Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Model OAS Meeting & Discussion Panel

September 16th, 2009
6:00 PM

Location
Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room

Washington Model Organization of American States

Informational Meeting & Panel Discussion with Tulane’s 2008-09 Delegation

Each year Tulane sends a 10-student delegation of undergraduate students to participate in a hemispheric debate over contemporary Latin American society and politics with 35 other universities from the U.S. and Latin America at the Model Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. Tulane will be representing Nicaragua at this year’s model March 30-April 3, 2010. If you are Interested in learning about and practicing diplomacy, about how countries interact, interested in Latin America you may want to apply to participate. Model OAS is run as a club in fall and a 3-Credit class (LAST 496) in spring. Students must attend all three club sessions and have completed one of the following classes to be eligible to apply to the Tulane MOAS delegation. Prerequisites: LAST 101, LAST 102, HISL 171 or POLC 335; SPAN 203 or PORT 203 or equivalent language ability.

All students considering applying for Tulane’s 2010 Model OAS delegation should attend the Coup and Crisis in Honduras Teach-In.

For More Information Contact: Edith Wolfe at LASTadv@tulane.edu.
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Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost, The School of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, The Honors Department and The Newcomb College Institute.

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