College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

National Organization of American States

Each spring a delegation from Cal Poly Pomona participates in the national simulation at the historic Fairmont Hotel in Washington DC at the Model OAS General Assembly. Each year approximately 1500 students and 100 teachers from throughout the Hemisphere participate in the MOAS. The MOAS is part of Cal Poly Pomona and the Department of Political Science's committment to "learn by doing", allowing students to preview diplomatic work in a way no other experience allows. 

Each year, universities from member nations gather for the national simulation in Washington, D.C. The universities play the part of different member nations, introducing resolutions addressing different political, economic and social issues in the Western Hemisphere — much like the Model UN does with global issues. Each year's team will play the role of an assigned country. The students participating also take a specialized class with Dr. Nyenhuis in spring semester in preparation for the Model OAS event, researching which positions their country would take on issues before the general assembly.

2019-2020 Applications

Applications for the 2019-2020 team members will be due in around November 2019. Last year's application is  available here. Team members must be committed to attending the national conference in Washington DC in April 2020. For further information, please email faculty advisor Dr. Robert Nyenhuis (nyenhuis@cpp.edu). 

Former Head Delegates

2018-2019: Gabriela Castaneda and Ana Cortes Lopez 

Cal Poly Pomona Delegation History 

2018-2019: Haiti

 

Model OAS in Washington DC