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Public & International Affairs Departmental Graduation Ceremony (PDF)

Academic Panel Discussion:

"Examining Gun Violence in America from a Wilmington Perspective" (PDF)

7pm-8:30pm November 13, 2013

Computer Science Building 1008

Cucalorus Film Festival

Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City was conceptualized and overseen by Dr. Jeffrey L. Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). The film was produced by undergraduate and graduate students at UNCW. The film features interviews with individuals from many walks of life who are actively involved in enriching the Wilmington community. Volunteers from local nonprofit organizations, musicians, activists, and community leaders discuss topics such as the personal rewards of involvement, how to get involved, and the importance of giving and volunteering in Wilmington. The film aims to encourage student film making and to inspire participation in the community.

Cucalorus Film Festival Information


UNCW Alum Jacob Kreider gives an interview with National Public Radio on the healthcare mandates:

NPR Interview

Check out local media coverage of Dr. Dan Masters, Dr. Paige Tan, and Dr. Aaron King of the Department of Public and International Affairs, along with Dr. Herb Berg of International Studies, participating in a panel on September 2013 on the topic of US intervention in Syria.


News14 Carolina


Model United Nations AssociationSome CMUNNY delegates

The Model United Nations Associations (MUNA) is devoted to the simulation of international politics.  While United Nations simulations are still the main focus of club activities, today simulations are held of historical events (The Court of Ivan the Terrible and the Roman Empire), fictional scenarios (Star Wars and Harry Potter), and current politics (the US Supreme Court and the Chinese Communist Party) as well as larger conferences that resemble the UN main body. We are incredibly pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first annual Wilmington International Crisis Simulation (WICS) for high school students. More information will be released as it is made available.

Through Model UN, students can develop their political and diplomatic skills, show leadership, engage in negotiation, learn to write resolutions, improve their public speaking, and make friends around the United States and the world. The crisis situations presented to the councils, from wars to famine, demands critical thinking in fast paced environs, team work, and the student's ability to think on their feet while forming alliances to watch for subversion in the ranks.

The UNCW Model United Nations club strives to travel at least 3 times per year to conferences around the US (and occasionally internationally) to attend conferences during which United Nations and other committees are modeled. In between conferences, we strive to hold mini-conferences within the group as a form of practice and to keep from having months of down time between trips.

There is a companion course in the Department of Public and International Affairs, PLS 221: Model United Nations, in which students can earn academic credit for participating in Model United Nations.  In Spring of 2013, an article (PDF) on UNCW’s Model United Nations class was published in the Arts and Sciences magazine.

If you are interested in more information about the Model United Nations club or class, please contact the Model United Nations club President, Kyle Wolfe, or the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Paige Tan.

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