Disarmament & international security committee (DISEC)

CHAIR: CASEY WETHERBEE


The First Committee—Disarmament and International Security, or DISEC—is tasked with upholding Article 11 of the UN Charter, facilitating “cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles of governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments.” All member states will focus on addressing global threats to peace and international security, and must be engaged with the ever-changing landscape of transnational issues that push the definition of security.

topic A

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technologies

topic b

Nuclear Proliferation in the Asia Pacific


TOPIC A: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies will focus on the implications of recent scientific developments and their intersections with the security and defense sectors. Delegates will have to think critically about the impact of drones, autonomous weapons, robots, and other instruments that would have been unthinkable mere decades ago.


TOPIC B: NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

The focus on controlling Nuclear Proliferation in the Asia Pacific, is especially a hot topic in recent years with regional conflicts in South Asia as well as the South China Sea. Though the international norm of nuclear nonproliferation has been relatively accepted by the international community, the Asia Pacific as a region has trended in the opposite direction, as states such as India, Pakistan, North Korea, and China experimenting with nuclear capacities. Delegates will debate the nuances of how regional peace and stability can be maintained in the face of rising nuclear tension.