My name is Roshni Bham and I am honored to serve as your Under-Secretary General for Crisis Committees. I am a sophomore studying International Relations and Health Science. I have participated in Model UN since my junior year of high school, which is when I developed an affinity for the chaos of crisis committees. As both a delegate and a staffer, I have thoroughly enjoyed the dynamism and unpredictability of crisis.
Crisis committees offer a unique delegate experience due to the smaller committee size and fast-paced, interactive approach to debate. Throughout the conference, delegates will be presented with crises, which will require participants to respond with directives rather than resolutions. Delegates will be vested with portfolio powers, allowing each individual to influence the progression of debate. This year at BosMUN XIV, there will be seven crisis committees including the Thein Sein’s Cabinet of Myanmar, Ahmadinejad’s Re-election Campaign (2009), the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico (1950), and The Executive Cabinet of Goodluck Jonathan. There will also be the Triple Joint Crisis Committees based on the Bangladeshi Liberation War of 1971. The Joint Crisis Committees will see three separate committees, namely the Indian National Congress (1971), the Inter-Service Intelligence (1971), and the Mukti Bahini (1971), whose actions influence outcomes in the other two committees. These committees will test your diplomatic skills and resourcefulness as delegates, but I promise it will be an enjoyable experience.
I hope you are all as excited for BosMUN XIV as I am! Familiarize yourself with everything there is to know about your committees; being knowledgeable will only add to the fun BosMUN experience. I look forward to hearing the innovative ideas you all will bring into committee come February!
Under-Secretary General — Crisis Committees