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.

‘The entire experience afforded me some fantastic skills and experiences that I would not have had otherwise… Model NATO 2018 was one of the most valuable experiences of my life.’

Bryony Pike, International Development Student, Model NATO 2018

Reports and profiles

Student profile: Bryony Pike, International Model NATO Conference 2018

Description
Model NATO 2018 was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. As a mature student doing a masters in International Development, doing something so politically focused was out of my comfort zone.
Date:
18 September 2018

Students from POLSIS and the School of Government and Society take part in Model NATO (2016)

Description
This year, the University of Birmingham delegation had the pleasure of representing the United States at the 31st Model NATO Conference, held in Washington D.C. in February 2016.
Date:
08 April 2016

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

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.