Mississippi Model Security Council (MMSC)
Mississippi Model Security Council (MMSC) is a long-standing tradition at Mississippi State University that dates back to 1979. MMSC is administered through the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.
MMSC is an academic simulation of the United Nations Security Council that aims to educate participants about international relations, public responsibility, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.
Serving on the Security Council is different from other organizational committees within the United Nations. Many delegates find while the Security Council is very exciting, it is also very challenging and demanding. First, delegates have an open agenda whereby they are allowed to discuss any topic that is relevant to its defining mandate: maintaining international peace and security. Secondly, delegates must be familiar with other member states' foreign policies as relationship dynamics that occur between one member state and another can change dramatically. And third, delegates may be faced with an impending crisis.
MMSC is the state's only educational and programmatic conference focusing on international peace and security that provides a well-trained staff of college students who act as a bridge in facilitating high school student's understanding of crucial and long-standing security issues and strategies. The program also offers a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to an enjoyable learning experience while allowing high school students to be exposed to a college setting.