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19th Annual SEMAU Conference Invitation (2015)

Dear Delegates and Faculty Advisors,

It is our distinct pleasure to cordially invite you to the 19th Annual Southeast Model African Union (SEMAU) Conference, which will be held from November 5th through November 7th, 2015 at the Macon campus of Middle Georgia State University.

This event will give students an opportunity to learn about diplomacy, leadership and governmental organization through a unique simulation experience. The experience is designed to enrich and enhance students’ understanding of the political, economic and cultural dimensions of different African countries and their relationship to each other and the rest of the world as members of the African Union. Experience has shown that this mode of learning is very empowering. When the student delegates take on the character of their selected countries and develop an understanding of African issues from an African perspective, they gain knowledge that is rewarding to them in their collegiate and community endeavors.

The Model African Union is a two-fold educational experience. The first phase of learning begins in the classroom or study sessions where the participant gathers information, does research, and learns about issues relating to a specific country. The second phase takes place in the simulated meetings of the actual commissions of the African Union, which will be held in the Teacher Education Building (TEB) at Middle Georgia State University’s Macon campus. Because both phases of the educational experience are important and necessary for the success of the conference, preparation of delegates is extremely important. Faculty advisors must, therefore, share a big responsibility of preparing their delegations adequately for the conference.

Faculty advisors must demand that their delegates accurately develop and maintain the character of their selected country. Delegates must learn how to accept diverse interests among African countries. Accepting and appreciating diversity will enable the delegates to become more open-minded in their debates and deliberations.

The links on the MGA website provide information about the Conference, conference rules, regulations, and other procedural information. Please feel free to print and distribute copies to your delegates.

The University System Africa Council (USAC) is indeed happy to have the opportunity to meet and work with you. We look forward to your participation. We ask that you register early so we can plan accordingly. If you need more information about Conference registration or the Conference in general, please contact the following:

Ms. Teresa Lorick, Administrative Assistant, at (478) 934-3063
Dr. Peter MakayaDr. Peter Makaya, Co-Director,
at 478-471-2492
peter.makaya @ mga. edu
Prof. Grace Adams-SquareAssistant Professor Grace Adams-Square, Co-Director,
at 478-274-7931
grace.adamssquare @ mga.edu
Dr. Mary MearsDr. Mary Mears, Co-Director,
at 478-471-5717
mary.mears @ mga.edu







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