Letter from the Secretary General

Dear Delegates,

It is an honor to invite you to the 22nd Virginia International Crisis Simulation, the University of Virginia’s annual collegiate Model United Nations conference. VICS XXII will be held at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from March 23 to March 26, 2017.

VICS offers innovative and interactive crisis committees, both historical and contemporary. Our chairs are currently crafting their committees working to expand the scope of what a crisis committee can do, especially in our famous ad-hoc, the Secretary General’s Good Offices, and in our pilot ad-hoc, the Directors General's Good Offices.

I can think of no better setting for the conference than the Grounds of the University of Virginia. VICS provides you with opportunities to interact with the University’s rich history and with the many resources it has to offer. For example, before session on Friday, March 27, VICS will hold a series of seminars facilitated by professors and a workshop hosted by our philanthropy partner. These events extend discussion outside of committee and they give you the chance to meet members of the International Relations Organization and of the university community.

We also invite you to explore Charlottesville, one of the country’s most exciting college towns. VICS hosts four social events in the city, which take you beyond a typical Model UN experience and provide opportunities to get to know delegates outside of committee.

I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Virginia and Charlottesville in March. If you have any questions, please reach out to me or the Chargé d’Affaires, Morgan Feldenkris, at vics.charge@gmail.com or by phone at (703) 344-4275.


Leah Day
Secretary General