Harrisburg Model United Nations (PSHMUN) is one of the oldest traditions of Penn State Harrisburg. In 2017, PSHMUN celebrated its 45th anniversary.
Each year, several hundred students from high schools in central Pennsylvania come to simulate the work of the United Nations. Students pretend to be delegates from different countries, meeting in the different committees of the United Nations General Assembly, and engaging in complex negotiations to solve some of the most pressing issues in international affairs.
Penn State Harrisburg students working with the International Affairs Association/Rotaract Club (IAA/RC), organize this large-scale event and play the role of Secretary General, Under Secretary General, Chair, Co-Chair and Rapporteurs of the Security Council and General Assembly. It is a highly stimulating and professionalizing experience for students, who develop their organizational and inter-relational skills.
The PSHMUN experience is also complemented by a number of trips to Model UN conferences organized by other universities, an annual trip to the UN Headquarters in New York city and an advanced political science course on the United Nations.
For more specific information on this year's PSHMUN, please visit the official website.
For any inquiry, please contact Dr. Juliette Tolay, Faculty Director of PSHMUN, Adviser of IAA/RC and assistant professor of political science.