Dear Delegates,

We are honored to invite you to the Sixth Annual Session of the Brown University Crisis Simulation (BUCS), which will be hosted here, on the Brown University campus, from March 3 - 5, 2017.

We at BUCS approach Model United Nations with the philosophy that rigorous and novel debate, not verbose grandstanding, is the key to intellectual growth. We do not deny the importance of formality and the occasional exposition; we simply place greater weight on discourse for the sake of intellectual improvement. BUCS is an all-crisis conference because we believe that crisis committee's tempo and capriciousness compels delegates to adapt and push their intellectual boundaries.

BUCS committees are selected to provide a breadth of historical and geographic contexts. We hope that every delegate can find a topic that stimulates their intellectual curiosity and make conference preparation intrinsically interesting. Our committees simulate nations on the cusp of change, ranging from 11th-century England to the 1996 U.S. presidential and congressional elections.

BUCS is a young conference, but we feel that our relative youth awards us the flexibility and room for input that has allowed us to advance every year. This spring our conference will span three days, which we believe will intensify debate and enhance the productivity of committee session.

On behalf of the Secretariat and the entire BUCS staff, we hope that you will be able to join us next March. We update the website regularly, but please do not hesitate to contact our Director of External Affairs if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to BUCS 2017!


Belinda Zhou & Barry Thrasher