|Posted by munscslovenia on April 9, 2015 at 3:55 AM|
Continuing with our participation in MUN events outside of borders, the MUNSC delegation consisting of Ivan Koruza and Žiga Golobič participated in the LSE MUN simulation. The event in the center of London one of the historical and cultural centers of the world is known for its elaborate content planning and focus on crisis simulation. The delegates participated in two separate joint cabinet crises, which dealt with the problem of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the 1911 Chinese Revolution. The event spanning from the 6. to the 8. of February was organized by the MUN society at the LSE promised not just valuable experience in the general MUN setting but also in the specifics of crisis simulations.
The venue in the very center of the historical heart of London prepared to host 5 different cabinets in three categories according to difficulty and expected experience. The beginner cabinets revolved around the civil war in Lybia and maritime aggression in the south Chinese sea, the intermediate sessions revolved around the intervention of the U.S.A. in Latin America and the Chinese civil war of 1911, while the advanced crisis tackled democratization in Egypt. Our delegates participated in both intermediate sessions, where Ivan acted as the secretary of state in the U. S. government and Žiga represented a general in the Chinese royal army As we have already described, the LSE MUN events are known for their somewhat specific historical and practical settings in which the delegates have to perform. Thus delegates are given a much broader control over a certain actor in the conflict not simply representation in say, UN bodies. This often means that delegates do not simply represent, but actively control a certain actor such as generals, politicians or activists. Together with the vibrant setting of the conference this ensures an extremely dynamic MUN experience to which both of our attending delegates can attest.
Ending with a stalemate in the Latin American continent, between the forces of the rebelling groups and the U.S.A., and a Vatican like royal protectorate in a now republican China both delegates finished a successful event with honorable mentioning in their respective cabinets amidst what ended up being a fierce competition for the best delegate award. The experience of the conference, the accompanying events and the great marvels of London will remain fond memories and valuable experience for both members of our delegation.