Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (SPECPOL).
The United Nations General Assembly’s fourth main standing committee is responsible for the rigorous consideration of draft resolutions surrounding issues broadly involving matters of peace and decolonisation. Over the course of its history, a diverse range of topics spanning from atomic radiation to human rights have been investigated by SPECPOL; making its subject matter both varied and highly interesting to simulate the discussion of.
Topic A: Regulation of resource extraction and private enterprise in space
Topic B: The Israel-Palestine Question: Holy Sites
Meet your chairs
Salutări and welcome to this OxIMUN’s SPECPOL!
My name is Adina Pintilie and I am originally from Romania. I’m a third year at the University of Exeter, reading Politics and International Relations, struggling towards a Proficiency in German.
Back in 2011, I started MUN by representing Syria in the Arab Spring. In weekly debates, I prefer representing countries with controversial policies as it offers me a completely different perspective on current affairs. (That, and potentially blowing up the world is fun!) When I’m not debating in a MUN committee, you can probably find me arguing about something else over a lot of red wine. I look forward to welcoming you all in Oxford!
Arturo Buitrago Mendez
Arturo is a classicaly-trained nerd hailing from San José, Costa Rica who has been participating in MUN conferences in one capacity or another for more than 7 years. Besides reading voraciously, he is deeply, annoyingly, interested in politics and technology, and always enjoys a hearty debate about the virtues of cheesecake.
He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TUM as well as an Honors Degree in Digital Technology Management at the CDTM in Munich, Germany.