FOURTH COMMITTEE: Special Political and Decolonization Committee or SPECPOL
Chair: Audrey Vanderslice
Vice-Chair: Anna Jacobowitz
Moderator: Jasmine Liao
SPECPOL (also known as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee or SPECPOL) is the fourth out of six main committees at the General Assembly, and deals with socio-political conflicts outside the purview of other GA committees.
In PEAMUN X’s SPECPOL, we will be discussing the social, political, and economic ramifications that ensued after the Chinese Civil War of 1949. It will be set in the last year of the war, when the jurisdiction of both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China were decided. Delegates will discuss the recent threats to human rights, what would be most economically beneficial or detrimental to both republics, and what preemptive actions may be taken to mitigate the outcomes of the war. We look forward to great debate over how to address these issues, particularly in the context of the political tensions the Two-China issue created with other countries in the midst of the Cold War.