This is a historical crisis committee based on John F. Kennedy's presidency. In a crisis committee the delegates use a more informal debate style, and they influence policy by passing directives. This debate style is much faster paced than General Assembly committees because several directives may be passed within an hour. What makes a crisis committee unique is the staff, which is working behind the scenes responding to every directive passed by the committee and feeding them news and information from the imaginary world beyond the committee. For example, one staffer may act as Premiere Khrushchev and negotiate a peace treaty with the committee. Another staffer might write fake newspaper articles so that members of the committee can read about current events.
Committee deliberations during the Hofstra conference will begin with the Cuban Missile crisis. Members of the committee will receive information about the possibility of ICBMs in Cuba. After committee members deal with the Cuban Missile Crisis, they will be faced with the task of protecting the president from the threat of assassination. The committee will rely on historical information to solve these problems, but they will create new history with their policy making.