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NATO SECURITY ACADEMY

Warsaw/Krakow, Poland; 21-27 June, 2020

The NATO Security Academy combines learning the art and science of Model United Nations with an in-depth examination of collective security vis-a-vis the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Students will spend the first two days of the Academy brushing up on their Model UN tactics and skills before taking part in NATO-centric simulations. During the NATO simulations, students will explore the relationship between NATO and its members, current NATO missions, and full-scale tactical simulations. The Academy’s setting in Warsaw plays the perfect backdrop to explore the complicated nature of collective security.

I want to up my MUN game!

NATO SECURITY ACADEMY

Warsaw/Krakow, Poland; 21-27 June, 2020

The NATO Security Academy combines learning the art and science of Model United Nations with an in-depth examination of collective security vis-a-vis the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Students will spend the first two days of the Academy brushing up on their Model UN tactics and skills before taking part in NATO-centric simulations. During the NATO simulations, students will explore the relationship between NATO and its members, current NATO missions, and full-scale tactical simulations. The Academy’s setting in Warsaw plays the perfect backdrop to explore the complicated nature of collective security.

I want to up my MUN game!

Academy Overview

Model UN Tactics & Skills

Learn All-American Model UN’s approaches to leadership, communication, debate, negotiation, and bloc management.

Security Studies

Each morning will begin with an exploration of the history of collective security and the modern problems facing NATO.

Simulations

Model UN simulations will cover the North Atlantic Council, NATO Military Committee, Security Council of Russia, and Chinese Military Council.

Explore Poland

Poland’s historic experience in the 19th and 20th centuries makes it the ideal backdrop to the NATO Security Academy. Students will explore sites in Warsaw and Krakow over the course of the week.

Academy Schedule

Sunday, June 21

Arrive in Warsaw

  • Students should arrive in Warsaw, Poland (WAW) at the Chopin International Airport before 3PM local time
  • Please contact the Director with any questions regarding travel
  • Students will be picked up direclty at the airport and transported to the hotel
  • We will work with students to help arrange group flights, when possible

Monday, June 22

Morning Model UN Training

  • Refresher on Model UN research strategies
  • Review traditional and crisis committee debate flow
  • Procedure overview
  • Speaking Exercises

Warsaw Tour

  • Explore UNESCO recognized Old Town Warsaw and the Jewish Ghetto
  • Visit St. John’s Cathedral and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Tour Warsaw’s socialist realism architecture
  • Discover belle époque streets and hidden pre-war courtyards
  • Try out Polish cuisine, including pierogi, kishka, and borscht

Tuesday, June 23

Morning Model UN Training

  • Workshop on Crisis Committee Directives
  • Overview of Crisis Arcs and Crisis Notes

North Atlantic Council Simulation

Warsaw Uprising Museum Visit

Wednesday, June 24

Royal Palace Tour

  • Learn about the history of the Polish monarchy
  • Explore 16th-18th century Eastern European history

NATO Military Committee Simulation

Take a Train to Krakow

  • Transfer to Krawkow for Thursday and Friday

Thursday, June 25

Krawkow Walking Tour

  • See the Barbican armory, the original defensive wall that used to surround the whole city
  • Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it 
  • Admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church
  • Learn about the history of the Royal Wawel Castle

Russian Security Council Simulation

Friday, June 26

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp
  • Understand the enormity of the Holocaust during World War II
  • Official expert guide provided by the Auschwitz Musuem

Chinese Military Committee Simulation

Saturday, June 27

Return to Warsaw by Train

Morning train ride back to Warsaw

Departures

  • Return flights should be scheduled to depart after 2:00PM local time
  • Please contact the Director with any questions

Sunday, July 21

Arrive in Warsaw

  • Students should arrive in Warsaw, Poland (WAW) at the Chopin International Airport before 3PM local time
  • Please contact the Director with any questions regarding travel
  • Students will be picked up direclty at the airport and transported to the hotel
  • We will work with students to help arrange group flights, when possible

