General Committee Information

Standard Committees 

Crisis Committees 

 

The Disarmament and International Security Committee, GA1

Topics:
Future of Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare

Controversy of State-Sponsored Terrorism

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Moderator

Alexander Van Wagoner

Dais

Eunice Chen

Jared Hrebenar

Whitney Garris

 

United Nations High Commission on Refugees, UNHCR

Integration of Refugees into Host Nations (Education and Economic Development

Ending Statelessness and a Revision of the Global Action Plan

 

Background Guides and Rules of Procedure

 

 

Moderator

Sasha Parsons

Dais

Gina Shahidullah

Erin Eggleston

 

 

United Nations Security Council, UNSC

Topics: 
The Crisis in Venezuela

The Threat of Terrorism on Global Peace and Security

 

Background Guides and Rules of Procedure

 

 

Moderator

Mehdi Abdullah

Dais

Ana Sofia Celis

Yanrong Zeng

 

The United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC

Topics: 
Food Price Volatility and its Global Effects

Protecting Against Catastrophic Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

 

Background Guides
 

 

 

Moderator

Arya Koneru


Dais

Camilla Kampmann

Michael Vetter

Ross Trivisonno

 

World Health Organization

Topics: 

Medical Patents and Effect on Developing Nations

ThE ImpacT of GenetiC TestinG AnD EditinG Techniques

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Moderator

Cameron Holguin

Dais

Avery Leake

Hussam Djadi

Kyra Clarke

 

Social, Humanitarian & Cultural, GA3

Topics:

Privacy and Human Rights in the Digital Age (e.g. Privacy Law, Right to the Internet, Censorship)

Use of Torture, Death and other Extreme Forms of Punishment

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Moderator

Thirumurugan Vinayagam

Dais

Tanish Gupta

Danielle Susa

 

French Revolution

joint crisis committee

The French Revolution is in full swing, and the War of the First Coalition is heating up. A king lies dead in Paris, executed for treason by the Revolutionary French Government, killed by his own people. Monarchs across Europe watch in horror as radicalism grips France, fearing they will be the next ones below the Guillotine. The clash of Enlightenment values and the debate over the role government is very much alive in 1793 Europe.

The committees will consist of the French National Convention and the States of Europe. This crisis seeks to ask what a true nation-state can do when it looks to remake the world with its own ideals and what the other states must do to preserve their own. The Modern Era and the last vestiges of Feudalism will come head to head as the delegates seek to determine what is best for themselves as well as the people of Europe. The contest of ideas has spilled onto the battlefield, but it is not too late for diplomacy. Whoever can come out of this crisis on top will determine the future of Europe, and by extension, the world, for the next century and beyond.

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Crisis Director

Joseph Boyd

Dais

Ali Taqvi

William Zakhary

ChanMye MyintThu

Saamia Imtiaz

Kira Azulay

Abigail Kellstedt

 

2008 Financial Crisis

Single crisis committee

Welcome to the Obama administration! The year is 2009 and the nation has just inaugurated its first African American president in Barack Obama. You, as a member of Congress or the newly appointed Cabinet, are heading back to work in the 110th session. However not everything is looking rosy at the moment. The country has begun to enter what seems to be an economic recession, with housing prices falling, the mortgage market has begun to collapse. It remains unclear at the moment just how much worse things might get. You must deal with these developing economic crises before things get out of hand, all while continuing to tend to the normal functions of US governance. Let’s get working on that budget!

Background Guides 

 

 

Crisis Director

Jackson Bicart

Dais

Sahithi Tupuri

Mohamed Bashir Habib

Jasym Mireles Venegas

 

The Arctic Circle


Joint crisis committee

As the frozen borders of the Arctic Circle melt, new opportunities emerge, opportunities with the potential to catapult those who take advantage of them into a new era of prosperity and power. New trade routes, vast natural resources and powerful geopolitical prizes await the first countries to claim the growing waters of the Arctic Ocean while treaties that once were resolute are now null and void. Russia, with the wherewithal to have foreseen this prize a decade ago, is prepared with the technology and expertise to immediately begin using the Arctic's vast economic resources and stake an early claim.

Your role as delegates in this join crisis will be to negotiate on the behalf of your respective nations and organizations to ensure that the new northern waterways are allocated in ways that satisfies the various powers of the world, those with legitimate claims and illegitimate desires, without the situation devolving into aggressive conflict.

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Crisis Director

Saurabh Sharma

Dais

Edda Pleitez

Rami Abi Habib

Francesco Leone

Grayson Pike

William Culver

Jessie Yin

 

North Korean Refugee Crisis

Single crisis committee

Day by day, the actions of North Korea are becoming concerning to the international community. Though North Korea's increasing knowledge and capabilities in nuclear weaponry are making headlines, human rights violations still continue to occur within the country. To this end, a number of North Korean citizens over the years have attempted to escape through China. However, the Chinese government, refusing to recognize the plight of these refugees, return the illegal "economic migrants" to North Korea, where they are subject to torture, long-term detention, sexual violence, and/or forced labor. Many Western nations condemn China's actions; however, China and North Korea harbor a complex relationship due to ideology, economy, and politics that makes decisions more difficult than simply changing a law or enacting sanctions. As a participant in this crisis committee, you will be representing Chinese officials and discussing China's relations with North Korea, particularly regarding these migrants, in the present and near future.

 

Background Guides 

 

 

Crisis Director

Sneha Jain

Dais

Claire Pan

Brahvan Ranganathan

Ali Zaidi