UNSC: Crisis in Central America

This is a dual–delegation committee.

Background Guide coming soon.

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In the late 1970s, a number of major civil conflicts and revolutions shook various countries in Central America. These crises were most often catalyzed by technological, societal, or economic reform within the country. The crises erupting throughout Central America can be a chance for the UNSC to establish peace or an opportunity for conniving countries to exert their own socioeconomic agenda. Delegates will be asked to encourage peace and navigate through a variety of fast–paced crises such as civil conflicts, security sector reform and instability, and a number of geopolitical pressures and incentives. As the delegates of the UNSC, you will be expected to present efficient and innovative solutions that comprehensively take into account all the factors concerning the Central American Crisis. Best of luck, delegates, the peace and stability of the region is in your hands.




EMMA LAPINSKY

Chair

Hello Delegates! My name is Emma, and I am a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. I'm originally from Seattle, Washington, the best city in the US during summer (no slander will be accepted). I joined UCBMUN in her first semester freshman year and went on to serve as UCBMUN XXVI's Secretary– General last year. I really love this conference with my whole heart and am INCREDIBLY excited to see what this year's conference has in store. While I have traditionally been a GA delegate, I've also competed in UNSC before, double delling alongside my former Director–General and now Crisis Director Daniel Liu, and am so excited to be working with Daniel on another MUN related thing. I'm looking forward to a weekend full of rigorous debate; I am particularly excited to chair UNSC because of the quality of debate and how competitive the committee is. With this topic, I hope delegates do their own research in understanding both the domestic and regional politics of the countries involved and that they are portraying. The topics raise many questions of sovereignty, ethics, democracy, human rights, and require a strong grasp of historical Latin American politics. These are all important issues and I hope you come prepared with a deep understanding of the topic to engage in a meaningful conversation about these historical events. Please do not hesitate to reach out before conference with any questions or if you would simply like to discuss my interests outside of MUN such as boba, the Weeknd, Glass Animals, murder mystery novels, or where to find the cheapest plane tickets!

Best,
EMMA LAPINSKY
Chair, UNSC: Crisis in Central America


DANIEL LIU

Crisis Director

Welcome to UNSC!

My name is Daniel Liu, and I am incredibly ecstatic to CD for UCBMUN XXVII's UNSC Committee! One of my interests in political science revolves around insurgencies in post–conflict regions. Peace can be difficult to achieve in a post–civil conflict region, due to the variety of actors, credible commitment problems, and asymmetric information. Central America during the late 80s and early 90s beautifully represents these challenges, and it is up to you and your fellow delegates of the UN Security Council to attempt to establish lasting peace in the region. Emma and I cannot wait to see you all debate these issues in March! About myself– I am currently a senior studying Economics and Political Science and I've been lucky enough to call the Bay Area my home for all my life. At Cal, I am also associated with nonprofit consulting (180DC), the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA). If I'm not at Main Stacks studying–– you can definitely find me losing money playing poker, being a bandwagon Warriors fan, or annoying the UNSC Chair.

Ciao,
DANIEL LIU
Crisis Director, UNSC: Crisis in Central America