Комите́т Госуда́рственной Безопа́сности (KGB), 1962
CRISIS MANAGER: VALERIE MA
CHAIR: KELLY WERT
As Cold War tensions heat up between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB), Russia’s main intelligence agency, is tasked with providing Soviet leaders with information and undertaking covert operations in support of USSR goals. On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the KGB will work to determine the activities of President Kennedy’s Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EXCOMM). Simultaneously, the KGB will have to counter the efforts of the CIA, its U.S. intelligence counterpart, to obstruct Soviet goals. However, since US-Soviet confrontations are not limited to Cuba’s shores, the KGB will have to face tensions manifesting across the globe.
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NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for the KGB are as follows. Delegates will:
Gain a deeper understanding of the KGB and intelligence institutions
Tackle questions regarding the role of intelligence during the Cold War
Learn about the international theater of the Cold War and U.S.-Soviet relations
About the Chair
Kelly Wert is a member of the Class of 2021 in Georgetown College, majoring in Government and American Studies. Originally from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, she first got involved in Model UN in high school, and at Georgetown she has staffed crisis committees at both NCSC and NAIMUN each year. Outside of Model UN, Kelly serves on the Georgetown Student Activities Commission and works as an Economics Teaching Assistant. She can also frequently be found procrastinating by rewatching The West Wing, cooking pasta, or debating Harry Potter trivia. Kelly is so excited to meet all of you at NAIMUN for this thrilling coordinated crisis committee!
About the Crisis Manager
Valerie Ma is a member of Georgetown’s Class of 2021, studying International Politics with a French minor and Asian Studies Certificate in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Though a proud native of Hong Kong, she spent her high school years in western Massachusetts, where she first got involved in Model UN. At Georgetown, she has staffed crisis committees for both NCSC and NAIMUN. She is also involved with the Hong Kong Students Association and sells bubble tea at Georgetown University’s weekly Farmers’ Market with Georgetown Bubble, a student-run company. In her free time, you might find her checking out all cool eating spots across DC, enjoying the beautiful weather on the lawn, or catching up on Brooklyn 99.