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Tulane University

CIPR sponsors Tulane Students at the Washington Model General Assembly of the Organization of American States (WMOAS)

November 23rd, 2009

The annual Washington Model General Assembly of the Organization of American States (WMOAS) is a five-day simulation of the OAS General Assembly designed to teach students about the structures and processes of the OAS, about topical issues facing the hemisphere, and about the art of diplomacy. Students from over 30 universities throughout Latin America and the United States represent member countries through ten-person delegations that meet in five different committee sessions. Prior to arriving in DC, student delegations thoroughly research the history and positions of their chosen member country and author resolutions based on the perspective of the country which they present and debate in committee. The exercise allows students unprecedented access to the OAS and its member state missions. The opening and closing ceremonies are held at the Hall of the Americas at OAS Headquarters; these sessions are attended by ambassadors and the OAS Secretary General. Committee sessions are held at the Fairmont Hotel near Georgetown.

Tulane has participated for the last three years, representing Honduras, Jamaica and Panama. This year Tulane’s delegation will represent Nicaragua. Faculty from various Tulane departments, including Political Science, History, and Sociology participate in the students’ preparation as lecturers and consultants. In addition to CIPR, the program is funded through generous contributions from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of the Provost, the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honor’s Department, the Newcomb College Institute and Newcomb Tulane College.

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