Disarmament and International Security Committee

The Disarmament and International Security Committee deals with demilitarization, international issues and obstacles to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the global security regime.


Chair: Tim Feng

Hey guys! My name is Tim Feng and I'm a junior studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering with potential certificates in Computer Science and Finance. On campus, I'm involved with the Ultimate Frisbee team, the Model UN team, and am the president of a social impact consulting club. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, poker, Catan, and love hip hop, R&B and EDM. I'm extremely excited to be your chair for PMUNC 2019 - feel free to reach out to me with questions or just to chat!

Email: tzfeng@princeton.edu

Send Position Papers To: pmunc.disec@gmail.com

TOPIC A: International Cooperation in Nuclear Anti-Proliferation

DISEC this year is heavily concerned with the relationship between age-old issues and recent events in the global political climate. Nuclear proliferation is an issue that countries around the world have struggled to resolve for decades, and a comprehensive solution that satisfies the diverse needs of the global community has eluded international leaders and policymakers until now. Today, we need to balance thwarting the dangers of nuclear weapons with harnessing the boundless potential of nuclear energy more than ever. Even more so, we need to discuss and examine the results of existing efforts to deter nuclear proliferation. The US’s exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action enacted in 2015 under the Obama Administration has socioeconomic consequences that stretch beyond who does and doesn’t own nuclear weapons. With this in mind, this committee should focus on the broader implications of nuclear proliferation.

Topic B: The Implications of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) on National Security

The issue of small arms and light weapons (SALW) may seem less immediately relevant than nuclear proliferation, as the destructive power of SALW is dwarfed by nuclear weapons, but ideas of gun control has reignited the conversation on if and how we should regulate the circulation and use of SALW. This area of debate has met a stalemate for the last few years, especially in the United States, as the private interests of gun ownership groups such as the NRA has prevented any real progress in modernizing how we handle weapons on a civilian by civilian basis. And globally, the UN has recognized SALW as a significant cause of injury and death but has not followed through on implementing the SALW control protocols that have been passed. As delegates of DISEC, you should consider how your nation is afflicted by the issue of SALW, and if any previous actions taken by your national leadership are implementable on a global scale.