NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS
The National Security Apparatus (NSA) is NAIMUN’s most dynamic and unique organ. The only one of its kind on the high school circuit, the NSA is made up of five crisis-style committees existing within the same universe (Think of it as the MCU of MUN). Each committee has 20-25 delegates.
Historically, the NSA was made up of multiple organizations within one country — at NAIMUN LV, NSA was the United Kingdom; and at NAIMUN LIV, NSA was the United States. Last year at NAIMUN LVI, the NSA broke the status quo and transformed into an intergovernmental organization, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
This year, we will continue to push the organ into uncharted territory. At NAIMUN LVII, we will be running the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 — a fight for power during the Cold War between the United States, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and Cuba. The NSA includes five crisis committees: John F. Kennedy’s Executive Committee (EXCOMM), the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Nikita Khrushchev’s Presidium, the Soviet Union’s Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB), and Fidel Castro’s Cabinet. Each committee must consider committee-specific crises while also working with (or against) other committees in the NSA.
The NSA is unique on the circuit due to its interactive nature. As delegates push individual crisis arcs, their impact will go beyond their own committee and affect the other committees in the organ as well. As each committee reacts to new crises, they must carefully consider how their actions will shape the responses of other committees in the organ. Because each committee has a different focus, they will each experience the crises from different perspectives, and communication among delegates between committees will be crucial to coordinate responses on each side. The stakes are high, and we are confident that the interconnected crisis will challenge even the most seasoned delegates.
GRAND CRISIS MANAGER: SURAAG SRINIVAS
Suraag is a member of the Class of 2020 studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Business Growth and Development. While originally from Chelmsford, MA, Suraag spent his four years of high school in rural Indiana at a military school, where he first got involved in Model UN. Since then, he has served as the Under-Secretary-General of Cabinets at NAIMUN LV and the Chair of the Ad-hoc Committee at NAIMUN LVI. He has also served as the Secretary-General of Georgetown's collegiate Model UN Conference, NCSC, last year, and he currently serves as GU MUN’s Conferences Coordinator and Head Delegate. When Suraag is not staffing or competing with Georgetown Model UN, he is a member of the board of directors for Hilltop Consultants, a student-run group that consults for nonprofits, and a choreographer for Rangila, Georgetown’s South Asian dance showcase. In his (agreeably limited) free time, he can be found watching SNL videos on Youtube and searching for (or blending up) the perfect fruit smoothie. The very first committee Suraag ran in high school was centered on the Cuban Missile Crisis, so he is excited to return to this topic and explore it in the NSA’s unique format. He could not be more excited to staff his fourth and final NAIMUN as the Grand CM of the NSA Organ and is looking forward to creating an unforgettable experience for delegates this coming February!