I am so excited and honored to welcome you to the Arab League 2011 committee at UPMUNC 53. I will be serving as your Chair for this committee and I know we’ll all have a great time! First, I’d like to give you some more background on myself. I grew up in The Bronx, New York and attended The Browning School in Midtown Manhattan. I was a member of my school’s Model UN team since 9th grade and attended ILMUNC, Penn’s high school conference, as a delegate three times. I had a great time at each ILMUNC session I attended, and it was one of the reasons I applied to Penn. At Penn, I’m a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in International Relations and Cinema Studies. In my free time I like to listen to music, watch Netflix, and hang with friends. I stated this earlier, but I am very confident that this committee will be a great time for all of us. Having attended three conferences in high school and having been Director-General of ILMUNC last year, I can attest to the fact Penn’s conferences get better and better every year. My favorite part of working at last year’s conference was the chance to meet delegates, so I’m super excited to meet you all. Since this is a smaller committee, I’m hoping we can get to know each other better. Please feel free to come up to me, Isaac, or Sarah, at any point and introduce yourself. Also feel free to contact me before (or even after) conference with any questions or comments. I’m looking forward to meeting you all!
Sincerely, Owen Abaatu
Welcome to the Arab League 2011! My name is Isaac Bloom and I am super excited to be serving as your Moderator for UPMUNC 2019. </p><p>I am currently a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in Economics and International Relations. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and I will be forever partial towards the West and the West Coast. Although I did not have any model United Nations experience prior to arriving at Penn, I competed frequently in public forum debate in high school. Additionally, I interned for a representative at the Colorado State Capitol during the spring semesters of my junior and senior year. At Penn, I compete on the Intercollegiate Model United Nations Team, and I also serve as a Business Director for ILMUNC XXXVI, Penn’s high school model UN conference. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and truly any other outdoor related activity. I have currently summited 17 of Colorado’s highest peaks, and one of my life goals is to eventually summit the highest peak on every continent. Beyond my love for the outdoors, I have a broad taste in music ranging from J. Cole to ODESZA. I am also an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Avalanche. Ever since I started participating in model UN, I have loved meeting incredible delegates, teammates, and new friends. I equally enjoy the important, substantive discussions that occur at conference which target some of the most important issues our world faces today. Having done a considerable amount of research focused on the Middle East in high school, I am especially looking forward to this committee and hearing all of your great ideas! To that end, I hope that you gain a new passion and understanding for Middle Eastern politics through this committee and also a few friends along the way. I am looking forward to meeting all of you at conference and hearing your own personal thoughts and ideas on the topic in the Fall! In the meantime, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you have regarding committee.
Sincerely, Isaac Bloom
Welcome to the Arab League 2011 Committee at UPMUNC 53! My name is Sarah Zhou, and I am excited to serve as your Vice Chair for this incredible weekend. I will be working with my Chair, Owen Abaatu, and Moderator, Isaac Bloom, alongside the UPMUNC secretariat and staff to provide you with an exciting committee experience. To introduce myself, I am a sophomore in the Wharton School concentrating in Finance and Management. I was born in Beijing, China but I grew up in San Francisco. I discovered my love for Model United Nations during my sophomore of high school, and over the years, I’ve had an incredibly rewarding experience both competing in and planning conferences. I am currently an Under Secretary General of Operations in ILMUNC, Penn’s high school Model United Nations conference and have traveled with Penn’s competing team, Intercol. I have worked in crisis for the Lehmann Brothers Hedge Fund Committee at UPMUNC the year before. Outside of the International Affairs Association, I am involved with student government and serve as the Vice President of Finances for the Upenn Class of 2022. I am also in the Corporate Relations Committee in the Wharton Undergraduate Finance Club. I also love to read, attend various workout classes, cook, hang out with my friends, and explore the Philly restaurant scene. Through the International Affairs Association and ILMUNC, I was able to get to know incredible people such as Owen and Isaac, and I am really looking forward to vice chairing this committee with them. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! We can’t wait to see how your ideas play out in committee.
Sincerely, Sarah Zhou
This committee takes place in 2011, in the wake of the revolutionary events of the Arab Spring, occurring in the previous year. It will debate the aftermath of the Spring, and the profound impacts it had on the Arab world. Specifically, this committee will focus on the effects of the Arab Spring where the protests originated, Tunisia. Committee will debate the topic of Tunisia by exploring the country’s fight for democratization in the wake of revolution. The next topic of this committee, Egypt, will debate the change that occurred in that country after the Spring, where a major shift in leadership occurred. This committee will focus on debating the ways in which world leaders react to major civilian uprisings and protests against corruption and political repression.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Zoey Weisman at firstname.lastname@example.org