Monday, July 22

Morning Model UN Training

  • Refresher on Model UN research strategies
  • Review traditional and crisis committee debate flow
  • Procedure overview
  • Speaking Exercises

Warsaw Tour

  • Explore UNESCO recognized Old Town Warsaw and the Jewish Ghetto
  • Visit St. John’s Cathedral and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Tour Warsaw’s socialist realism architecture
  • Discover belle époque streets and hidden pre-war courtyards
  • Try out Polish cuisine, including pierogi, kishka, and borscht

Tuesday, July 23

Morning Model UN Training

  • Workshop on Crisis Committee Directives
  • Overview of Crisis Arcs and Crisis Notes

North Atlantic Council Simulation

Warsaw Uprising Museum Visit

Wednesday, July 24

Royal Palace Tour

  • Learn about the history of the Polish monarchy
  • Explore 16th-18th century Eastern European history

NATO Military Committee Simulation

Take a Train to Krakow

  • Transfer to Krawkow for Thursday and Friday

Thursday, July 25

Krawkow Walking Tour

  • See the Barbican armory, the original defensive wall that used to surround the whole city
  • Learn about the mysteries of the Main Square and the dungeons beneath it 
  • Admire the 700-year old architecture of St. Mary’s Church
  • Learn about the history of the Royal Wawel Castle

Russian Security Council Simulation

Friday, July 26

Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour

  • Visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp
  • Understand the enormity of the Holocaust during World War II
  • Official expert guide provided by the Auschwitz Musuem

Chinese Military Committee Simulation

Saturday, July 27

Return to Warsaw by Train

Morning train ride back to Warsaw

Departures

  • Return flights should be scheduled to depart after 2:00PM local time
  • Please contact the Director with any questions

MODEL UN TRAINING

Our Model UN training focuses on developing skills in each student. It’s why we cap the maximum number of students who attend the Academy each year at 20 students so that every student can receive individual feedback.  The mornings will include skill workshops to be applied to the simulations later in the day.

Model UN Procedure

Students must pass a procedure exam to complete the academy.

Unmoderated Caucuses & Lobbying

Learn and practice the best ways to show bloc leadership.

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Draft Resolutions and Amendments

Students will learn the most effective way to organize draft resolutions and how to maximize the amendment process.

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Impromptu Speeches

The Academy gives students the chance to excel at public speaking– removing filler sounds, impromptu speaking, and structuring arguments

Crisis Committees

The Academy will traing students on crisis committee patterns, directive writing, and crisis notes.

SIMULATIONS

The NATO Security Academy uses simulation education to teach the core concepts of collective security. Students will assume the roles of various countries and positions to better understand how NATO operates and the challenges NATO faces.

North Atlantic Council

Topic: NATO Reform

Students will simulate a session of the North Atlantic Council, stepping into the shoes of NATO ambassadors from its member states. On the agenda, the Council will discuss reforms for the Treaty. As with all decision within NATO, the committee must adopt any reform by consensus.

NATO Military Committee

Topic: Boundary Incursion Exercises

During the Military Commitee simulation, students will assume the role of the general military staff at NATO. The simulation will challenge delegates to respond to boundary incursions by non-NATO members.

Security Council of Russia

Topic: NATO Interference

In the Russian simulation, delegates will explore how Russian activities are designed to interfer with NATO. Students will assume the role of President Putin’s inner security council.

Chinese Military Committee

Topic: The Artic Circle & Belt and Road Initiative

In the Chinese simulation, delegates will explore how China plans to advance its national interests and how they may conflict with NATO’s objectives.

ALL-AMERICAN ALUMNI ATTEND

“The mentors’ ability to foster close connections within the students is something that I’ve never had with anyone else, and I can say that EVERYONE else has since become a great friend.”

Eric Yao

Wootton High School (MD)

“Two things are true about the All-American Diplomacy Academy. First, you will become better. And second, you will get better at a lot of different things.”

