Historical United Nations Security Council: 1956 Suez Crisis


Chair: Harry shapiro

Welcome to the UN Security Council! My name is Harry Shapiro, and I'm incredibly excited to be taking the reins of PMUNC UNSC from longtime chair Rahul Mehta. This will be my fifth PMUNC and second time on PMUNC UNSC. I'm a sophomore from Chicago majoring in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering with certificates in the History & Practice of Diplomacy and Engineering & Management Systems.

I am also a deputy captain of Princeton's Model UN travel team and compete actively on the college circuit, in addition to being the treasurer of the Princeton Rocketry Club. In my free time, I run and fly light aircraft. If you have any questions about Princeton, college MUN, engineering, or planes, I'll be happy to answer them!

We've got an A+ team assembled for this committee, and I look forward to meeting you in November!

Email: h.shapiro@princeton.edu


Crisis Director: daniel vogler

I am a junior studying Philosophy with minors in Finance and Computer Science. I am a member of Princeton’s Model UN Team and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society. I look forward to serving as your Crisis Director and doing my best to ensure that this is an enjoyable and productive conference for everyone.

Email: dvogler@princeton.edu

TOpic Description

Welcome! The year is 1956. European powers have begun to tire of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's ambitious attempts to expand Egyptian power at the expense of Western interests. Still, he does not appear to be particularly sympathetic to the communist powers, either, preferring to play the East and West against each other as the situation requires. Now, though, the situation appears to be rapidly deteriorating. A new arms deal could give Nasser the weapons needed to make good on his repeated threats against Israel. Worse still, there are whispers that Nasser wishes to seize the strategically-vital, European-owned Suez Canal. As the most powerful arm of the United Nations, the UN Security Council will have to navigate Nasser's cunning, Cold War tensions, and the twilight of the colonial era to prevent disaster.