Governance of the Panama Canal Zone Director: Marina Fortun
In 1951, the United States Congress approved legislation that officially solidified American presence in the Panama Canal Zone. As the Canal had been a U.S. project dating back to President Theodore Roosevelt, it was an important one for the U.S. to keep under their governance. Thus, the Governance of the Panama Canal was formed and the military was placed as the leaders of the zone. But as the Cold War began to loom over the world, tensions began to rise and many changes began to sweep the world. The Panama Canal now faced threats and uncertainty, and as delegates, your job is to navigate through those threats and ensure that the Panama Canal continues to thrive under the authority of the United States while remaining peaceful to its Panamanian neighbors.