Model Organization of American States of Park University
Park University's Model Organization of American States Club (MOAS) was formed in 2008 as an academic club with the purpose of exposing the Park community to the role and accomplishments of the Organization of American States (OAS) and to the current condition of the countries in the Western Hemisphere.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is comprised of 35 member countries from the Western Hemisphere. Similar to the United Nations, the OAS serves as a multilateral forum for the member nations to discuss issues that are affecting the hemisphere such as poverty, terrorism, drug trafficking and trade.
Members of the Park MOAS Club do research and have discussions about these various issues. Every year the team selects one of the OAS member countries to represent at a conference. For its first conference, in April of 2009, the Park team joined universities from the Western Hemisphere at the Washington Model Organization of American States conference in Washington, D.C.. The team represented Belize. In preparation, the team thoroughly researched Belize, its economy, political system, history, culture, foreign relations and current issues in order to successfully act as delegates from Belize.
In 2010, the club represented the country of Peru. The 2011 country represented by the Park University team was Trinidad and Tobago.
If you are interested in being a part of the Park MOAS Club please contact the club advisor at email@example.com.