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 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.

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.

International Model African Union

  • This group participates each spring in a Model AU simulation in Washington, DC.
  • The most recent simulation was held 2/19/21 through 2/21/21.
  • Click here to learn more about the IMAU group & about African studies at JMU.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Melinda Adams at adams2mj@jmu.edu

Model European Union

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