My name is Brandon Tomkiewicz and I will be your Under-Secretary General for Crisis Committees at this year’s BosMUN! I am a junior double majoring in International Relations and Political Science with a minor in Chinese. As a freshman trying to find my place in college, I happened to stumble upon BosMUN. Ever since then I have crisis staffed for Noreiga’s Cabinet and was the assistant crisis director for China 1931. With each and every time I staffed BosMUN, I feel in love with it more and more leading me to this year’s secretariat. BosMUN is a place where delegates can learn from and debate with others from around the world about issues that plague our world today.
Crisis committees are smaller committees consisting of 20-25 delegates. These committees are usually fast-paced and use directives instead of resolutions to act out the actions of the delegates. Crises will be given throughout each committee session to help simulate and move along debate. At BosMUN XIII there will be seven crisis committees, which include The Department of Homeland Security, The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (1948), and Pinochet’s Cabinet (1973). There will also be Modern Joint Crisis Committees, the Cabinet of Spain and the Basque National Liberation Movement, and the Historical Joint Crisis Committees, the Cabinet of Israel and the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization set in 1982. Joint Crisis Committees are two committees whose actions affect the other. The delegates can communicate with delegates in the other committee to improve debate between the two committees.
I hope everyone is as excited for these seven committees and for BosMUN XIII as I am! Work hard before the conference to learn everything there is to know about your committee. The more knowledge you have, the more fun you will have at BosMUN XIII. I can’t wait to see all your hard work and the innovative ideas you will bring into committee to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
Under-Secretary General – Crisis