Officially concluding the Thirty and Eighty Years' War, the Peace of Westphalia was a series of peace treaties signed by the major European powers in 1648. CAIMUN 2017's historical committee, the Peace of Westphalia was one history's major turning points. The treaties established new rising superpowers, put the nail in the coffin for others, and helped shape international relations and the concept of sovereignty as we see them today.
In hindsight, the Peace of Westphalia was far from perfect. The diplomats at the conference could never have foreseen the drastic consequences of their actions. At CAIMUN 2017, the goal of the Peace of Westphalia isn't to simply recreate history, but is rather an opportunity to change the events of the past to create a brighter future. Delegates will be rewarded for thinking outside the box to find solutions that benefit their own delegation as well as European civilization as a whole.
The Peace of Westphalia is an intermediate committee. Delegates with some experience in MUN are preferred, although anybody with ability and interest may be chosen for this committee.
Please submit all position papers and inquiries relating to Peace of Westphalia to [email protected].
Topic A: Reconstructing the Holy Roman Empire (View Backgrounder)
Topic B: Consolidation of Peace (View Backgrounder)
Going into his final year of high school, Aziz Alimov's only regret was that he didn't start MUN sooner. An IB student at Port Moody Secondary, he is pleased to serve as your director of the Peace of Westphalia for CAIMUN 2017. For better or for worse, MUN has been an indispensable part of his high school life, and he can't even imagine where he would be had he not decided to go to his first conference at the start of grade 11. Being a history nerd himself, Aziz has a huge personal interest in historical events, and would love seeing the progression of events that will occur in his committee. Outside of MUN, Aziz can be seen skiing, running, or enjoying a good book. Aziz hopes to create an unforgettable experience for delegates in his committee!
Jun Kim is a Grade 11 student at Port Moody Secondary School, and is honored to serve as your Chair for Peace of Westphalia. Having been a delegate at many Model United Nations conferences for the past two years, Jun is excited to be a part of CAIMUN 2017, and looks forward to hearing sophisticated levels of debate from all delegates. When not going to MUN conferences, he enjoys watching movies, finding great food, and playing basketball. Most importantly, he looks forward to meeting each delegate and hopes they have a great time rewriting the course of history in the Peace of Westphalia Committee.