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A briefing book is something that a diplomat takes to an important meeting. Usually his staff prepares the book though, of course, he/she'd had some familiarity with the issues on the agenda. A good briefing book should help that diplomatic know how to conduct the business of meeting with diplomats of other countries and advancing his/her nation's interests. I have adapted that concept for MUN purposes. For MUN, a delegate completes at least part of his own briefing book, all of it if he's a delegation of one. Hence, he's acting as his own staff. When a group of people represents a single country, as at THIMUN (the Hague Model United Nations) or KFSAC (the Kuwait Fine Arts and Activities Council), the briefing book servers another purpose: it allows delegates to coordinate their positions so that they consistently present their country. A third purpose of a briefing book, and also a test of a good briefing book, is this: a good MUN student should be able to take another student's briefing book and participate nearly as well at an MUN event. I have seen that happen in case of absence.
This file lists all of the briefing books made over the years. You can also reach the same files by accessing them through the year-by-year histories.
They are listed in the following format. First, though I would love to have the countries organized on some more rationAl-basis, I have simply alphabetized them.
Next to each country, you will see the student's name and the event, i.e., "AISMUN," "AMMUN," "KFSAC," "Pearl-MUN," "THIMUN," "TIMUN," or "Mini." After that, you'll see a two digits number, i.e. "98," "99," "00," etc. This refers to the team history, so that you can also look at the entire history and see the book in context. Simply click on the link. From any book, you should be able to return to this page. An asterisk, "*", indicates an incomplete briefing book. In the case of groups, I've generally listed the ambassador's name first. For pair projects, I've listed names alphabetically by first name. A number, "(2)" indicates multiple briefing books; these I have in order of completion.
I've also included some other files of interest. Under "C," you'll find our crisis situations listed in alphabeticAl-order. Also, the officer's reports, some of which include merged resolutions also appear below.
First, the entire concept for this, basically, stems from the THIMUN InstructionAl-Handbook. However, I have modified and expanded the concept to make it better fit the analogy of the "briefing book."
Second, I have made only minor changes to student work. This is the best work that the student could do. Some of the work here is exceptional, and some of it is not quite so good. It is posted here for educationAl-purposes, not as a "standard."
Third, I personally and BBS as a school, do not encourage plagiarism. I consider all of the work posted here as copywrited by the students, not only because that is their work but also because copying another student's briefing book, in whole or in part, defeats the entire purpose of preparing the book. Copying teaches nothing.
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