Geneseo Student Clubs
College is more than just academics. Use the most of your time here at geneseo. Join a club, broaden your horizons, and make new friends. The Political Science and International Relations Deparment has a variety of different options. Take a look for yourself.
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Model UN here at Geneseo seeks to educate students about international politics and diplomacy- particularly in regards to the United Nations. They attend several conferences, hold on-campus events, have educational meetings, and participate actively in new member recruitment. A major objective of the organization is to empower students by improving their public speaking and research skills. We also make special efforts to reach out to the campus community- in order to bring matters of international politics to the campus community.
Advisors: Professor Grace, Drachman and Farmer
Model European Union is another simulation based club at Geneseo. Students participate in one simulation yearly. The site of the simulation alternates between SUNY Fredonia and Europe. In 2006, the simulation took place in Prague, Czech Republic. An important feature of the simulations is the joint participation of American and European students. PLSC professors prepare students for their Model UN and Model European Union programs through practice simulations, student presentations, and discussion of assigned readings. They accompany the students to the actual simulations. Students also engage in fundraising activities to defray expenses.
Advisors: Professor Goeckel and Drachman
The International Relations Club organizes conferences and symposia on topical international issues, assists students in finding and developing internship and study abroad opportunities, and undertakes other activities and programs with an international component. Meetings are held weekly to discuss international issues as well as general aspects of the International Relations major at Geneseo. Current projects include developing a regular foreign film night and hosting international students in New York State.
Advisor: Professor Grace
The Political Affairs Club at Geneseo sponsors political debates, facilitates absentee voting by students, organizes a student/faculty mixer, travels to Washington, DC. Through participation in these club activities, students learn in depth about particular political problems and issues; develop skills in group planning, group cooperation, public speaking, and writing; and develop self-confidence. NOTE: This club has recently been resurrected after several years of dormancy.
Advisor: Professor Koch