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ViaMUN 2015 - Tackling terrorist networks

Seminar: BA/MA, BA Sozialwissenschaften-Vertiefung / Praxisrelevante Fertigkeiten // alle MAs Transdisziplinäre Kulturwissenschaften // MES

Block, Ort: Logensaal, Veranstaltungsbeginn: 15.06.2015, 3/5/6/8/9 ECTS

Never has terrorism been as globalized as nowadays: Terrorist groups recruit their members via YouTube videos, cyber-attacks are on the daily programme and terrorist acts reach the whole world immediately via media. Terrorists are building up their networks and are connected globally which poses a great danger to states' security. Thus, the United Nations Security Council should talk about: How can states stop this development? The aim of this seminar is to give students the opportunity to experience how diplomacy works and how it may help to solve international conflicts, but also what its limitations are. They will have the opportunity to act as delegates (two students per state) to the UN in the 2015 simulation of the “Viadrina Model United Nations”. Delegates will discuss issues concerning cyber security, terrorism but also individual rights in the Security Council. Their goal will be to provide an internationally negotiated and unified resolution to the conflict discussed. Workshops on the first days will prepare the delegates for debate. Lectures held by invited experts will complement the simulation and provide the participants with additional information.

Literatur: Gareis, Sven Bernhard; Varwick, Johannes (2006): Die Vereinten Nationen: Aufgaben, Instrumente und Reformen, Opladen: Leske + Budrich. Hufner, Klaus (1995): UNO Planspiele: Model United Nations (MUN), Bonn: UNO-Verlag.

Hinweise zum Blockseminar: 15.06.2015 - 19.06.2015

Leistungsnachweis: Participants must attend all meetings and do specific preparation for the MUN session (position paper, opening speech, policy research, training in conference rules). Further requirements may vary depending on your study programme. For details visit our website ( or contact us via Everything has to be written in English.

Sprache: English