Our department's students participate in numerous groups on & off campus dedicated to public affairs concerns.

A small sampling of the campus groups includes:

Career Peer Advisors

  • These departmental majors organize workshops in support of internship searches & career exploration.
  • Click here to see more about the CPAs and their activities.

Public Affairs Student Organization (PASO)

  • This student group includes all 3 departmental majors -- political science, public policy & administration, & international affairs.
  • They organize discussions of public issues and career programming.
  • Click here to learn more about PASO's members and their activities.

Moot Court Team

  • This team participates in the annual moot court competion.
  • Contact Professor Elaine Chisek for details at chisekem@jmu.edu

Model United Nations

  • This group holds discussions of global events & issues while also participating in Model UN simulations.
  • Click here to learn more about the Model UN group & their activities.

Model African Union

  • This group participates each winter in the International Model AU simulation in Washington, DC.
  • This year's simulation will be held 2/21/19 through 2/24/19. 
  • Click here to see more information & to access applications.
  • Applications are due at 5pm on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018.
  • Contact Dr. Besi Muhonja for details at muhonjbx@jmu.edu

Model European Union

  • This group participates each fall in a Model EU simulation in Washington, DC.
  • This year's simulation will be held 11/7/18 through 11/10/18.
  • Click here to see more information & to access applications.
  • Applications are due at 5pm on Friday Sep. 28, 2018.
  • Contact Dr. John Scherpereel for details at scherpja@jmu.edu

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