Crisis Committees

Comprising a significantly larger portion of our conference than is to be traditionally expected, our crisis committees set MEDMUN apart from other conferences. By participating in a real-time crisis simulation involving chance, calculation and the execution of current events-based events, delegates are given the chance to apply their research and conflict strategies in an exciting and dynamic setting.


A small portion of our crisis simulation includes semi-crisis coordination, or the insertion of crisis elements into MEDMUN’s non-crisis committees. By employing a translator to communicate between committees, MEDMUN realistically simulates real negotiations where the interests of multiple parties are amplified and the ongoing crisis can complicate the job of our delegates at any moment.


Crisis 2020 : Saudi Arabia vs. Iran

The recent attacks on Saudi oil installations are deemed as the last straw for Saudi and its allies in their hostile relations with the theocratic regime. Both sides build up their forces as tensions rise, as Iran knows that the attacks have lent a warrant for a declaration of war against them. In a coordinated move, Saudi Arabia declares war on Iran, hoping that its allies in the anti-Iran coalition will do the same. Iran calls upon its own allies to meet this threat, hoping to solidify strong regional support in the conflict to come. The crisis starts off after the initial attack of Saudi Arabia against a critical airfield and base near Bandar Abbas, which unintentionally kills around 300 civilians. This kicks off the war but rallies domestic opposition in America - and the new president is hesitant to get involved. While each nations has allies and affiliated nations, they must work to persuade these countries to get involved. Flex your diplomacy and military strategy muscles with this tense and intriguing geopolitical conflict this year at MEDMUN!

Saudi Arabia vs Iran - Background guide
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Future Crisis: Third Intifada 2050

The year is 2050 and the violence between Palestine and Israel has only increased as the weather has begun to warm. Just recently, a young climate refugee residing in Palestine was shot as he crossed the border back into Palestine upon seeking safe drinking water from an Israeli desalination plant. Since then, violence between the two states has increased dramatically, officially reaching “Intifada” level. How can we put an end to this conflict? How should resources in the region be allocated? What measures should be taken to curb the already evident effects of climate change? Who are the responsible parties?

Third intifada - Background guide
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Crise historique en français : Deuxième guerre punique


"Nous trouverons un chemin ... ou nous en créerons un." - Hannibal, La Traversée des Alpes - 212 av.JC. 

La deuxième guerre punique, également désignée comme la guerre d’Hannibal et par les Romains comme la guerre contre Hannibal, est la seconde des trois guerres puniques entre l’Ancienne Carthage et la République Romaine. Dix-sept ans de combats à travers toute la Méditerranée occidentale, cette guerre est considérée par les historiens antiques comme la plus grande guerre de l’histoire. Elle a été menée avec des ressources, du talent et de la haine sans précédent. Elle a vu des centaines de milliers de morts, certaines des batailles les plus sanglantes de l’histoire, la destruction de cités, et le l’asservissement ainsi que le massacre de civils au sein des populations des deux côtés. Rejoignez-nous cette année à MEDMUN en simulant ces grandes prousses tactiques qui allient stratégies militaire et politique!

Deuxième guerre punique - guide introductif
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