Welcome to the Forty Elephants committee at the 53rd University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference. My name is Mahak Sethi, and I am so excited to be serving as your chair. I am currently a sophomore in the Wharton School of Business, planning to concentrate in Operations, Information, and Decisions and Management. Academically, I also take great interest in political science, art history, and Korean. I take great joy in participating on Penn’s Model United Nations Team, Intercol, and have had previous experience chairing for ILMUNC, Penn’s conference for high school students. Outside of MUN, I love listening to all types of music, watching reruns of How I Met Your Mother, and drinking boba with friends. I am thrilled to be chairing a committee centered around such a fascinating and under-discussed topic: The Forty Elephants- an all-female crime syndicate based in London during the 19th and 20th centuries. This topic comes with some constraints due to its place and time but allows you to exercise your full range of creativity nonetheless. The following background guide should provide you with all the information you will need to know about the present situation going into committee. I look forward to seeing what you come up with it!
Sincerely, Mahak Sethi
Welcome to UPMUNC LIII and the Committee on Forty Elephants. My name is Michael Lin, and I am incredibly excited to serve as one of your Crisis Directors for the weekend. I am a Sophomore declared in International Relations at the College of Arts and Sciences and minoring in Chinese. Additionally, I am interested in studying Healthcare Management and Real Estate. With regards to my involvement in the International Affairs Association, I am on Penn’s travel MUN team, Intercol, and have staffed UPMUNC LII and ILMUNC XXXVI. In high school, I participated extensively in MUN and was able to travel to China, India, and Poland with the All-American MUN delegation. In my free time, I enjoy baking French macarons, watching Great British Baking Show and Queer Eye, and hanging with my friends. The Forty Elephants is an incredibly covert crime all-female crime syndicate from the 19th to 20th century. In fact, they were so covert that, even now, not much is known about the organization’s methods and operations. That being said, the background guide should provide you all with the information you will need to know for the start of committee and links to sources for further research. As delegates, you all are allowed a lot of creativity with crisis. I am looking forward to reading and responding to your inventive arcs and to an exciting weekend. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments!
Sincerely, Michael Lin
Welcome to UPMUNC LIII and the Committee on Forty Elephants. My name is Himanvi Kopuri, and I am incredibly excited to serve as one of your Crisis Directors for the duration of this conference. I hope that you enjoy this unique committee and walk away with great memories. I am a Sophomore planning to concentrate in Finance and Business Analytics at the Wharton School while minoring Biological Basis of Behavior and Health Services Management. Some of my other academic interests include linguistics and discovering cultural nuances around the world. Previously, I staffed UPMUNC LII and ILMUNC XXXVI. I am also currently on Penn’s MUN team, Intercol. In my free time, I enjoy watching cooking shows on Netflix and YouTube, Bollywood dancing and singing, and challenging myself with fun hikes. As an obscure female crime gang of the 19th and 20th century, the Forty Elephants are quite mysterious. The mystery surrounding the syndicate makes this committee one of the most intriguing topics of the conference. With that, I am looking forward to reading and responding to your inventive, collaborative, and thoughtful arcs. I love the speed that crisis committees entail, so I will try my very best to keep the committee running smoothly and efficiently. Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments, and get ready for an amazing weekend!
Sincerely, Himanvi Kopuri
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Grace Martens at firstname.lastname@example.org