The Golden Age of Piracy

This historical committee is based on events that occurred between the 1650s and 1730s - a time period during which maritime piracy was active in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Indian Ocean states, North America, and West Africa. The simulation starts in 1696, right before The War of The Spanish Succession and during the Golden Age of Piracy. In order to combat the constantly evolving situation, delegates are expected to take all known information into account as well as their character’s perspective in order to make the most impactful decisions.

Given that this is a historical crisis, most of the events are loosely based on the past. However, this does not mean crisis updates will be factually accurate as they pertain to historical events. In order for all the pirates to play their roles effectively, adjustment to the timeframe has been made to ensure all delegates are able to contribute. Decisions and actions put forth by delegates can affect all members of the committee. Within this particular crisis committee, there will not be several topics of debate; rather, there will be a simulation of 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.

There will be a total of 13 delegates in this committee. Each character was carefully selected as they had the capacity to play an influential role within the context of the crises to be conducted. 

Staff Members

Paul Drakos
Paul Drakos

Chair

Nikhil Uppal
Nikhil Uppal

Chair

Katie Van Kampen
Katie Van Kampen

Crisis Analyst

Elizabeth Marr
Elizabeth Marr

Crisis Analyst

Colleen Dowling
Colleen Dowling

Crisis Analyst