Model United Nations Society to host International Crisis Conference at Elon

FEB. 7, 2011

Photo courtesy of ICCE website.

Students will get a chance to make decisions, think critically and discuss in a real-life simulation of the United Nations at the two-day International Crisis Conference of Elon (ICCE) hosted by the Elon Model United Nations Society (MUN).

ICCE is a real-world simulation that allows students to put what they learn in the classroom into practice. The conference is modeled off of Princeton University’s International Crisis Simulation. 120 to 170 Introduction to International Relations students and members of MUN participate in the conference.

The central themes of the simulation include North Korea’s nuclear program, Iranian ambitions to enter the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Iran’s fledgling nuclear program and U.S. and NATO-ISAF operations in Afghanistan.

This semester’s simulation will be the 10th simulation hosted by the MUN Society at Elon.

Students are divided into nine Asia state actor committees, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Russia, Iran, Japan, North Korea and South Korea as well as the United States. The committees are led by third or fourth year MUN staff members and work to produce initiatives addressing the several central themes while also responding to relevant crises. The situation is set up to thwart the committee’s efforts and sometimes mute the committee actions.

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About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.

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