Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
In a rapidly globalizing society, the international political system that enable trade and growth may simultaneously allow the export of instability and insecurity. It falls to DISEC to critically examine the policy mechanisms through which discord spreads, building and implementing measures to resolve and repair its flawed security infrastructure. Topics will be as follows:
1. Nuclear Proliferation
Since the discovery of humans’ ability to harness energy from the nucleus of atoms, there have been considerable debates over its use. On the one hand, nuclear weapons are the most dangerous weapons on earth. One can destroy a whole city, potentially killing millions, and jeopardizing the natural environment and lives of future generations through its long-term catastrophic effects. On the other hand, nuclear power is, by far, the most promising and environment-friendly way to generate massive energy. Thus, it is critical for the international community to discuss the political mechanism regarding atomic power to maintain the balance between limiting nuclear weapons and utilizing nuclear resource.
2. Cyber Warfare
The remarkable development of the Internet has provided states, organizations, and people to connect and communicate in ways previously unimagined. This kind of unprecedented interconnectivity has allowed global collaborations and drove economic development. However, along with the benefit of Internet, many dangers and risks were created as the technology developed. As information infrastructure becomes increasingly important, cyberspace has become the new frontier of warfare. Thus, it is vital for the international community to establish necessary norms and policy mechanisms to regulate the act of war in cyberspace.
To be eligible for individual awards, delegates in GA committees are required to submit a position paper. Each delegate should submit a one-page paper, single spaced, to their chair via email by 11:59 pm on December 1st, 2017. The delegate with the best research will also receive the Position Paper Award. For a sample paper, please click here.