(Historical) Joint Crisis Committee
Skill Level – Advanced
The Joint Crisis Committee is an exciting and challenging simulation of a critical moment in world history. Participants will be divided into two separate rooms, each representing a different historical power bloc or group of nations / historical characters. They will be tasked with addressing a major crisis of the past.
The Crisis Committee will be set in a specific time period and will focus on the geopolitical tensions and conflicts of the era. Participants will have the opportunity to negotiate with other delegates, form alliances, and use diplomacy to resolve the crisis.
The Committee will be structured as a series of crises, each building on the previous one and increasing in intensity. Delegates will have to think creatively and respond quickly to unexpected events and challenges, just like real-world diplomats and leaders. Ultimately, the delegates are empowered with the ability to change the course of history.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Skill Level – Beginner/Intermediate
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is an intergovernmental military organisation, which consists of 30 Member States. The organisation’s primary task is the implementation of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty. This takes the form of guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political means by promoting democratic values and facilitating cooperation on defence and security issues. In addition, military tactics are also used to undertake operations when diplomatic efforts fail. Topics of the NATO Council range from addressing security issues, to discussing foreign relations. While most of its existence has revolved around the confrontation with the USSR-backed rival organisation, the Warsaw Pact, during the 21st century NATO has become increasingly more of a peacekeeping organisation beyond being just a military alliance.
NATO and the United Nations have been closely collaborating since the 1990s on matters pertaining to maintaining international peace and security, as well as on crisis-management operations.