Howard University, Converse College and the Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, Kent State University, in collaboration with Embassies of NATO member states in Washington, DC, sponsor an annual simulation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the form of a Model NATO conference. The 31st Annual International Model NATO conference is scheduled for February 11 – 14, 2016. The Model is essentially a simulation of the proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, augmented by pre-conference study and briefings at embassies of NATO member states in Washington, DC. It provides a unique opportunity to study the role and activities of NATO as well as the military, political-security, and economic issues facing the Alliance.

Through simulation, students gain an understanding of the capabilities and constraints that shape the policies of NATO countries in determining matters of collective security. Apart from dealing with a prepared agenda, students grapple with a contemporary crisis to be revealed at the Model.

Each participating university represents a member state of NATO and /or a NATO partner state. Upon registration, participants shall receive preparatory material, which include the Agenda, Delegation Handbook and pertinent NATO publications.

Each delegation shall be briefed at the Embassy of the country it represents.

Country assignments are now being made for the 2016 Conference. For more information please contact:

Professor Michael C. Nwanze
Department of Political Science, Howard University
2441 6th Street, NW. Washington, DC. 20059
Telephone: 202/806-9343; 6720
Email: mnwanze@howard.edu

Professor Timothy Scarnecchia
Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Studies
Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242
Tel:(330) 672-7980 Fax: (330) 672-4025
Email: tscarnec@kent.edu

Professor Joe P. Dunn
Department of History & Politics
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 596-9101.
Email: Joe.Dunn@converse.edu