COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION

The Historical Security Council (HSC) gives delegates the unique chance to change the course of history while simultaneously regulating the global security dynamic. Delegates immerse themselves in a controversial and influential year, era, or time of importance in history. By taking the role of their respective country and time, delegates in the HSC must respond appropriately and effectively to the events and crises that actually took place in history. This presents delegates with the distinct opportunity to modify the course of history while weighing the real world and historical consequences of their actions. With a small group of 30 delegates and the presence of 5 countries with veto powers (giving them the ability to nullify any resolution), HSC creates an atmosphere for intense debate and effective resolutions. This dynamic makes the Historical Security Council different from any other committee.


2019-2020 TOPICS

Time Period: Circa 1979

  1. Humane Warfare
  2. The  Effect of Proxy Wars During the Cold War
  3. Yom Kippur War (1973)

2019-2020 Historical Security Council Topic Descriptions


RESOURCES & SAMPLE DOCUMENTS

Historical Security Council Country Matrix

Historical Security Council Matrix Cover Page

Historical Security Council Sample Country Research Paper


OFFICER BIOS

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

Greetings Delegates! I’m Alexander Tan, your HSC-B chair for 2019-2020 MUN. I’m a junior, hailing from Montgomery High School delegation, and this will be my third year in MUN.

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

HSC is a small committee, only about 20 or so delegates, meaning that you’re going to get to know everyone, and by Sunday the council is more so of a family than a legislative body. Because of this, HSC has a wonderful sense of community and MUN love. Debate also gets very dramatic and exciting sometimes, so it’s stimulating as well – international relations and diplomacy is a huge part of what makes HSC HSC, along with the history memes.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

One thing I’d love to see in new delegates, especially first years, is to be courageous. The intensity of HSC’s fray can be intimidating at times, but there’s no better feeling than being part of it. HSC is a committee that’s very first-year friendly, and we really appreciate those who find the courage to break out of their shell and participate in debate. My advice is to simply speak up confidently, and be proactive during both moderated and unmoderated caucus.

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

I’ve always been in HSC, because ever since I was put in it as a first year, I’ve fallen in love with it. I recall a moment as a freshman, when a senior wrote me my first ever CDA, saying cheesy, supportive things you’d hear in the Council. That half-slip of paper changed everything. In my second year, our council stopped nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, so for the rest of conference (and even to this day) we say “Save The World” as a universal salute.

 

What other activities do you do?

Most of my other activities are public speaking or politics related: I do NJYAG, I’m a Toastmasters International speaker, participate in NSDA championships, and write for a political journal. But in the meantime for fun, I also recreationally weightlift, study architecture, play RTS games, and go to Princeton Town a lot to take walks.

 

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.

I’m a travel kind of person, so I’ve gone to every continent a good number of times now. I would like to visit Thailand one day, and Paris and Prague never get old. Most other preferences depend on my mood – For food, for example, I’m feeling sushi as I write this. I listen to practically every genre of music, from progressive rock to obscure stuff like vaporwave. My favorite TV show is House MD, and my favorite movie is Jin-Roh (1999).

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m a huge history buff, which is nicely well-fitting for the committee I’ll be meeting you in. If you have any questions or need me for anything, my email and social media contacts are always open. I hope you all appreciate the topics we’ve prepared for you this year, and I look forward to seeing you guys at conference. Save the World!

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

Hey everyone! My name is Olivia Conti and I am currently a senior at Westfield High School. I am so excited to be serving as your Historical Security Council A Chair for my third year at MUN!

 

What is the best thing about your committee?

HSC is a small committee which is great because it gives everyone more chances to debate and collaborate on resolutions! A small committee also gives you the chance of getting to know everyone in your committee which is a really special experience.

 

What advice do you have for new delegates?

Don’t be afraid to talk to someone in your committee you’ve never met before! Meeting new people makes your MUN experience even more rewarding!

 

What is your favorite MUN memory or experience?

My favorite MUN experience was when a group of more experienced members in my committee helped me draft my first resolution. I was really nervous when I started MUN, but I instantly felt reassured when the other people in my committee were nothing but supportive and welcoming. It was that moment I fell in love with MUN because it was when I learned how great of a community it was.

 

What other activities do you do?

Besides MUN I also participate in my school’s marching band, Key Club, and New Jersey Youth and Government!

 

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.

A fun fact about me is that I absolutely love cookie dough and pepperoni pizza! I also don’t have a genre of music I dislike but I especially enjoy Indie Pop.

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I can’t wait to see you all at conference this year! Also don’t be afraid to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to have a conversation!