Political Science

Clemson Model UN and CIRA

Model UN PageClemson University students from a variety of majors participate in inter-collegiate competitions in the U.S. and abroad simulating the proceedings of the United Nations as well as international crises. Clemson MUN delegations have won successive domestic and international awards going back to 1989. Students can choose to either enroll in a special Political Science course (POSC 3110) to provide one credit hour for participation in the program or join a student organization to participate. Aside from regular competitions and activities, members organize and run a Model UN competition for high schools (CUMUNC).

  • Model United Nations FAQ
  • Student contact: Katie Jane Fairclough, kfaircl@clemson.edu
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xiaobo Hu, xhu@clemson.edu, Department of Political Science, Brackett Hall 231-B
  • Fall 2013 semester one credit class: Model United Nations, Political Science 3110-001, 6:10-7:15 pm Mondays, 234 Brackett Hall


There is no Clemson University Model United Nations high school Conference (CUMUNC) planned for the coming academic year.




Clemson International Relations Association (CIRA)

CIRA is a student organization housed in the Political Science department for promoting and carrying out international relations activities across campus. Activities include organizing roundtables and talks on current international affairs topics and coordinating with other internationally oriented student groups on campus.

Dr. Michael Morris and the 2010 Model United Nations team.