FOURTH COMMITTEE: SPECIAL POLITICAL AND DECOLONIZATION (SPECPOL)

Chair: ISABELLE SMITH


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.

TOPIC B

Neocolonialism

TOPIC A

Political Institutions

TOPIC ABSTRACT COMING SOON

APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 300 (DOUBLE DELEGATION)


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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


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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.

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