In May of 1992, representatives from all the Balkan nations and other countries in the region are holding the First Annual Summit regarding the Yugoslav Autonomy Crisis to discuss and possibly resolve the instability in the region, spurred by the official dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). Delegates will pass one or more working documents that clearly set up a plan of action to address the political, economic and humanitarian issues of the current situation, as well as any sudden crises that may occur.

Welcome from the Chairs

My name is Sarah Zebar and I will be your Chair for the Bargaining in the Balkans Specialized Committee for C@CM 2018! I’m a sophomore here at Carnegie Mellon studying Economics and Statistics and I’m originally from Columbus, Ohio. I was a chair and organizer for C@CM 2017, and am currently the Officer of Finance for the club. I am also a member of FORGE, an organization on campus that helps refugee families adjust to their life here, and a Desk Attendant for CMU Housing, where I get to sit all day and get paid for it! In my free time, I like to draw, exercise, and waste time on YouTube. I am more than excited to get to know all of you and enjoy some interesting debate!

Sarah Zebar

Chair, Bargaining in the Balkans

My name is Jacob Feldgoise, and I am extremely excited to be co-chairing the Bargaining in the Balkans Specialized Committee. Since 7th grade, I’ve attended 34 Model UN conferences as a delegate, chair, or advisor. I am currently a freshman at Carnegie Mellon, and I plan to major in Policy and Management, a blend of economics and public policy. On campus, I’m a member of the Roosevelt Institute, a student-led policy think tank, and I sing in the Db choir. This fall, I also researched drone localization with the Air Lab and redesigned exit signs with a group of friends. When I should be sleeping, I instead prefer to read or learn about photography. Sarah and I have done our very best to prepare this committee in a way that is suitably complex but not confusing for you, the delegate. However, the quality of the simulation really depends on your willingness to get into character and fully engage with the story. Thank you and good luck!

Jacob Feldgoise

Co-chair, Bargaining in the Balkans

Helpful Resources

Participant Countries 

  • Kosovo
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Republika Srpska
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Turkish Republic
  • Vojvodina
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Republic of Croatia
  • France
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary

Map of the Region