It is with great pleasure that we welcome you the 51st North American Invitational Model United Nations, and to Cabinets—one of NAIMUN’s most innovative and exciting organs. This year’s conference will draw thousands of delegates from across the United States and from across the world; certainly NAIMUN’s 51st year will be a transformative and unforgettable opportunity.
We are extremely pleased to announce that, at NAIMUN LI, Cabinets will include six superbly staffed and exciting committees. Our groundbreaking joint crisis committee will pit an Algeria aspiring for independence against the French government. Mohammed Khan’s 1973 Afghan cabinet will be forced to tend to internal instability and external menace, while Imre Nagy’s 1956 government will attempt to balance its own aspiration towards neutrality with a bloc-driven Soviet psychology. Under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, the cabinet of the United Kingdom will be forced to parry Argentine attempts at pulling off a fait accompli in the Falklands and to prevent public support from eroding in the face of strong economic policies. Meanwhile, delegates taking on the roles of Vladimir Putin’s cabinet officials in the year 2000 will be invited to chart a new course for the Russian Federation. Finally, the Jordanian cabinet of 1968 will be invited to manage pressure from Israel and others, its relationship with the PLO being an object of international tensions and crisis.
The committees offered by Cabinets will be small, fast-paced, and intense. In addition to providing a challenging experience for delegates of a variety of skill levels, they will create immersive historical simulations where delegates step into the shoes of policymakers and come to understand the pressures and influences that go into decision-making. We and our superb conference staff—skilled and enthusiastic—are excited to be able to bring an experience commensurate with NAIMUN’s reputation for excellence.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Once again, welcome to NAIMUN LI, and we look forward to seeing you in Washington come February.