Noah Riley

Belmont High School (MA), Boston University

“The Diplomacy Academy is what got me hooked on Model UN. It’s been an important part of my life ever since, and now I’m on the NAIMUN Secretariat!'”

Jaebok Lee

Harvard-Westlake (CA), Georgetown University

“It’s obvious All-American knows what they’re doing. They break down Model UN into small component and hone in to make sure everyone knows as much as possible. I improved 10x after the Diplomacy Academy.”

Mpilo Morris

Choate Rosemary Hall (CT), Yale University

NATO SECURITY ACADEMY IN POLAND


WARSAW HOTEL

Leonardo Royal Hotel
Grzybowska 45, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
+48 22 278 88 88

KRAKOW HOTEL

INX Design Hotel
Starowi?lna 91, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 354 45 90


DATES

June 21 – June 27, 2020


TUITION

Individual Tuition: $2,400

  • Tuition due at time of registration
  • Payment plans and financial assistance available

If you are a teacher interested in bringing 4+ students, please email [email protected] for details about tuition rates and discounts.


INCLUDES

  • Lodging in 4 or 5 start hotels, two students per room
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Pre-program training and preparation
  • Assistance booking airfare
  • All program materials, including a copy of the All-American Model UN Training Manual and t-shirt
  • Mentorship, instruction, and Model UN coaching
  • All in-city and in-country transportation during Academy
  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • All touring fees and gratuities and entrance into all attractions 

NATO SECURITY ACADEMY IN POLAND


WARSAW HOTEL

Leonardo Royal Hotel
Grzybowska 45, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland
+48 22 278 88 88

KRAKOW HOTEL

INX Design Hotel
Starowi?lna 91, 31-052 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 354 45 90


DATES

June 21 – June 27, 2020


TUITION

Individual Tuition: $2,400

  • Tuition due at time of registration
  • Payment plans and financial assistance available

If you are a teacher interested in bringing 4+ students, please email [email protected] for details about tuition rates and discounts.


INCLUDES

  • Lodging in 4 or 5 start hotels, two students per room
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Pre-program training and preparation
  • Assistance booking airfare
  • All program materials, including a copy of the All-American Model UN Training Manual and t-shirt
  • Mentorship, instruction, and Model UN coaching
  • All in-city and in-country transportation during Academy
  • Transfers from/to the airport
  • All touring fees and gratuities and entrance into all attractions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is All-American Model UN?
All American Model UN has been teaching students Model UN since 2011 in fun and exciting ways while making them not only better delegates, but more informed students and global citizens.

Where is the NATO Security Academy held?
The NATO Security Academy takes place in Warsaw and Krawkow. Sessions will take place in the conference center of each respective hotel. The Security Academy is more than a set of lessons. Rather, it’s an immersive experience that combines travel, exploration, simulation-based education, and Model UN training.

What is the NATO Security Academy?
The NATO Security Academy is a week-long course where delegates will be fully immersed in the Model UN environment. We teach Model UN tactics, procedure, research, and how to start winning consistently. Aside from Model UN, the NATO Security Academy focuses on exploring the complex and interwoven nature of collective security, its history, and the current threats facing NATO.

 

What exactly do students do at the Academy?
At the Academy, students will participate in Model UN workshops, directed study, and simulations. In addition, we designed an in-depth itinerary to take full advantage of the history and culture of Poland.

How do I register? Are all students who apply accepted?
The Academy is an open merit-based program– this means students must apply, but we are open to working with any student with Model UN experience. Students should apply using our single application found at http://allamericanmun.com/apply.

Our common application is used to evaluate students on overall Model UN experience, co-curricular leadership, and academic achievement. For the NATO Security Academy, we are looking for students with some Model UN experience, but more importantly, we are looking for students who are committed to improving as delegates and students.

Can schools or teachers attend?
Yes! We have special discounted package for teacher interested in registering four or more students. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your student’s Model UN, debate, and research skills. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

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