Since 2007, NACTS has sponsored a team of student delegates from Arizona State University and a staff advisor to participate in the Triumvirate: The North American Model Legislature.
In 2011, NACTS and ASU were pleased to host the 6th Triumvirate at the Tempe Campus. Over 50 university students from Mexico, the United States and Canada met together on May 29th to June 3rd, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona.
The Triumvirate is a week-long simulation exercise enacting a parliamentary meeting between currently elected North American legislators. Student delegates are assigned one of the three roles: legislator (representing a country other than their own), journalist, or lobbyist. The legislators debate themes of a political, economic and environmental nature, while lobbyists attempt to influence the legislators’ decisions and the TrilatHerald journalist team analyze the evolution of the debates.
At the 2011 Triumvirate at ASU, NACTS' own Policy Research Intern, Jonathan Alanis was honored with the Triumvirate award for being the best delegate of the conference. Next year, he will be invited to participate as President of the General Assembly in the Triumvirate 2012 at the Campus Saint-Jean University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Read about the experience of a 2010 Triumvirate ASU delegate, Meaghan Dirksen on the CLAS Peer Profile page.
The North American Forum on Integration (NAFI), a non-profit organization based in Montreal devoted to developing North American dialogue and networks organizes the Triumvirate.