FIDEL CASTRO’S CABINET, 1962

CRISIS MANAGER: ANDREW ALFONSO

CHAIR: JAMES GORDY


APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 20

The Republic of Cuba finds itself in the middle of a global war between two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. Facing internal and external threats to its continued governance, Fidel Castro’s cabinet meets to discuss the future of the nation. Just a year ago, the United States supported the Bay of Pigs Invasion, an attempt to overthrow the Castro government. And even now, rebels in the Escambray mountains continue to resist Castro’s socialist revolution. With the increased interest by the Soviets and the Americans, Cuba must decide whether to become another satellite state of the USSR or whether to pave its own path for the future. However, one thing is for certain  — One small mistake will destroy the island, and even the world.

TOPIC A

Maintaining Cuban Security & Autonomy

TOPIC B

Ensuring Domestic Support for the Revolution

TOPIC ABSTRACT

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES 

NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for Fidel Castro’s Cabinet are as follows. Delegates will:

  • Gain an understanding of how to react to highly stressful updates and how to think on their feet

  • Recognize the importance of thoughtful domestic policy

  • Acquire an understanding of the connections between domestic and foreign policy.


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About the Chair

James is a member of the Class of 2020 in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics and focusing on political institutions and social movements in Latin America. He is originally from Maryland and will fiercely defend the merits of putting Old Bay on literally anything. Outside of staffing NCSC and NAIMUN, he writes for The Caravel, works as a research assistant, and spends far too much time on Twitter. He is excited to welcome everyone to the Hilton this February, and looks forward to seeing what delegates will do for Cuba.


About the crisis manager

Andrew Alfonso is a member of Georgetown College, Class of 2021, majoring in Government and Computer Science. As someone who participated in Model UN throughout high school, he was intent on keeping up his involvement with the International Relations Club at Georgetown. He has served as Director of the Provisional of Cuba at NAIMUN LVI and travels with the school Model UN team. He is a proud New Jerseyian and will gladly debate you as to why it's the best state. He is greatly looking forward to serving as your Crisis Manager and is beyond excited to meet you all in February!




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