Introducing SCSY XL's committees . . . 

COMMITTEES ARE THE HEART OF SCSY. WITH A 4:1 DELEGATE TO CHAIR RATIO, METICULOUSLY DETAILED TOPIC GUIDES AND CRISIS MAPS, AND SOME OF THE SMARTEST STUDENTS IN THE WORLD, COMMITTEES TAKE DEBATE TO A NEW LEVEL.



Ad Hoc Committee The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General is a fast paced and intense committee intended for experienced delegates. To prepare for this committee, delegates should familiarize themselves with the political, economic, and social situation of modern China. The exact topic of the committee, however, will be confidential until shortly before the conference, forcing delegates to think on their feet. Delegates will be expected to adapt quickly to a multitude of different crises. Ultimately, the goal for the Ad-Hoc Committee is to be one of SCSY's most challenging and exciting committees.

Ad Hoc Committee

The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General is a fast paced and intense committee intended for experienced delegates. To prepare for this committee, delegates should familiarize themselves with the political, economic, and social situation of modern China. The exact topic of the committee, however, will be confidential until shortly before the conference, forcing delegates to think on their feet. Delegates will be expected to adapt quickly to a multitude of different crises. Ultimately, the goal for the Ad-Hoc Committee is to be one of SCSY's most challenging and exciting committees.

ASEAN + 3: North Korean Nuclearization The North Korean Nuclear Crisis committee will discuss North Korea’s growing militarization and nuclear actions. North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is the nation’s possession to launch a nuclear strike and possibly incite another war. As North Korea dangerously continues to flaunt its nuclear power and incite global fear, international security- and even mankind- is threatened. This committee will force a cooperation among nations to explore and analyze ways to respond to North Korea’s nuclear arms expansion.

ASEAN + 3: North Korean Nuclearization

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis committee will discuss North Korea’s growing militarization and nuclear actions. North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is the nation’s possession to launch a nuclear strike and possibly incite another war. As North Korea dangerously continues to flaunt its nuclear power and incite global fear, international security- and even mankind- is threatened. This committee will force a cooperation among nations to explore and analyze ways to respond to North Korea’s nuclear arms expansion.

Delian League In approximately 478 BC, seeking revenge against Persia for their invasion of Greece, over 150 ancient Greek city states each dropped iron ingots in the sea to symbolize what they hoped would be a permanent alliance. Athens quickly emerged as a hegemon, demanding tribute from other members and crushing rebellions, even going so far as attempting to order the death of the entire male population of Lesbos. Athens’s place was threatened in 431 BC when war broke out with the Spartan-led Peloponnesian League in what is called the Peloponnesian War. Faced with both threats from the Spartans and rebellions within the League itself, the Delian League and its members are threatened with extinction. Delegates from Delian League members will come together to keep their alliance from being crushed by the Spartans and keep the alliance from crumbling from within.

Delian League

In approximately 478 BC, seeking revenge against Persia for their invasion of Greece, over 150 ancient Greek city states each dropped iron ingots in the sea to symbolize what they hoped would be a permanent alliance. Athens quickly emerged as a hegemon, demanding tribute from other members and crushing rebellions, even going so far as attempting to order the death of the entire male population of Lesbos. Athens’s place was threatened in 431 BC when war broke out with the Spartan-led Peloponnesian League in what is called the Peloponnesian War. Faced with both threats from the Spartans and rebellions within the League itself, the Delian League and its members are threatened with extinction. Delegates from Delian League members will come together to keep their alliance from being crushed by the Spartans and keep the alliance from crumbling from within.


French Revolution The legislative assembly has been dismantled. The National Convention has been elected through universal male suffrage. Radical and moderate factions vie for power in an explosive political environment. Foreign countries invade, while dissenters stir trouble within the country. We are at the turning point of modern European history. We meet as the National Convention at this time to confront these issues facing the nation and to push forward the progress of the revolution. The members will be prominent elected members representing the various interests and factions of the Convention. They must navigate the turbid waters of this critical time in the nation's history.

