Brexit

Joint crisis committee:

European Commission and the Cabinet of the United Kingdom

On June 26th 2016, the United Kingdom shocked Europe by voting to leave the European Union. Although the June referendum signaled to the British Parliament the will of the electorate, many questions remain regarding the future of the United Kingdom and Europe at large. Unfortunately the uncertainties surrounding Brexit are just one of many challenges the European Commission and the Cabinet of the United Kingdom must now face as the first round of Brexit negotiations begins. Nationalism is growing in the British Isles and on the Continent. In the United Kingdom there is already talk of a new referendum on Scottish independence, and in Europe, Eurosceptic parties, once mere nuisances, are developing into an existential threat to the EU. As Brexit negotiations begin, leaders across Europe must now come together to determine what future there may be for a Europe united under twelve golden stars.

 

 

Crisis Directors

Jake Atlas

Varun Rajaram

Dais

Emil Shabanov

Sara Ross

Ishank Arora

Thiru Vinayagam

Jack Jennings

Sébastien Lesne

Spencer Trihus

 

2030: Iranian Revoultion

The year is 2030 and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just been assassinated in the midst of a protest calling for democratic reform. Lacking a clear line of power succession, Iran’s political leadership descends into chaos and the country splinters into four main blocs: a conservative base (including the clergy, Assembly of Experts, and Council of Guardians), a military base (including the Revolutionary Guards and Supreme National Security Council), a reformed theocratic base (including the Council of Ministers and Majles), and a democratic base (including secular reformers and protestors). Iran has also experienced foreign intervention by many countries, including Iraq, Russia, Syria, the European Union, and the United States. In this committee, delegates will be challenged to consider the complicated interactions between economic interests, international politics, national security, human rights and culture. Ultimately, only one thing is clear: influenced by its complex history, including the Revolution of 1979 and the Green Movement of 2009, there is no easy answer for Iran.

Crisis Directors

MacKenna Shull

Dais

Kalina Mishev

Yulissa Chavez

Syed Arsalan Afzal

Doha Chahine

2018 US Senate: Foreign Affairs Committee 

The United States is in turmoil following the hacking and tampering of voting machines across the country during the nation's 2018 midterm elections. As the nation desperately attempts to figure out what to do, the US Senate Foreign Relations committee has called an emergency, highly classified session and convened the top intelligence and government officials to get to the bottom of this national crisis. The committee will be hard pressed to address this alarming development while also juggling pandemonium from the public, watchful SuperPACs, crashing global markets, and unrest abroad from hostile nations as a result of what many are calling the most egregious attack on America in its history. Godspeed Senators - the world is watching. 

Crisis Directors

Ali Zaidi

Dais

Camilla Kampman

JP Repetto

Madeleine Richter-Atkinson

Ana Sofia Celis

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away........

The galaxy is in a state of crisis! For the past 1,000 years, the Galactic Republic has maintained peace, order, and security throughout the galaxy. All this has changed. Dozens of systems have seceded from the Galactic Republic and banded together to form the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Will the Senate, backed by their new Clone Army, bring the fractured galaxy back to peace and order, or will the CIS plunge the galaxy into chaos with their ever-growing droid armies? The future is uncertain as the Clone Wars have begun!

Crisis Director

Cameron Holguin

Dais

Madison Sargeant

Alexander Floyd-Holsinger

Zachary Lucio

Porter Hewett

1976: Opening China

The year is 1976. Chairman Mao Zhedong has just passed away, leaving the future of the Chinese Communist Party, and the country as a whole, unclear. Delegates will have to decide whether to continue the mission begun by the Gang of Four with the Cultural Revolution or to strive towards a vision of an open China with the guiding principles of Deng Xiaoping. Meanwhile, tensions are escalating at the border with Vietnam, relations with the Soviet Union have deteriorated, and the United States is knocking at the door.

Crisis Director

Jessie Yin

Dais

Jason Qiu

Nicole Du

Chan Mye Myint Thu

Justin Nguyen

Spanish COmmittee: Pirate Wars and Spanish Succession

This Crisis will be a double-joint committee set in the early 18th century between two factions: The House of Bourbon, composed of the Crown of Castile and France and the Republic of Pirates, composed of the Pirate Republic of Nassau and its affiliates. The House of Bourbon, the rulers of the Spanish and French Empires both in Europe and in the New World, are struggling to keep their reign from the Pirates in the Caribbean and the rest of Europe. In the Caribbean, pirates who fought for the British crown, seized the town of Nassau, and continuously undermine the influence of Spain and its massive shipments of bullion while looting some of these treasure fleets for themselves (Aaargh matey). It will be up to the delegates to see who will be successful in the game of war and peace and if they can make the intentions of the Bourbons, Habsburgs, or the Pirates reign supreme.

Crisis Directors

Clemens Koolen

Alexander Van Wagoner

Dais

Alejandro Pulido

Nicole Baruian

Sameer Mohamed

Felina Vasquez

Rachel Patel

Finlay Scanlon

Abraham Peek

Partition of India

In this triple-joint crisis, the British Government, the Indian National Congress, and the All India Muslim League will fight for the each of their visions for India. Delegates get to be some of the most influential people in the British Raj and play out the situations leading to partition, or other unforeseen consequences that may arise from their actions. Will we see one, unified government emerge on the Indian subcontinent, or is partition truly the best course of action? Can the mass migration, riots, and murders of this tumultuous period be prevented? Come rewrite history and fight for your vision of an ideal Indian subcontinent.

Crisis Directors

Bashir Habib

Sahithi Tupuri

Dais

Arosh Chaudhari

Alisha Ahmed

Satvik Pendyala

Sabina Raja

Aditi Katragadda

Saamia Imtiaz

Arjun Bajaj

OASIS

Tahiti. Bora Bora. The Maldives. Just hearing about these places conjures up images about exotic, luxurious tropical island vacations that very few people can afford. But behind those beautiful beaches lies an entirely different side of these countries. For many of them, the only source of income is tourism , but even that’s very limited due to the isolation of these tiny nations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Because of their fragile economies, many of these countries are classified as some of the least developed in the world. They have little to no natural resources left to extract, and many rely on diesel generators for electricity. Most worrying, though, is that these countries will be the first to disappear under the current models depicting rising  sea levels due to climate change. It will be up to you to decide the fate of each of your countries and the people who live on them. Whether you choose to  go it alone or reach out diplomatically to your neighbors is up to you.

Crisis Directors

Srikar Ranga

Dais

Thomas Sivon

Heather Ren

Ross Trivossono

Gabriel Loehr

Security Council

The fifteen-member United Nations Security Council is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and the most powerful supranational council in existence. Delegates in this ad-hoc style committee will be discussing one of five possible crises that could occur in the modern day and challenge diplomatic, political, and economic networks throughout the world. The delegates of the UNSC nations must be present at the UN headquarters at all times, prepped for an emergency situation, that will be announced soon.

Crisis Director

TBD

Dais

Francesco Leone

Claire Pan

Sébastien Deligne

Hussam Djadi

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice is the highest court in the world, where international disputes are arbitrated by member nations. In the committee, delegates will listen to testimonies and debate an emergency trial, that will be announced to delegates closer to conference day.

Crisis Director

TBD

Dais

Edda Pleitez

Sean Saldana

William Riley Shuping

Gaby Desatnik

Kira Azulay