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 must be in by November 9th to be considered for awards!