French Revolution

The legislative assembly has been dismantled. The National Convention has been elected through universal male suffrage. Radical and moderate factions vie for power in an explosive political environment. Foreign countries invade, while dissenters stir trouble within the country. We are at the turning point of modern European history. We meet as the National Convention at this time to confront these issues facing the nation and to push forward the progress of the revolution. The members will be prominent elected members representing the various interests and factions of the Convention. They must navigate the turbid waters of this critical time in the nation's history.

Gilded Age Crisis The Gilded Age, the end of US 19th century, saw rapid industrialization, urbanization, the construction of great transcontinental railroads, innovations in science and technology, and the rise of big business. Immigration brought racial tensions. Financial volatility brought major depressions. Reconstruction catalyzed a whole new approach to life. Indeed, much of modern America's development can be traced to the actions of just a few key players during this revolutionary time period. Could America have industrialized differently? By putting labor leaders, industrialists, and major political figures in the same room, this committee aims to find out.

Gilded Age Crisis

The Gilded Age, the end of US 19th century, saw rapid industrialization, urbanization, the construction of great transcontinental railroads, innovations in science and technology, and the rise of big business. Immigration brought racial tensions. Financial volatility brought major depressions. Reconstruction catalyzed a whole new approach to life. Indeed, much of modern America's development can be traced to the actions of just a few key players during this revolutionary time period. Could America have industrialized differently? By putting labor leaders, industrialists, and major political figures in the same room, this committee aims to find out.

Modern Slavery The topic of human rights violations for corporate and business purposes emanates from the beginning of human history. From the Pharaohs using slave labour to build pyramids; to the Russian oil oligarchs, for all intents and purposes, enslaving the weakest social classes in the erstwhile Soviet Union; to the more modern sweatshop labour in South and South-East Asia where persons and compelled to work in slavish conditions for practically no pay; corporate human right abuses have been innumerable. The motive is rather simple. All corporations desire success, by gaining consumers and maximising profits. To capture the market, they must provide goods and services at a large scale, at low prices. But with increasing regulation and fair standards requirements in the developed world, the need to seek alternative sources of cheap materials and labour increases as well. Many work within the framework of humanity and outcompete their fellow corporations through better research and technology, while some seek the easy solution, turning their powerful gaze towards emerging markets whose labour and human capital they may exploit with far fewer restrictions.

Modern Slavery

The topic of human rights violations for corporate and business purposes emanates from the beginning of human history. From the Pharaohs using slave labour to build pyramids; to the Russian oil oligarchs, for all intents and purposes, enslaving the weakest social classes in the erstwhile Soviet Union; to the more modern sweatshop labour in South and South-East Asia where persons and compelled to work in slavish conditions for practically no pay; corporate human right abuses have been innumerable. The motive is rather simple. All corporations desire success, by gaining consumers and maximising profits. To capture the market, they must provide goods and services at a large scale, at low prices. But with increasing regulation and fair standards requirements in the developed world, the need to seek alternative sources of cheap materials and labour increases as well. Many work within the framework of humanity and outcompete their fellow corporations through better research and technology, while some seek the easy solution, turning their powerful gaze towards emerging markets whose labour and human capital they may exploit with far fewer restrictions.


Joint Crisis Committee: Artificial Intelligence Are we all eventually going to die? Yes. But will that cause of death be killer robots? And will a bipolar world order be able to survive a no-holds-barred race for the finish line -- total superiority in post-nuclear weaponry? AI Arms Race will explore the terrifying future while testing exactly how fast and far ahead you can think.

Joint Crisis Committee: Artificial Intelligence

Are we all eventually going to die? Yes. But will that cause of death be killer robots? And will a bipolar world order be able to survive a no-holds-barred race for the finish line -- total superiority in post-nuclear weaponry? AI Arms Race will explore the terrifying future while testing exactly how fast and far ahead you can think.

