The Foreign Affairs Club Model United Nations team attended the Model Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Washington, DC from March 22-24, 2012. The team represented the states of Japan, Mexico, and Chile and participated in working groups covering topics related to internal security, energy policy, and trade and investment. While in the Washington DC area, the team also enjoyed a tour of CIA headquarters, a briefing from the head of the economic branch of the Chilean Embassy, and a briefing from the top U.S. official to APEC. The team won a number of awards, including best position paper (Japan) and outstanding delegation (Japan) as well as distinguished delegation honors for the Chilean and Mexican delegations.
The Foreign Affairs club at the University of St. Thomas was created by Peter Billerbeck and Mike Bykow as the result of ideas and objectives first formulated in the Spring of 2004. Though there were many fine organizations on campus, we saw the need for a club that dealt with international issues in specific. A club constitution was drafted and underwent many revisions before assuming it’s current form in November of 2004. The club was officially recognized at St. Thomas in December of 2004.
The Foreign Affairs club participates in Model UN conferences around the US, discusses current international issues, and contributes back to St. Thomas and the community by volunteering in local high schools and sharing our diverse experiences on world issues.About Foreign Affairs
The Foreign Affairs Club is a club for debate and public speaking on foreign policy and international issues.