By Thursday, Nov. 6, Clayton State University will be bustling with faculty and students from various University System of Georgia institutions, participating in the 18th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) Conference. This simulation is a student-centered undertaking designed to assist students gain knowledge of diplomatic code of behavior as well as enhance their leadership aptitude. Students will also benefit immensely from this simulation, learning how to use and apply Robert’s Rules in parliamentary procedures.
The keynote speaker of the conference will be ambassador of the Republic of Uganda, H.E. Oliver Wonekha, as well as Dr. Michael Nwanze, founder of the Model African Union. The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Clayton State Student Activity Center.
Committee deliberations by students will take place in the Arts and Sciences Building and Clayton Hall on Nov. 6, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Friday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The closing ceremony will be on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Student Activity Center.
For full conference information please visit http://www.clayton.edu/semau. The director of Southeast Model African Union 2014 is Dr. Augustine Ayuk, Clayton State University associate professor of Political Science.