Committee Information

Committee Name: Royal Irish Constabulary
Organ: United Kingdom National Security Apparatus (UKNSA), 1918
Undersecretary-General: Georgina Kenchington
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Charlotte Phillips
Chair and Crisis Manager: Arisa Herman and Aaron Baum

The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.

For a more in depth explanation of this coordinated crisis organ, please see this attached explanation here.

A Letter from the Chair

Hello all!

Welcome to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)! This committee forms the Irish arm of the British armed police, separate from the unarmed civic Irish police force. More so than the civil police, the RIC had military elements that with a rigid rank structure, barracks, and carbines. During our time together, you will be tasked with reacting to the various crises that occur as Ireland and the United Kingdom are thrown into civil war. The Irish Republican Army throughout the war made a point of targeting British government forces, including the British police, and singling them out in devastating attacks. The position also became increasingly stigmatized as RIC members were seen as traitors by republicans and local populations. The RIC became seen as a symbol of the British oppression within Ireland. In this committee, you will be forced to deal with the IRA attacks, increasingly resentful local populations, mass desertion, dissent within the ranks, abuse of power, treachery, and much more.

I look forward to a fast-paced committee and a weekend of excellent debate, creative solutions, collaboration, and cunning strategy. I can’t wait to meet you all and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Hoya Saxa!

Arisa Herman

Chair, Royal Irish Constabulary

[email protected]

About the Chair

Arisa Herman is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies. From in the Bay Area, Arisa still claims that the West Coast is the best coast and sorely misses good Mexican food and In n’ Out. At Georgetown she is involved in the IRC, GAAP, Japan Network, and is a SFS peer advisor. When not doing any of the above, she likes travelling, listening to music, and hiking.

About the Crisis Manager

Aaron Baum is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020 majoring in Regional Studies with a focus on Asia. Aaron fell in love with Model United Nations during freshman fall semester at Georgetown after long bus rides with the travel team and snapping pictures of delegates and staffers at NCSC XLIV. His hobbies consist of editing articles for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, distributing funds to student groups on the Student Activities Commission, and mentoring freshmen in the Emerging Leaders Program. But really he just watches Veep and eats Kraft(TM) Mac-and-Cheese all day.

Learning Goals

NAIMUN strives to provide the most well-rounded educational and enjoyable experience to delegates. The learning goals for the Royal Irish Constabulary are as follows. Delegates will gain:

  • A better understanding of how a police force organizes and operates in an increasingly hostile environment.
  • A better understanding of the history of Anglo-Irish relations, as well as the origins of the contemporary conflict.