NCSC XLI: An Introduction

Members of the International Relations Club can find a rewarding opportunity to augment their involvement in the club by volunteering to help organize and run Georgetown’s very own collegiate Model United Nations conference. Hosted by Georgetown International Relations Association, Inc. (GIRA), the 41st National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC XLI) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda from Thursday, October 24th to Sunday, October 27th, 2013.

NCSC XLI will feature eighteen model diplomacy simulations, ranging from small joint crises of sixteen delegates per committee to assemblies of nearly one hundred delegates. Substantively, geographically, and temporally diverse, the unique simulations chosen for NCSC XLI give witness to the creativity and passion of our Chairs and Crisis Managers. We are extremely excited to see these committees develop over the coming months, as we firmly believe that the engaging nature of its committees are what sets NCSC apart as an elite crisis conference on the collegiate Model United Nations circuit. For more information on the committees of NCSC XLI, please visit http://ncsc.modelun.org.

With the conclusion of NAIMUN 50, substantive preparation for NCSC XLI has commenced in haste. In the coming week, an armada of Directors, Crisis Analysts, and Rapporteurs will join the current staff of thirty-two Chairs and Crisis Managers. By the time October rolls around, NCSC XLI will boast over one hundred staff.  Eager freshman will work alongside veteran staffers and each will claim the opportunity to work their creative juices in helping to author the delegate experience within their committee.

Registration for delegations wishing to attend NCSC XLI will open on April first. In the next two weeks, the Director of Delegation Affairs will be contacting a large range of colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. Other logistical preparations that go behind preparing for NCSC include working with the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, recruitment of sponsors, planning our Saturday night social event at the Barking Dog, and searching for committee and keynote speakers, among other tasks. Additionally, this year, NCSC XLI is committed to increasing its technological and social media presence. We have added a brand new position to the Secretariat: Director of Media & Technology.

As the months progress, we hope to keep the online community updated on all things NCSC XLI. If you have any questions, would like to learn more about the conference, or would simply like to send us some love, feel free to shoot us an email at ncsc@modelun.org.

Luke H. Young
Secretary-General, NCSC XLI
Omika Jikaria
Executive Director, NCSC XLI

The mission of the 41st National Collegiate Security Conference is to provide for its collegiate participants a professional and enjoyable experience through competitive diplomacy simulations that are interactive, demanding, and educational. Located near the nation’s capital, NCSC XLI will furthermore offer an unparalleled social experience through programming and networking opportunities.

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