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.

 

The Crisis Committees for MEDMUN 2019 are the Trojan War, 1973 Yom Kippur War, and 2050 French Civil war (French crisis).


Historical crisis - Trojan war

The Trojan War Crisis will pick up from Paris' seduction and kidnapping of Helen, at the eve of conflict as Agamemnon gathers the most powerful and legendary Greek warriors in mythology. On the other side of the Aegean waits the Trojans, ready to defend their city-state and the holy gift of Aphrodite: the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen. Delegates must use their earthly and divine powers to compromise with the two sides, and more importantly, the deities of Olympus, as tensions grow between the Greeks and Trojans, threatening to burst into all-out war. Battles, scandals, curses, bribery, and most importantly, sacrifice, waits for those who dare to step into the chaotic world of Homer, coming to life after two millennia spent in the books.

 

You will fight for the glory of either Greece or Troy. Each delegate will represent an individual within one of these great civilisations, and your role will be allocated by the backroom staff. You may indicate a preference in your application.

 

17 slots available.


historical crsis: 1973 yom kippur


The Yom Kippur War of 1973 was a major military confrontation between a coalition of Arab States and the state of Israel fought from October 6th to October 25th. It was a devastating conflict that resulted in several thousand casualties on both sides, and its sociopolitical impact resonates throughout the region to this day.

 

At first glance, the Yom Kippur War may seem like another repeat of the several Arab-Israeli conflicts that preceded it. There are indeed undeniable similarities between the Yom Kippur War and the previous confrontations such as the Arab-Israeli War (1948), the Suez Crisis (1956), and the Six-Day War (1967). Upon deeper inspection, however, the Yom Kippur War stands out as an important moment in the history of this region. We believe it is particularly well-suited to the sorts of crisis simulations organized by MEDMUN.

 

You will join one of two cabinets, which roughly defined correspond to the “pro-Israel” and “pro-Arab” camps. You will represent an individual within one of these cabinets, which will be allocated by the backroom staff. You may indicate your preference in your application.

 

16 slots available.


Crise futuriste: Guerre civile française de 2050

Version en français

 

 En 2050, la proportion de “personnes de couleur” en France, la plupart d’origine Arabe ou Musulmane, atteint 40%. Cette évolution démographique a conduit à un racisme grandissant en France, ainsi qu’à l’élection de Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, leader du parti français d’extrême droite, comme Présidente de la République Française. Au pouvoir depuis les deux dernières années, Le Pen met en place des politiques vues comme « extrêmes » et « discriminatoires », telles que fermer les mosquées ou interdire la double nationalité dans le but de renforcer l’unité nationale. Ces politiques génèrent des tensions au sein du pays, conduisant à l’émergence de « gangs de couleurs », groupes de citoyens français d’origines étrangères se levant contre ce qu’ils appellent une « discrimination raciale institutionnelle ». Ces « gangs de couleur » sont divisés en deux à travers le pays : La Ligue du Sud et la Ligue du Nord. La Ligue de Sud, basée à Marseille, a pour but de créer un État indépendant dans le Sud de la France où les personnes de couleur pourraient exercer leur droit librement. En revanche, la Ligue du Nord, dont le siège est à Paris, se bat contre les politiques racistes, tout en voulant rester attaché à l’État français. En effet les membres de cette dernière disent « se sentir français ». Ces deux ligues, toutes deux avec des intérêts et des buts différents, entrent en discussion avec le gouvernement français afin de trouver une solution pour une France qui est sur le point de basculer dans la guerre civile.

 

Vous allez rejoindre un des trois cabinets – soit la Ligue du Nord, soit la Ligue du Sud, soit le gouvernement français. Vous allez représenter une personne faisant partie d’un de ces cabinets. Cela vous sera attribué par le personnel d’encadrement. Vous pouvez indiquer votre préférence dans votre application.

 

English version

 

In 2050, the proportion of “people of colour” in France, of mostly Arab or Muslim origins, has reached 40%. This demographic evolution gave way to growing racism in France and led to the election of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, leader of the French far-right party, as the President of the French Republic. Having been in power for the past two years, Le-Pen has put in place policies deemed to be “extreme” and “discriminatory,” such as shutting down mosques and forbidding double nationality, aiming at enforcing national unity. These policies have generated tensions within the country, eventually leading to the emergence of French “gangs of color,” groups of French citizens of foreign origin who stand up against what they call an “institutional racial discrimination.” These “gangs of color” across the country are divided in two: The South League and the North League. The South League, based in Marseille, seeks to create an independent state in the South of France, where people of color would be able to freely exercise their rights. Conversely, the North League, headquartered in Paris, fights against racist policies, while still wishing to stay part of the France state. Indeed, the members of the latter league claim to “feel French.” These two leagues, each with different interests and goals, enter in discussion with the French government in order to find a solution for a France that is at the edge of civil war.

 

You will join one of three cabinets - either the North League, the South League, or the French government. You will represent an individual within one of these cabinets, which will be allocated by the backroom staff. You may indicate your preference in your application.

 

21 seats available.


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