In the current academic year, the Department of International Relations and European Studies has introduced four Model United Nations courses (2 courses at undergraduate level and 2 courses at master level). One course at each study level refers to the regional model, while the other refers to the global model of simulating the functioning of the UN and its individual bodies.
Classes are held in collaboration with Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The exceptional combination of theoretical knowledge and practice in a real international environment is at the heart of the program.
As a final course activity, students in this course will have the opportunity to attend an international UN conference in New York in 2022. The conference is the culmination of the subject National Model United Nations, which has included extensive research, exercises, and practical work.
Thus, IBU students will participate in the international NMUN conference this year, which will be held in New York, USA, from April 10th to 14th, 2022. The IBU team will be composed of eight students: seven master's students and one undergraduate student. Students will be accompanied by the Department's head, Asst.Prof.Dr. Alija Kožljak.
International Burch University students will represent the Republic of Cyprus delegation at this conference. This is a major event that will bring together 193 delegations from around the world, with the IBU delegation being the only one from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
NMUN, the world's largest and oldest ongoing university-level Model UN, attracts participants from all over the world each year to discuss current global issues. They provide a forum for students to practice diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.