FOURTH COMMITTEE: SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONIZATION (SPECPOL)
Chair: ISABELLE SMITH
approximate committee size: 300 (double delegation)
The Special Political and Decolonization Committee is one of the six main general assemblies of the United Nations and covers a diverse set of political issues, ranging from space exploration to maintaining peace in the Middle East. At NAIMUN LVII, SPECPOL will address the importance of strengthening political institutions around the world while preserving sovereignty. The committee will also have the opportunity to discuss the growing effects of neocolonialism, such as how to balance capitalism and sustainable development.
background guide COMING SOON
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for SPECPOL are as follows. Delegates will:
Learn the importance of international collaboration and cooperation in the Fourth Committee
Recognize the many benefits of political institutions, such as strong rule of law, minimal corruption, and healthy democracy
Understand the connection between civil society, democracy, and political institutions in order to drive development
Comprehend the impacts of neocolonialism in today’s world via resource exploitation, unsustainable development, and the distribution of wealth
Consider alternative forms of development economics in order to promote equality
About the Chair
Isabelle Smith is a Class of 2020 student in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Politics with a certificate in International Development. In high school she competed nationally in Speech and Debate, and now is an active member of the International Relations Club here on campus. She has staffed both of Georgetown’s Model United Nations conferences, and traveled with the organization to chair the Global Leaders Summit in India. In her free time, Isabelle enjoys traveling, speaking Spanish, and eating Indian food.