The Iranian Revolution of 1979
Beginning in 1978, the Iranian Revolution was a series of events that culminated in the overthrow of the Pahlavi Dynasty under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the replacement of his government with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a leader of one of the factions in the revolt.
The simulation for this committee will begin on February 18th, 1978, in the midst of protests against the Pahlavi Dynasty. As this is a crisis committee, the situation will constantly evolve. Delegates in the committee are expected to consider all updates and developments when making decisions, as the consequences of decisions will be seen in proceeding sessions. In contrast with other Model United Nations committees, crisis committees do not have several unique topics of debate. Rather, they simulate the time period in which the committee is set. The primary objective of each session is to advance their character or group’s interests in the context of the crisis.
The committee will be composed of 13 characters; each was carefully selected as they have the capacity to play an influential role throughout the duration of the crises. Members include prominent civilian and military leaders, foreign diplomats, shiite clerics and pro-democracy advocates.