COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

The Council for Economic Advancement (CEA) strives to improve the economic situation of all nations while simultaneously dealing with issues as they arise. This means that delegates wield the double-edged sword of confronting issues of the present in addition to working towards a sustainable environment of economic prosperity. In matters of finance, international trade, regulations, monetary policy, as well as economic relief plans and programs, CEA is the center of it all. CEA is a council of about 80 sovereign nations who congregate as equals to debate on two topics each year. CEA is small enough to have a familial feel, but large enough to allow for a diverse range of opinions. CEA is also unique in its parliamentary procedure. Instead of vacillating between topics, CEA focuses exclusively on one topic for a period of time with fast-paced debate. At the end of the allotted time for a given topic, delegates vote on all resolutions for the topic. This results in ample time to write well-developed amendments, and ultimately the process yields more thorough and robust resolutions. Finally, the CEA is known for implementing challenging yet fun crises along with innovative ways to breath life in economics. We hope to see you come January!

2019- 2020 TOPICS

  1. Educational Access and Outcomes
  2. Transportation Infrastructure

2019- 2020 Council for Economic Advancement Topic Descriptions

RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Council for Economic Advancement Sample Country Research Paper

CEA Country Matrix Cover Page

CEA Country Matrices

 

OFFICER BIOS

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

Hello delegates! My name is William Sorge and it’s my pleasure to be serving as your CEA-A chair this year. I’m currently a senior at Saint Joseph High School and this will be my fourth and, unfortunately, final year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

I was amazed in CEA by how intense and informed the debate gets. Since it’s a subcommittee, there’s a more narrow and focused scope of topics, which leads to a more focused and unique debate experience. It’s also unusual in that all resolution voting takes place Sunday, reserving the other 2 days of conference for a steady stream of great debate.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

My first year at MUN I honestly felt a little out of my element and a lot of uncertainty, but I’ll never forget how great it felt to speak the first few times I did. The best advice I have is to just let go of your doubts and uncertainties and dive right in. This is a one-of-a-kind great experience you don’t want to waste a minute of.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

One my favorite MUN memories has to be when I represented North Korea in Security Council A my second year and tried my best to be an active participant in debate, despite my country’s iffy at best position on the world stage. Representing a country I disagree with on everything reminded me what MUN means to me, which is being able to argue from all sides of an issue and strengthen my own beliefs through oppostion. It also gave me a greater appreciation for the human rights I’ve been afforded to research a country with such a poor human rights record.

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN, I’ve been involved with the Saint Joseph High School Theatre Company since freshman year, which involves both dramatic and vocal performance. I also participate in several of my school’s publications such as the yearbook, the literary magazine, and the school newspaper. I have also run cross-country/track and been a member of Student Council since freshman year. Last but certainly not least, I participate in MUN’s sister program, NJ Youth & Government (YAG).

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

My favorite food has always been some quality New York Pizza (not frozen!). If I could visit any country, some of the first contenders would probably be Italy or Japan. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but you’ll find mostly pop, rock, classical, and show tunes on my Spotify. Lastly, one fun fact about me is I’ve been a HUGE Star Wars fan since I was really little.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to me about any concerns you have leading up to and during conference! I’m super approachable and I’d love to do the best I can to make this an awesome experience for all of you. I can’t wait to see you guys at Hershey!

 

What is your name, position, delegation, grade, and the number of years you’ve been in MUN?

My name is Allen Zhang, and it is my pleasure to serve you as your Council for Economic Advancement B Chair. I’m a senior from the Montgomery Delegation, and this will be 4th and final year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

I think the best thing about this committee is how diverse yet focused each of the topics are. Because we debate one topic at a time, we get a lot of creative resolutions that build off one another.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

My advice to new delegates would be to speak up! To be honest, even if someone messes up, people forget about it pretty soon. You have everything to gain by stepping out of your comfort zone and nothing to lose.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite memory from MUN was in my sophomore year in CEA, when I (representing Mexico), Russia, the UAE, and some other countries made a ridiculous resolution that would give us control of the world’s entire oil supply. It difficult to seriously argue for it while keeping a straight face!

 

What other activities do you do?

Outside of MUN, I’m run a civic engagement focused volunteer organization. I am also interested in technology and participate in robotics.

 

List some fun facts/icebreaker kind of information. Some examples are: Your favorite food, a country you would want to visit, tv shows you watch, type of music you listen to, etc.

Favorite Ice Cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Country I want to visit: Spain
Favorite Broadway Songs: Satisfied, Me and the Sky, Defying Gravity

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Get comfortable getting uncomfortable!