Student Clubs and Activities

The two main student activities take place on a yearly basis, the Air Force Academy Conference and the Model Arab League.

Air Force Academy Conference

Every year two students are selected to attend the annual conference held at the Air Force Academy.  All expenses are paid.

Convened annually since 1959, the Academy Assembly is an undergraduate student conference held by the United States Air Force Academy, co-sponsored with Columbia University’s American Assembly. The symposium brings together approximately 75 students from over 50 universities across North America for a meaningful, proactive debate on current national and international issues.

Model Arab League

Model Arab League is a student-run group that participates each year in a regional conference, at which UNC and 21 other schools (including the University of California at Berkeley, Victor Valley College and the University of California at Santa Barbara) take on the identity of an Arab nation and debate topics pertaining to the Arab world, such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, petro-politics, civil unrest and women’s rights.  The UNC group begins preparing for the conference in the fall semester by learning about politics in the region, becoming well-versed in parliamentary procedure and participating in mock sessions.

The Department of Political Science and International Affairs is proud to sponsor this program involving our most outstanding students.  In 2010, UNC Political Science majors took an impressive number of awards, which included:

  • Clare Mikhail—Outstanding Delegate for the Social Affairs Committee
  • Jared Kelly—Outstanding Delegate for the Joint Defense Committee
  • Will Schiffelbein—Outstanding Delegate for the Political Affairs Committee

Most impressive is the fact that the UNC Delegation as a whole won the highest honor of the Model Arab League, the award for Outstanding Delegation or First Place!