CMC’s Model UN named one of the nation’s top teams

Claremont McKenna College’s Model UN is one of the five best teams in North America—and the top team on the West Coast—according to year-end rankings from Best Delegate Model United Nations.

"We couldn’t be prouder of our success this year,” said Sahib Bhasin ’21, president of CMC’s Model UN team. “This is a testament to the caliber of students at CMC, as well as the passion and dedication of our members. CMC truly prepares students to wrestle with complex global issues."

CMC’s Model UN outperformed several well-established programs, including University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and Harvard University, Bhasin added.

"While we're proud of this achievement, we're even prouder about how we pulled it off—by building a more ethical, diverse, and transparent team. Moving forward, we're excited about perfecting the balance between culture and competitiveness internally and contributing to the proliferation of bold, new ideas on campus," said Andrew Ciacci ’20, CMC’s Model UN vice president.

In announcing its Top 25 teams, Best Delegate Model United Nations said, “the end of the year college rankings were more competitive than ever, with all schools on the circuit bringing forth their best efforts at collegiate competitions… Our heavier emphasis this year on conference equity hopes to recognize both big and small conferences for their efforts on bringing competition to different regions in the United States.” Best Delegate is an education company and leader in global Model UN development, with its website used by more than 750,000 Model UN participants every year.