Position Papers

Position Papers should consist of:

    • A paragraph summarizing your position and view on the topic at hand.

    • Bullet points/a list of key points of your research.

    • This can be relatively informal.

    • A BIBLIOGRAPHY!! We need your sources.

Some things to consider when writing your paper:

    • What do you hope to accomplish during the committee?

    • Who are you allies? Who are you enemies?

    • What is your position’s view of the situation in general? Has it changed in the past? Is your country deeply divided on this issue?

    • If you anticipate your country to be criticized during the committee for previous actions, what are some responses you could give?

    • Does your country have a unique perspective on the issue? What makes your position relevant and interesting?

Position Papers will be due the week before the conference, and must be submitted according to the procedure outlined in the committee background guide to be considered for awards!