The year is 2035. In recent years, Mexico and Colombia have joined forces in creating a flourishing imperialist economy planted firmly in controlling the trillion-dollar global narcotics industry. The United States of America has fared considerably worse, but nevertheless, the American government is eager to destroy the narco-states before they can wreak further havoc on their nation, among others. Now, as Mexico begins to encroach on American ally Costa Rica, the time may well have come for tensions to come to a head. Though the fate of the conflict is far from foreseeable, one thing is certain: the delegates’ next moves will shape the Americas for years to come, for better or for worse.
As a continuous crisis committee, the Fictional Crisis Committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by January 22nd, 2021, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
The crisis topic and its associated background guide were originally prepared by Julian Miller for the Joint Crisis Committees at VMUN 2017.
Jeremy Fang | Director
A senior at West Point Grey Academy, Jeremy is delighted to be directing the Fictional Crisis Committee for VMUN 2021. Ever since his first conference five years ago, he has found a home in the fast-paced, collaborative, and occasionally hectic world of Model UN. In his spare time not consumed by Model UN, Jeremy can be found exploring the depths of his photo albums, repeatedly leaving Messenger chats, or questioning the ethics of movie plots. Having previously staffed the FCC at VMUN 2020, he is excited to put together another immersive and captivating experience for all delegates. He looks forward to meeting everyone at VMUN 2021!
Koby Chen | Chair
Koby is a Grade 11 student at St. George’s School and is beyond ecstatic to be serving as Chair for FCC. Ever since his first 14-second speech, he has been drawn to the multifaceted and gratifying world of Model UN. Outside of this activity, Koby can be found obsessively binging Netflix sitcoms, struggling to center clay at the potter’s wheel, and hanging out with his pet rabbit Jimbertim. FCC is filled with exhilarating debate, unexpected crisis updates, and full immersion into the Narco-American War, and Koby knows that all delegates will savour this weekend full of discourse.
Sakura Gibson | Crisis Staff
Currently a junior at Crofton House School, Sakura is ecstatic to be serving as the Assistant Director of the Fictional Crisis Committee at VMUN 2021. Since participating in her first conference in grade nine, Sakura’s passion and drive in international affairs and politics have continued to flourish. She has come to appreciate the captivating and adrenaline-fueled environment that is fostered in all committee rooms. Outside of the world of diplomacy, Sakura can be found drawing with a combination of mediums and designing aesthetic and informative marketing posts for local non-profits. She also enjoys going on bike rides across Vancouver and has played soccer since the age of five. Sakura is looking forward to an unforgettable weekend at VMUN 2021!
You can contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.