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The Secretariat Secretary-General Utsav Rai

Contents Letter from the SG ................................... 2 Committees ................................................. 3

Director-General Tracy DiPetrillo

Hotels .............................................................. 5 Schedule ........................................................ 6

ChargÊ d’Affaires Eleni Konidaris

USG of Committees Lindsay Levine

USG of Committees Daniel Cohanpour

Chief of Staff Katherine Scott

Director of Public Relations Anna Dong

Director of Finance Maris Hansen

Registration ................................................. 6

Letter From the Secretary-General Dear All, I am delighted and honored to welcome you to the fourth edition of the Cornell International Affairs Conference, commonly known as CIAC. This year the conference will be held on October 17th to 20th on Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, NY. In its fourth year, CIAC promises to excite every one of you, proving to be a valuable and memorable event in all your lives. The previous editions of CIAC have been a success, having been characterized by intellectually stimulating debate, exciting crises and unforgettable social events. I believe that CIAC IV has the opportunity to and will definitely provide all this and much more. We are offering a greater number of committees, which will allow delegates to be matched according to their interests. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that fosters lively debate, skilled diplomacy, and creative problem-solving. CIAC is unique in that its size allows for intense and engaging committees; since collegiate Model UN conferences bring together students with a shared interest in global affairs, CIAC also provides an excellent opportunity for networking. In addition to a variety of exciting new debate discussions, we have a number of exciting new social events which will allow delegates to bond outside the committee room. Whether social or socioeconomic, CIAC IV promises to be our best conference so far. This year’s conference will feature a wide range of exciting committees, ranging from the United Nations Security Council (set in a post nuclear apocalypse era) and Mad Men to the Executive Council of the Roman Empire and Cuba 1959 – Batista Government. We have also coordinated exciting out-of-committee social events to entertain you while you’re on our campus. The legendary and infamous delegate dance returns to grace the fourth session of the conference accompanied by a host of fun events in store for the entire weekend. CIAC is hosted by the Cornell International Affairs Society (CIAS), a place for undergraduate students to develop a passion for global engagement and hone public-speaking skills, diplomacy and confidence within an exciting and supportive community. Thank you for your interest in CIAC IV and I hope you join us for a weekend in Ithaca this fall. I would like extend an invite to each and every one of you to attend CIAC IV and be a part of this unique and indelible experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any other member of the secretariat if you have any question or concerns regarding any aspect of the conference. Best, Utsav Rai Secretary-General

Committees We are pleased to announce the committees for CIAC IV, which feature a great variety, ranging from historical, to present-day intergovernmental bodies, to futuristic committees. We have fantastic dais members and staffers, and are confident that this will be the best CIAC yet! Best, Daniel Cohanpour and Lindsay Levine USGs of Committees

Present-Day Ebola Outbreak The Ebola virus disease is deadly. What begins as unassuming flu symptoms ends with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome – and often, death. Ebola virus disease is usually caused by one of five virus strands. This committee has been convened to discuss a recent outbreak in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. As there is no definitive cure for this disease delegates will be challenged to develop new ways to combat disease and death.

Serpent and Shield Congregated together in St. Martinez, France the leaders of the 21st century commit to address the concerns of humankind. As the people beckon for immediate change and equality, delegates in this committee discover the extent of powers endowed within them to shape the political and economic path of the world. Crises strikes quickly and each member has to negotiate his or her way with well known rivals to pen down resolutions and extinguish all catastrophes.

Iroquois Confederacy Native tradition credits the formation of the Confederacy to the prophet Dekanawidah, who persuaded the squabbling tribes to abandon cannibalism and advance “peace, civil authority, righteousness, and the great law” as sanctions for confederation. Once they ceased infighting, the league of the Five Nations—the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oninda, and the Mohawk— rapidly became one of the strongest forces in seventeenth/eighteenth century North America… that is until the white man landed on their shores to pilfer and plunder the land. This Iroquois Confederacy will stand together against invasion, or be toppled by the avarice of European colonization.

United Nations Security Council: The Post-Nuclear Apocalypse Era The world has entered a time of uncertainty following a major nuclear calamity. Chaos and destruction threaten every corner of the world as this emergency session of the United Nations Security Council is convened. This elite council of nations is tasked with redefining the world order and restoring some semblance of sanity to the Earth.

Geronimo: The Hunt for bin Laden This committee will cover the epic decade-long search for the world’s most dangerous terrorist, as well as the murky decade in which the United States declared war on terror. Distinctly a non-political CIA unit focused on obtaining information, the actions it takes are heavily dictated by who is in power in Congress and in the White House. The brilliant film “Zero Dark Thirty” was the inspiration for this committee and is recommended viewing for all participants. Be prepared to keep on your toes throughout committee sessions because compressing 10 years’ worth of action into a four-day conference will make for a great many crises, a constantly fluctuating debate, and a lightning-fast ride through a dark American decade.

