The biannual crisis simulation held by Elon University’s Model United Nations Society will hold its tenth conference this year. The simulation, called the International Crisis Conference (ICCE), is modeled after Princeton University’s Model UN International Crisis Simulation.
ICCE hosts between 120 and 170 first- and second-year students in International Relations classes at Elon, as well as various nearby schools. Last year, the simulation played host to East Carolina University students.
“The Global Simulation encompasses all of the workings of a United Nations Security Council debate; with students assigned to one of the 15 Security Council nations, introduced to working papers, and guided through debate and discussion vis-à-vis parliamentary procedure,“ reads the organization’s website.
The simulation is composed of committees, led by third- and fourth-year Model UN staff members, produce initiatives addressing central themes of ICCE, including the nuclear programs of various Middle Eastern countries, as well as U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan.
The organization is also hoping to revamp its news section this semester — the section that posts the actions and statements of the various committees — by branching out to the School of Communications to get student journalists to participate in the conference and work for the news team. In the past five years, since the conference was started, Model UN has run its news team with members of the organization.