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!

2018-2019 TOPICS

  1. The Modern Workforce
  2. Sustainable Infrastructure

2018-2019 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

Andrew Zanfagna

Hey everyone! My name is Andrew Zanfagna and I am serving as Chair of the Council on Economic Advancement A. I am from the Westfield High School Delegation and this will be my fourth year at MUN.

CEA is a great size for a committee. We have 60 delegates who represent countries from all around the world. This allows for intense debate between countries with different economic viewpoints. Although there are committees that are smaller in size, the way CEA supports delegates makes it feel much smaller and more manageable for delegates of all levels of experience.

During my first year at conference, we all chanted C-E-A at our last committee session. That was the moment that I felt part of the CEA family, and I couldn’t wait to return to it the following year.

Speak! If you are nervous, write your thoughts down so you have something to refer to as you address your fellow delegates. The more you speak and share your ideas, the easier and easier it will be!

Two fun facts about me are that I play basketball and that I love to sing. I even received a varsity letter for singing in the choir!

Hope you are excited for this year’s conference! I can’t wait to meet you all in January!

Allen Zhang

Hello! I’m Allen Zhang, a junior from Montgomery High School, and I will be serving as your Council for Economic Advancement B chair. This will be my 3rd year in MUN, and second year in CEA-B!

If you want to, this is the one committee that you can justify bringing a calculator to. Besides for that, we discuss topics one at a time and save voting for the end, so sometimes we get resolutions that build off of other ones! It makes debate especially interesting, interactive, and fun.

For instance, last year some of the friends I met here and I wrote an obviously exploitative resolution to override a more sensible one. It was really fun watching the whole room try to keep a straight face while explaining why it was bad for us to control all of the oil reserves of the world!

When you’re here, if you ever get the butterfly feeling in your stomach, don’t worry about it and just let the butterflies fly away! Give a speech, meet new friends, write a resolution. After all, MUN is a lot of fun and the best thing you can do is just to embrace it.

Outside of MUN, I’m on a quest to try every ice cream flavor in the world, with the weirdest so far being Hot Pepper. I’m determined to add “variety” to my diet like this, and I am not throwing away my shot.

With that said, I can’t wait to see you all at conference this year!