Jont Crisis Committee: Harry Potter For our Potterheads, get ready to mount your broomsticks and embark in the ultimate crisis of the wizarding world as the Order of the Phoenix combats the Death Eaters. With wands at the ready and spells on the tips of your tongue, you will enter the world of Harry Potter and the gang just after Voldemort’s return as one side battles the other, trying to sabotage and defeat each one. So, if you are ready to defeat the Dark Lord, or help him gain control over the Ministry of Magic and the Muggle World, then this is the committee for you.

Jont Crisis Committee: Harry Potter

For our Potterheads, get ready to mount your broomsticks and embark in the ultimate crisis of the wizarding world as the Order of the Phoenix combats the Death Eaters. With wands at the ready and spells on the tips of your tongue, you will enter the world of Harry Potter and the gang just after Voldemort’s return as one side battles the other, trying to sabotage and defeat each one. So, if you are ready to defeat the Dark Lord, or help him gain control over the Ministry of Magic and the Muggle World, then this is the committee for you.

Latin American Guerrilla Wars Are you interested in overthrowing the bourgeoisie or instituting a dictatorship over your people? At SCSY, you can figuratively live out your dreams. Guerrilla Wars is an historical committee which will test your abilities to survive, resolve conflicts and ultimately demonstrate your influence in Latin America.

Latin American Guerrilla Wars

Are you interested in overthrowing the bourgeoisie or instituting a dictatorship over your people? At SCSY, you can figuratively live out your dreams. Guerrilla Wars is an historical committee which will test your abilities to survive, resolve conflicts and ultimately demonstrate your influence in Latin America.


Spanish Committee: Cuban Revolution La Revolución Cubana fue uno de los acontecimientos más importantes en el desarrollo de las Américas después de la Segunda Mundial y la Guerra Fría. La victoria final de Fidel Castro y sus "Barbudos", al igual que la huida de Batista y el apoyo estadounidense fueron piezas centrales en una saga que casi llevó a la extinción de la raza humana. En este dinámico comité, los delegados formarán parte del grupo más íntimo de consejeros a Fidel Castro en su cruzada para rehabilitar a su patria, que tanto sufrió por la corrupción y el imperialismo. Nuestro gabinete se enfocará en Reformas Domésticas, o sea, los cambios económicos, políticos y sociales que tendrían que ocurrir para lograr el proyecto de Castro. Igualmente, trabajaremos el tema de Reconocimiento Internacional, es decir, como el régimen de Castro buscará obtener el aval de las potencias mundiales del momento al igual que busca definir su relación con las demás naciones del mundo.

Spanish Committee: Cuban Revolution

La Revolución Cubana fue uno de los acontecimientos más importantes en el desarrollo de las Américas después de la Segunda Mundial y la Guerra Fría. La victoria final de Fidel Castro y sus "Barbudos", al igual que la huida de Batista y el apoyo estadounidense fueron piezas centrales en una saga que casi llevó a la extinción de la raza humana. En este dinámico comité, los delegados formarán parte del grupo más íntimo de consejeros a Fidel Castro en su cruzada para rehabilitar a su patria, que tanto sufrió por la corrupción y el imperialismo. Nuestro gabinete se enfocará en Reformas Domésticas, o sea, los cambios económicos, políticos y sociales que tendrían que ocurrir para lograr el proyecto de Castro. Igualmente, trabajaremos el tema de Reconocimiento Internacional, es decir, como el régimen de Castro buscará obtener el aval de las potencias mundiales del momento al igual que busca definir su relación con las demás naciones del mundo.

Moon Rush 2066 50 years in future, the various coalition spheres of influence of the world are eagerly waiting the announcement from the UN on a petition to the Security Council to allow the colonization of space and more importantly, the moon. What will be the implications of this decision on the world, coalitions, and individual nation states? What will the potential opening up of the frontier of space mean for man? These questions and more will be at the crux of this high-octane committee.

