Published on February 10, 2019
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Gobierno de España
This committee deals with the aftermath of the Catalan Independence Referendum of 2017, in particular Spain’s reaction. The Spanish Government refuses to acknowledge this referendum, leading to escalating tensions between the two nations.
Topic A: Addressing the escalating police presence and pressure from public protests after the referendum
Topic B: Gathering support from the international community and media for Spain’s right to territory and against Catalan independence
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
Welcome to JHUMUNC XXIII! I am your chair, Reyna Dixit, for the Joint Crisis Committee on the Spanish Constitutional Crisis of 2017. In this committee, we will focus on the fallout of the Catalan Independence Referendum between Spain and Catalonia.
I am a current junior at Johns Hopkins, majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science. I’m from Jackson, Mississippi but grew up all over the country. On campus besides JHUMUNC, I am also involved in research at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, studying the effects of psychoactive drugs on depression. When I’m not studying or researching, I like to explore DC and Baltimore. I hope you all have a chance to see more of Baltimore.
I’ve been a part of JHUMUNC since my freshman year and have had so much fun every year being in crisis committees and getting to know all the delegates. I was previously dais for the United Kingdom on the Quadrumvirate Committee and crisis staff member for the committee on the Transitional Government of South Sudan. In high school, I also participated in MUN and was Egypt on the United Nations Security Council. As you can see, I’ve been a part of the MUN world for a long time!
In our committee this year, we will address topics of national identity and independence. We will talk about the role of the police and public in fueling tensions between two highly divided governments. We will also discuss how these tensions affect and are affected by the international community. These topics are extremely prevalent worldwide, but we will be able to focus on one area, which will hopefully give us insight and perspective of similar struggles among different communities and cultures.
Chair, Gobierno de España