Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) – Intermediate Committee

DISEC, also known as the UN General Assembly First Committee, primarily addresses issues of disarmament and international security and aims to prevent the proliferation of weapons. Key issues that DISEC discusses include the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, the weaponisation of technology and terrorism.

Topic 1: Assessing the Potential Risk of Weaponisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data

Topic 2: Measures to Disarm and Dismantle Violent Extremist Groups in Somalia

Your DISEC Chairs

Alex Denny - Headshot

Alex Denny

Alex started taking part in MUN in Sixth Form, and has attended over 25 conferences. He enjoys chairing DISEC and Security Council, but has also chaired committees you probably didn’t know exist like International Atomic Energy. 

Outside of MUN, Alex studies Archaeology at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, where he spends an unhealthy amount of time clubbing.

Nicholas Dodds - Headshot

Nicholas Dodds

Nicholas is a 3rd year student currently studying Corporate Management and Economics at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

This will be his 16th MUN conference and his 6th time serving as a Chair.

Before moving to southern Germany to study, he attended an international school, which is where his passion for MUN was born. The exposure to cultural diversity from a young age sparked in him the wish to actively partake in programs that would enable him to see more of the world, both by travelling to conferences and seeing issues through the eyes of the people he would meet there.

He is a culinary enthusiast, enjoys playing team sports and is part of various musical ensembles.

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