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Pi Sigma Alpha

The Nu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was chartered to recognize and encourage outstanding students who have studied political science. Candidates for membership must be in the upper third of their class and have completed at least three courses in political science with an average of approximately 3.2 in all political science courses taken.

Political Science Club

The Club sponsors events on campus, including film presentations, lectures and discussions. It also has partnered with outside organizations like Kiva, a micro lending project that enables you to lend to specific entrepreneurs in the developing world, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty; The Vine Group, which promotes education and peace in Africa; and Sew Much Comfort, a non-profit organization that makes special clothes for injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Club also travels to New Orleans every Spring break to help reconstruct the housing stock.

Model UN

The Brooklyn Campus’ award-winning Model UN Club, which is affiliated with the Political Science Department, provides a forum for students who are interested in international organizations and law, diplomacy and conflict resolution in the international arena. Each semester the Model UN Club fields one or two delegations, representing different countries, to compete at model United Nations conferences that simulate the activities of the UN General Assembly.

Typically there are three conferences in an academic year: two domestic (the first is in Washington, D.C., and the second is right here in New York City) and one international (recent venues have included Beijing, China; Quito, Ecuador; and Prague, the Czech Republic).Students work in a team environment to familiarize themselves with the history, culture and domestic and international policy imperatives of the country they are representing and then advocate for the interests of that country in a competitive environment among their peers from around the world.

The Brooklyn Campus has a record of consistent achievement at the conferences it attends. The team expects to come home with official recognition and continues to do so, securing multiple awards for its delegations in all aspects of competition.

The Model UN Club offers students a unique opportunity to broaden their horizons through study, travel, competition, engagement and team-building. Participating students are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a resumé-building life experience while making contacts around the world and friendships that endure.

For more information, contact Raul Molina, Model UN Club faculty adviser, at raul.molina@liu.edu.

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