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.

Director

Thiru Vinayagam

Moderator

Ross Trivisonno

Staff

Yulissa Chavez

Vy Nguyen

Nadia Nuno

Gabe Murillo

Emma Sukonnik

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.

Director

Eliana Mejia

Moderator

Ana Sofia Celis

Staff

Ruben Salazar

Marcos Botto Tornielli

Melissa Hankele Torres

Monserrat Ramon

Stephanie Flores Reyes

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

Clemens Koolen

Staff

Emil Shabanov

Ewin Zuo

Nicolas Savignon

Jordan Bedikian

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!


Directors

JP Repetto

Jessie Yin

Moderators

Jason Qiu

Camilla Kampmann

Staff

Garrett Christensen

Sara Murillo

Yuying Ma

Celesia Smith

Peony Ho

Katherine Cui

Madison Lockett

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….

Director

Maddy Richter-Atkinson

Moderators

Satvik Pendyala

Mackenna Shull

Staff

Aidan Farmayan

Christina Johnson

Divya Koothan

Ella Pettichord

Salman Bawani

Sumaya Daghestani

Manvi Mutyala

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!

Directors

Alisha Ahmed

Kira Azulay

Moderators

Sameer Mohamed

Nick Eastwood

Staff

Lucas Peralta

Michelle Lu

Sofia Mollick

Anh Vu

Alejandra Pulido

Rabia Husain

Lucia Hruby

Jackson Bicart

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.

Director

Srikar Ranga

Moderator

Felina Vasquez

Staff

Abigail Kellstedt

Sneha Jain

Kevin Ma

Niamh Gerdes

The World in the 1760s

Quadruple Joint Historical Crisis Committee

With the ink barely dry on the Treaty of Paris on the tenth of February, 1763, the political and economic landscape of the globe has been drastically altered by the various feuding kingdoms of Europe. What has been left in the wake of this conflict, however, has only laid the foundations for further strife and discontent. Stemming from the aggrandization of Great Britain and its overseas possessions, most of the world is still embroiled in upheaval and dispute. The numerous royal courts and governing bodies of the globe must prepare themselves for the years of uncertainty to come.

Directors

Romic Aevaz

Varun Rajaram

Ethan Haywood

Sonia Ali

Moderators

Jarrett Rong

Abraham Peek

Rebecca Lin

Adan Leal

Staff

Doha Chahine

Jake Costello

Hussam Djadi

Rohan Nair

Dhruva Karkada

William Tran

Eric Hayes

Morgan Thompson

Joa Lagane

Nabeeha Engineer

Alexander Holsinger

Zachary Holsinger