The upcoming 18th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) Conference will be hosted by Clayton State University from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8. On behalf of the University System Africa Council (USAC) and the University System of Georgia (USG), Dr. Augustine E. Ayuk, associate professor of Political Science and director of SEMAU 2014, would like to formally invite you and your students to participate in this annual event.
This simulation is a student-centered undertaking designed to assist students gain valuable knowledge of diplomatic codes of behavior as well as enhance their leadership aptitude. Students will also benefit immensely, learning how to use and apply parliamentary procedures using Robert’s Rules of Order.
Each participant will choose a committee he/she wants to participate in, research their selected country, draft, discuss, and vote on resolutions that address major problems in the selected country in particular, and the continent of Africa at large. The simulation will also expose students to a wide array of issues relating to Africa, including: political, economic, socio-cultural, security as well as environmental matters. It will boost students’ understanding of the capabilities and limitations governments in Africa face in dealing with the aforementioned challenges. The conference will also give students an opportunity to meet and make new friends and share their college experiences.
"Colleagues, the success of this learning experience for our students rests with all of us," says Ayuk.
Please prepare your students ahead of this conference, ensuring that their resolutions are properly written and copies of the resolutions sent to the director of SEMAU in time. Students should remember to bring their flash drives which contain their final resolutions. Finally, since students will be representing their respective countries as “ambassadors,” we ask that students dress professionally and conduct themselves well to reflect the character of country.
For registration, accommodations, country assignment and other conference-related information please contact Ayuk.