NCSC Liveblog: Chinese and Iranian Assemblies plus Interview with Florida State University

by Ryan on October 29, 2010

The Red Carpet Really Makes the Room

Day 2 of the National Collegiate Security Conference just wrapped up! I’m now chilling with the junior staff as they enjoy dinner.

Dinner with Junior Staff

The largest committees at traditional Model UN conferences are simulations of the General Assembly, but NCSC bucks tradition by featuring large national parliaments instead.

In yesterday’s post, you saw the opening ceremonies of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee (中国共产党中央委员会). I had a chance to interview the chair, Matt Shapiro, about how he and his team developed the committee:

NCSC also runs a simulation of the Iranian Parliament, also called the Majlis (مجلس شورای اسلامی). Things got pretty heated today as debate dissolved into disputes between different parties. Sara Dejam of Florida State University gave this passionate speech:

I caught up with Sara after the session ended to ask about committee and her own Iranian background (and to practice my Farsi!):

How is NCSC going for you? Let us know in the comments!

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