While traditional General Assembly and Specialized committees operate on a static timeline, Crisis does not. Instead, the actions the delegates take directly affect each update and influence the eventual end result of the committee. As such, the strategies to do well in a Crisis committee differ from those of a GA or Specialized. Here are some strategies that have worked for me.
Image By Museo Civico, Casa Cavassa, Saluzzo, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=894487
Rick is a BA student at LUISS University in Rome, Italy, majoring in PPE. Before college, he lived in between Florence and the United States. He’s worked in finance, creative consulting, and other boring adult stuff. Over the past two years, he has chaired and backroomed at many UK and European conferences, including PIMUN, CUIMUN, OxiMUN, LIMUN, YorkMUN, UCLMUN among others, and was Crisis Director at last year’s LSEMUN. He is a master of accents, lover of food/travel, and an SNL cast member wannabe. In his spare time (if such things exist) you can catch him desperately trying to hand in his dissertation, fighting heart disease with puns and chocolate, and chilling on his terrace looking over the Colosseum, practising future crisis roles.
Konstantin is a postgraduate student of Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews. He also has an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Economics from the same university. His historical research focuses on 19th and early 20th-century Catholic thought, particularly on ultramontanism and integralism.
Konstantin’s MUN experience comprises more than 20 conferences, of which about a dozen crisis simulations. He has worked with several backroom teams, the most recent being at PIMUN 2018. He was also Deputy Director at NottsMUN 2017.
Konstantin is a Companion of the Order of Malta. His non-academic interests include Thomistic theology, Gregorian chants, complex systems, dead languages, and single malt whisky.