The International Affairs and Debate Association is a highly active organization that hosts both a high school Model UN conference and a premier collegiate Model UN conference. We focus on crisis style simulations and travel to various away conferences. Our goal is to involve students and people from all disciplines and backgrounds in the important work of international affairs and the meaningful practice of respectful and organized debate.

We meet on Sundays at 3pm in room 022 of the Biobehavioral health building. We practice simulations for our conferences, discuss current event topics, host mock debates, train for away conferences, and invite guest speakers. PSIADA is home to students from engineering, business, political science, language majors, communications, and every major in between. We are home to undecided students, graduate students, and students who just never seem to leave Penn State… At PSIADA, we do so much more than just MUN.

Email president@psiada.org if you have any questions – we look forward to seeing you!






MiniMUN is a shortened Model United Nations Conference held several times a year by the Penn State International Debate and Affairs Association. It is typically 6 hours – just one afternoon – and allows students from the university to participate in some of the premier crisis based model UN simulations in Pennsylvania. MiniMUN is free and welcoming to all Penn State students. There will be free food for those who participate. Join us this year at MiniMUN VII!


You can learn more about the committees being run under the events tab. MiniMUN VII will be October 23. Sign up for MiniMUN VII here.




PSIADA competes in various away conferences across the North American College Model UN circuit. These are great opportunities to experience the beautiful campuses of other colleges while debating real world international issues, while representing Penn State. If you are interested in signing up, you can do it under the Away Conferences page.







Conferences that we will be attending this Fall are:

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PSIADA hosts two conferences per academic year, PUNC, which is our Collegiate Model UN conference, and PHUNC, which is our premier all-crisis committee high school conference.


Sign up to staff for PHUNC under the Staffing tab.


Got an idea for a PUNC committee? Submit it here.





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