Batista Government: Cuba 1958 The committee represents the regime of Fulgencio Batista, dictator of Cuba before the Cuban Revolution. The administration convenes during the year before the Castro takeover of Cuba. Delegates will work to strengthen the Batista government in hopes of avoiding this coup as well as deal with Castro-led propaganda, waning public support, as well as various battles and operations pitting the Battista troops against Castro’s followers. The future of Cuba is in the hands of the Committee, and change needs to happen quickly because Castro’s followers are encroaching and gaining momentum.

Mad Men: Bernbach and Krone Advertising Agency 1965 In the 1960s, advertising reigned supreme. The titans of Madison Avenue controlled, through accounts ranging from cigarette companies to tech giants, much of the American consumer culture and conformity that defined the 60’s. As advertising executives of Bernbach and Krone, it’s your job to work through the cigarette haze to navigate the internal corporate world and the external American turmoil marked by Cold War tensions, Vietnam, and the civil rights movement. In this committee, it’s your responsibility to land accounts, destroy B&K’s competition, and deal with personal, corporate and political crises- all while climbing the corporate ladder. Who knows? Your name might be alongside Bernbach and Krone as one of the leviathans of a $100B industry.

Executive Council of the Roman Empire The year is 20 B.C., where Barbarians rule the northern lands and the Persians attempt to regain their territory in the Middle East. In the Empire, the Romans are far outnumbered, as much as 10 to 1, yet they still maintain tenuous control of the entire populace. The Romans exert their power over 56 million people across 2.75 million square kilometers, leaving a logistical nightmare for the government. It has been 10 years since the Roman Liberators’ Civil War, set in motion by the assassination of Julius Caesar, and Augustus has finally managed to consolidate the power of the Roman Empire. However, the all-mighty Emperor has fallen ill, leaving the executive council to rule the empire on his behalf. Senators, military generals, financial affairs advisors, regional governors, and diplomats will convene to determine the fate of the Roman Empire.

Hotels Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca

Located in downtown Ithaca, the Hilton Garden Inn is a great hotel option with convenient access to all that Ithaca has to offer. As all conference events will be held either on Cornell’s campus or at venues in the city, we are proud to designate the Hilton Garden Inn as our primary hotel so that delegations may stay in greater proximity to both conference events and other delegations. Transporation to and from this hotel and campus will be arranged upon paying the optional transportation fee.

$174/night 2 Double Beds | Quadruple Occupancy Reservation Information
Guests can call 1.607.277.8900 or 1.877. STAY.HGI (toll-free) and ask for the Cornell International Affairs Conference’s group block, or go online to and enter Group code: CIAC for the dates of Arrival: October 17, 2013 and Departure: October 20, 2013. All reservations must be made before: September 19, 2013.

Comfort Inn Ithaca NY Hotel

Just minutes from downtown Ithaca and Cornell University, the Comfort Inn is great budget-friendly hotel option for delegations. Transporation from this hotel to campus will be arranged upon paying the optional transportation fee.

$99/night 2 Double Beds | Quadruple Occupancy Reservation Information
Guests can call 1.607.272.0100 and ask for the Cornell International Affairs Conference’s group block. All reservations must be made before: September 17, 2013.

Other hotel options:* Full-service: Statler Hotel, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn Limited-service: Best Western, Super 8, Econo Lodge Budget: Meadow Court Inn, Embassy Inn, Country Inn and Suites *Booking at these hotels does not include transportation, delegations staying at these hotels must arrange its own transportation methods.

Fees & Deadlines* Early Registration: March 1st - April 15th Non-Refundable Deposit: $25 per delegate | $85 per delegation Conference Fee: $75 per delegate | $85 per delegation Transporation Fee (optional): $15 per delegate Regular Registration: April 16th - August 15th Non-Refundable Deposit: $35 per delegate | $85 per delegation Conference Fee: $85 per delegate | $85 per delegation Transporation Fee (optional): $15 per delegate Late Registration: August 16th - September 30th Non-Refundable Deposit: $45 per delegate | $85 per delegation Conference Fee: $95 per delegate | $85 per delegation Transporation Fee (optional): $15 per delegate ​ Registration will only be completed after your deposit and all required information fr​​​​​​​​​om your delegation has been received. Committee assignments will only be given out after registration is completed. The remaining balance of the conference fees must be paid in full by Thursday, October 17, 2013. All checks are payable to Cornell International A ffairs Society Please mail checks to: Cornell International Affairs Society Willard Straight Hall Mailbox 80 Ithaca, NY 14853 *Fees are subject to change

Tentative Schedule Day 1 - Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration​ ​7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Opening Ceremonies 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Committee Session I ​Day 2 - Friday, October 18, 2013 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Committee Session II​ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Committee Session III 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM Social Event Day 3 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Committee Session IV​ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Committee Lunch 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Committee Session V 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Social Event Day 4 - Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Committee Session VI​ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Closing Ceremonies

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