Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)
Chairs: Grace Liang & Jason Ping
Topic A: Consequences of Space Development
Ever since Neil Armstrong first stepped onto the moon in 1969, more and more countries have begun to explore outer space. In the international community, discussion has arisen over the need for the peaceful use of space in order to prevent its militarization. Furthermore, the increasing privatization of space needs to be addressed in terms of possible regulation. Some developing countries have stressed the importance of satellites to warn and monitor dangerous weather patterns, and they called for greater investment into these types of technology. Delegates should consider each of their countries’ positions in regards to space as they work together in DISEC to develop possible solutions to address these issues.
Topic B: Recognition of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is currently at the forefront of technology, making leaps and bounds faster than any other field. But, with this new industry quickly gaining traction, along with it comes a new set of issues that need to be addressed. The international community has already voiced many concerns with the potential disruption to labour markets that AI brings, as well as its ability to further the divide between economic and social classes. This is not to mention the malicious potential AI holds, such as warfare, false media production, and unlawful monitoring of citizens. Delegates should consider the positions of their countries and propose resolutions that regulate artificial intelligence while also ensuring not to stifle its potential to benefit humanity.