Moon Rush 2066

50 years in future, the various coalition spheres of influence of the world are eagerly waiting the announcement from the UN on a petition to the Security Council to allow the colonization of space and more importantly, the moon. What will be the implications of this decision on the world, coalitions, and individual nation states? What will the potential opening up of the frontier of space mean for man? These questions and more will be at the crux of this high-octane committee.

Terrorism in Africa Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the world’s adversarial expression, the aggressive confrontation of war, drastically changed. No longer were Great Powers facing off on the open field of battle, looking to establish hegemony over the land. Now, groups that engage in guerrilla warfare have banded into terror organizations, using fear and horror as their main weapon. Unfortunately, the African Continent has faced its fair share of terrorist attacks from varying groups. From mall takeovers and kidnappings, to alliances with ISIS and suicide bombing, terror occurrences are far too often in Africa. Now, we convene to respond to terrorist action in the continent and to find a solution.

Terrorism in Africa

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the world’s adversarial expression, the aggressive confrontation of war, drastically changed. No longer were Great Powers facing off on the open field of battle, looking to establish hegemony over the land. Now, groups that engage in guerrilla warfare have banded into terror organizations, using fear and horror as their main weapon. Unfortunately, the African Continent has faced its fair share of terrorist attacks from varying groups. From mall takeovers and kidnappings, to alliances with ISIS and suicide bombing, terror occurrences are far too often in Africa. Now, we convene to respond to terrorist action in the continent and to find a solution.

Texas Secession 2020 After the landslide victory of President-elect Oprah Wimphrey, the free, God-fearing, conservative patriots of the State of Texas have seceeded from the Union. Now, it is your task to build this state from the ground up. You must ensure that this Great New Nation not fall against the aggression of the North, protecting your Texan Way of Life, as well as ensuring that the local and international economy don't crumble along with the U. S. Constitution. It will be up to you to guide this nascent Republic. Shall you sue for peace, or will you take the country to the brink of civil war?

Texas Secession 2020

After the landslide victory of President-elect Oprah Wimphrey, the free, God-fearing, conservative patriots of the State of Texas have seceeded from the Union. Now, it is your task to build this state from the ground up. You must ensure that this Great New Nation not fall against the aggression of the North, protecting your Texan Way of Life, as well as ensuring that the local and international economy don't crumble along with the U. S. Constitution. It will be up to you to guide this nascent Republic. Shall you sue for peace, or will you take the country to the brink of civil war?

Churchill's War Cabinet In Churchill's War Cabinet: The Battle of Britain, delegates will enter the dark world that was Britain in 1940. Churchill, newly elected, faced a daunting choice: continue to fight, even if Britain was alone in the fight against Nazi Germany, or surrender. As we all know, Churchill chose to fight on. In May 1940, Britain is under siege by the Luftwaffe. Delegates will work to effectively mobilize the English military against Germany, maintain public morale, and survive through a series of crises throughout the conference.

Churchill's War Cabinet

In Churchill's War Cabinet: The Battle of Britain, delegates will enter the dark world that was Britain in 1940. Churchill, newly elected, faced a daunting choice: continue to fight, even if Britain was alone in the fight against Nazi Germany, or surrender. As we all know, Churchill chose to fight on. In May 1940, Britain is under siege by the Luftwaffe. Delegates will work to effectively mobilize the English military against Germany, maintain public morale, and survive through a series of crises throughout the conference.

United Nations Security Council This committee, the UN's most hallowed and important special committee, will focus on cybersovereignty, the sovereignty of states online, and Peacekeeper reform, addressing the rising issues of Peacekeeping and the needs that Peacekeepers usually fulfill.

United Nations Security Council

This committee, the UN's most hallowed and important special committee, will focus on cybersovereignty, the sovereignty of states online, and Peacekeeper reform, addressing the rising issues of Peacekeeping and the needs that Peacekeepers usually fulfill.