HAMUN FORTY COUNTRY SELECTION MEETING Introductions Conference Information Tentative Dates for Conference: January 29th and 30th or February 5th and 6th, 2015 Tentative Venues: University of Houston or the George R. Brown Convention Center DRW’s: November 6th at Westchester Academy Registration Open from October 1st to January 16th Policy Papers due on January 23rd Crisis What is Crisis? Fast-paced! Delegates have to think on their feet Committees are very specialized Often based in historical events, but take can take place in the present and future, as well Delegates take on the role of unique characters ◦ Representing individuals with personal goals What is Crisis? Debate flows very similar to standard committees ◦ Moderated and Unmoderated Caucuses are vital ◦ Speakers Lists generally do not exist Crises are introduced to the committees in order to alter the flow of debate and change the situation being discussed ◦ Force delegates to adapt Why Does Crisis Matter? Crisis is best suited to more experienced delegates Allows delegates to hone their speaking skills in situations that can change in an instant In historically based crisis committees, delegates get to delve into and re-enact important past events Staff Duties USG of Crisis ◦ Oversees all committees and staff members in order to make sure everything runs smoothly Crisis Directors ◦ Take personal charge over a single committee and plan out crises Crisis Staffers ◦ assist in planning and crisis logistics ◦ introduce crises to committees Crisis Director of Triple Joint Crisis Director of Elizabeth’s Privy Council Crisis Director of The Court Crisis Staff Crisis Staff Crisis Staff Crisis Structure USG of Crisis Triple Joint Crisis: IndiaN-PakistanI War: 2011 India vs. Pakistan vs. Security Council Delegates will work as members of the political cabinets of India and Pakistan during this hypothetical war to ensure victory while the Security Council attempts to keep the peace ◦ Show the mechanisms of the UNSC in a war situation ◦ Beat your opponent, but face the threat of shaming from the International Community Crisis: The Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth I: Delegates play the role of Queen Elizabeth’s main advisors during the tumultuous time of the Anglo-Spanish War Espionage, Privateering, Alliance-Forging with War on the Brink ◦ The Dutch Revolt ◦ The Spanish Armada Crisis: The Court: 2016 Court-style Committee Delegates will serve as members of the tribunal in a trial of war criminal Replacing ICJ this year with a new, exciting twist on the legal side of International Relations ◦ Crisis Staff will serve as witnesses ◦ Crisis Director will serve as prosecutor ◦ Several crises and roadblocks will occur to make the committee eventful and unpredictable Exciting, Fast-Paced Committees! A hard-working Crisis Staff ◦ Preparation on these committees has already begun and the USG of Crisis is extremely excited to bring these experiences to HAMUN delegates We can’t wait to run these next year, and we hope you are equally thrilled for your delegates to participate in them! The HAMUN Times USG OF MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS What is the HAMUN Times? A newspaper written during the conference by delegates and overseen by staffers A chance for students who love both Model UN and journalism to contribute to a project with a tangible end product A new way of looking at and describing the conference Delegate Participation About 15 delegates will have positions as HAMUN Times Press Corps What types of positions are available? JOURNALISTS PHOTOGRAPHERS 12 3 ◦ Write articles based on observation of the 17 different committees ◦ Chronicle the conference and collaborate with journalists for the types and quantities of pictures desired How it works Journalists will write articles during the conference on different committee sessions They will submit their articles to their assigned editor (a staffer) for minor edits The articles will then be formatted and looked over once again by the Editor-in-Chief and will be published online by the end of the day During conference delegates will… • Observe committees • Interview delegates, speakers, dais members • Gather information as conference progresses • Write articles as information is gathered Delegate Training Before Conference ◦ Journalists will receive emails assigning them to a committee and introducing them to a dais ◦ Research into article writing and composition During Conference ◦ Attend a mandatory 1.5 hr training session (article do’s and don’ts, professional writing, structure) ◦ Report to editors for any questions and/or comments How to sign up? • Email Delegate Name, School, and contact information to [email protected] • In order to be selected as a HAMUN Times Press Corp, a delegate must submit samples that demonstrate the following: • A. good writing ability (if applying to be a journalist) • • Submit a 500 word essay describing a MUN related topic B. some skill in the art of photography (if applying to be a photographer) • Submit 3 photographs taken of large group settings Registration Registration Periods and Pricing Regular registration opens October 1, 2014 and will run until January 16, 2015. ◦ $35 per delegate Delegate fees of other conferences: ◦ MUNSA $60 ◦ CTMUN $75 ◦ GCI $90 Pertinent Registration Info Invoices will roll out as registration occurs and will be updated. In order for a student to attend conference, they must submit one policy paper by the deadline. If they are to be considered for an award, they must submit two policy papers (one per topic) excluding one-topic committees. Deadline January 23, 2015. There will be no registration at conference, as policy papers are required and must be submitted by the 23rd. No refunds will be given for any reason. Country Selection It’s what you all really came for.