log of decisions regarding terrorism made by the UN as reported by Security Council Reports.
Google searching is not enough. Google's algorithm cannot be relied on to link to sources that are either reputable or useful. A more productive approach is to be familiar with source material. Since you are likely not reading foreign policy news and reports on a regular basis, I'm suggesting some good sources. I have indicated the conventional wisdom about political orientation. Note, however, that news sources in the US that tend liberal sometimes do not stray from official foreign policy, especially on issues as emotional as terrorism.
Writing Assignment #1: Due Saturday, October 27 at midnight [11:59 pm + one minute]
Your first assignment is to write a profile of your country according to the points below.
1. Look up the following indices to see where your country ranks. Put them in a table in Word.
2. Also, for point of comparison (not for the table, however):
3. Write no more than one page analyzing the indicators in the table. Which are the key to understanding your country's place in international politics?
4. Look at sites on the "research guidelines" page. Then look up up news stories using Google News and/or Yahoo News (they bring up different results). Then go to scholar.google.com and enter your country and the keyword "terrorism" to find peer reveiwed sources (NOTE: I will not accept the first paper if it has no peer-reviewed sources).
One page of your paper should be comprised of the table. The analysis of the table of indicators is a second page. Finally, the last item (#4) should take up no less than two pages. Thus, your paper will be no less than four pages long (note: four pages is not three and a half). NOTE: See "Instructions for all writing assignments" below.
Writing Assignment #2: Due Saturday, November 17 at midnight [11:59 pm + one minute]. Revised versions based on feedback due Friday, December 7 by midnight (<-- note new date).
Each delegate will write two position papers in response to the Secretary-General's report, "Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism" from December 24, 2015. The papers will address the two items for deliberation noted in the Overview above:
Sample position papers:
Published Position Papers
Position Paper #1
Position Paper #2
Grading Scale for AssignmentS #1 & #2
Grading Scale for Simulation
Preparation for Simulation
There are several steps you need to take to be prepared.
Keys to success:
Procedural Rules for Debate
Click here for detailed guidelines for the conduct and rules of the simulation as well as the grading criteria.
Instructions For All Writing Assignments
* Pick one. Stick with it. Be consistent. And don't make up your own style.
* Include all pertinent information.