International Model NATO: Washington, United States

The School support up to 6 students to form a delegation at this annual Model NATO Conference to participate in a role play exercise of decision making in NATO. Accompanied by Head of Government and Society, Professor Mark Webber. This is held in Washington D.C.. Students in previous years have represented France, Turkey and the United States.

This event is targeted at postgraduate students. The school will provide registration fees, accommodation and most meals during the trip, those selected need only to cover their own flights and spending money and to be eligible for a US visa.

Reports and profiles

POLSIS students take part in Model NATO in Washington D.C. (2014)

POLSIS students take part in Model NATO in Washington D.C. (2014)
Description
This year, the University of Birmingham delegation had the pleasure of representing the United States at the 29th Model NATO Conference, held in Washington D.C. in February 2014.
Date:
24 March 2014

Student profile: Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Student profile: Felix Cairns, International Model NATO Conference 2013
Description
All delegations stayed in the same hotel, so were advised to remain "in-role" throughout the conference. And we found ourselves becoming embroiled in fascinating debates over meals and drinks with some very capable students from universities across America, Canada and Europe. It became evident to me that diplomacy requires a constant engagement in and consideration for major world issues, and that productive discussion can occur anywhere, from the formal debates in the conference, to the less formal encounters in lifts and at the bar!
Date:
20 February 2013

Student profile: Brami Van Crombrugge, International Model NATO Conference 2013

Student profile: Brami Van Crombrugge, International Model NATO Conference 2013
Description
The general aura that surrounded the ongoing debates in the Defense Planning Group was indescribable. While certain delegates were returning to their 2nd/3rd Model NATO conference, others (such as Felix and I) were experiencing our very first. It was an absolute honour to be part of such an invaluable event and to be able to learn from such a diverse variety of students.
Date:
20 February 2013

International Model NATO - Washington, United States (2012)

International Model NATO - Washington, United States (2012)
Description
In February 2012, a delegation of five postgraduate students from POLSIS and the International Development Department took part in the annual Model NATO event in Washington D.C. Model NATO is a three-day event in which delegations play out the process of debate, negotiation and decision-making within the Atlantic Alliance.
Date:
14 March 2012

International Model NATO - Washington, United States (2011)

International Model NATO - Washington, United States (2011)
Description
In February 2011, a delegation of six postgraduate students from POLSIS took part in the annual Model NATO event in Washington D.C. Model NATO is a three-day event in which delegations play out the process of debate, negotiation and decision-making within the Atlantic Alliance.
Date:
04 April 2011

More information

Further details of the Model NATO will become available in the autumn term. It is anticipated that the event itself will take place in early February 2015.