1960s United Nations Security Council

Historical Crisis Committee

This committee simulates the UN Security Council in the 1960s. It starts on May 28, 1960, the day after the Council adopts Resolution 135, which urged the USSR, the US, and France to use peaceful means to solve their differences. There will be 11 members of this committee; The People’s Republic of China, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, Argentina, Ceylon, Ecuador, Italy, Poland, and Tunisia. The time period is the start of the space race and the Cold War. The Security Council is in a unique place to help influence both mankind’s venture into space and to stop total nuclear annihilation.

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Director

Thiru Vinayagam

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Mexico’s Gasoline Theft Crisis (Spanish Language Committee)

Spanish Language Crisis Committee

Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has promised to bring many changes to the country, including being tough on crime that has often been ignored by the state, such as gasoline theft. Lopez Obrador’s strategy of shutting off the flow of fuel in several pipelines has proven to be effective in stopping some thieves, but this strategy has also left hundreds of thousands of Mexicans without access to gasoline. Lopez Obrador now faces criticism from the Mexican population as well as praise from his supporters as he tries to fight a crime now normalized in Mexican society, even when this has killed about 100 people in this year alone.

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Director

Eliana Mejia

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General

Ad-Hoc Crisis Committee

The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General is a fast-paced committee targeted at experienced delegates. Registration for the committee requires the submission of a short application. Please note that the background guide, topic, and character assignments for this committee will not be released until two days before conference. Consequently, this committee will not require submission of a position paper.

For more information, please read the attached letter or email adhoc@ctmun.org.

Directors

Zachary Lucio-Rivera

Cameron Holguin

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

The Divided States of America (Joint-Crisis Committee)

Historical Crisis Committee

In the aftermath of a simultaneous economic depression and constitutional crisis, the US has fractured into a series of divided states, each uniquely characterized by regional politics and culture. It is 2050, and the former constituents of the nation have convened in two conventions, one East and one West, to debate questions of sovereignty, unity, and security. Representatives must balance alliances, political goals, and potential crises, and determine whether America will continue to stand divided. Will the conventions end in a civil war? Will a foreign nation take advantage of America’s weakness? Will Puerto Rico finally become a state? Only time will tell!

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Directors

JP Repetto

Jessie Yin

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

North African Financial Crisis (Joint-Crisis Committee)

Historical Crisis Committee

Mansa Musa has inherited the Mali Empire and has become the wealthiest person alive. The Mali Empire has expanded and is flourishing economically under his control. It’s 1324 and for the first time, the world outside of Mali gets to see his abundant wealth first hand as Emperor Musa goes on Hajj. On his way to Mecca, he hands out exorbitant amounts of gold to the citizens of various North African cities. Though his generosity was celebrated and welcomed, now that Emperor Musa and his caravan has passed, it has plunged North Africa into a financial crisis. What happens next is yet to be seen….

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Director

Maddy Richter-Atkinson

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

The Space Race (Joint-Crisis Committee)

Historical Crisis Committee

This joint committee, set in the 1960’s, will explore the timeline of the Space Race. The committee will go into the political turmoil of this era, probing into the conflict that sprouted between the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II. Both nations wished to establish dominance as world leaders in the aftermath of the war, and thus were thrown into a race to establish superiority. As international tensions flared, government officials also had to deal with rising problems domestically.

The 1960’s was a time of change and turmoil around the world. With globalization on the rise and a worldwide economic boom, two countries rose to the forefront of international geopolitics. The United States and the Soviet Union both became superpowers in their own right, but were thrown into a race to establish superiority both on Earth and in Outer Space. This joint committee, set against the timeline of the Space Race, will explore the conflict that sparked between the USA and the USSR, its far-reaching consequences on world events, and the complicated internal struggles that influenced both nations. The committee will begin in 1961, after the USSR has just launched a mission that sent the first human into space and further fanned the flames of this tension. Join the space race committee to explore issues of international relations and diplomacy, as well as intelligence, national security, and public policy!

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Directors

Alisha Ahmed

Kira Azulay

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD

Breakup of Yugoslavia

Historical Crisis Committee

The 1990s in Europe will perhaps best be remembered for the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism - relatively peaceful events. However, just south of the Iron Curtain, another great Eastern bloc megastate is on the brink of collapse: Yugoslavia. The death of longtime dictator Josip Broz Tito left the country with an immense power vacuum and a deep economic crisis. Existing ethnic and religious tensions from before Yugoslav unification threaten the stability of the federation, as nationalist uprisings in the constituent republics call for independence. But what land belongs to which group, and how do you deal with citizenship, especially with the freedom of movement in danger? How do you deal with people that are so similar, yet so culturally different? These are just a few of the questions you’ll have to answer, and it’s up to you to either use force or push for peace in doing so.

Background Guide will be posted soon.

Director

Srikar Ranga

Moderator

TBD

Staff

TBD