First of all, I’m delighted to welcome you to UPMUNC LIII! My name is Farah Abdelrahim, and I’m very excited to be your Chair for The Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace in our Joint Crisis Committee, the Taiping Rebellion. I can’t wait to see your innovative solutions and hard work during this fun, action-packed committee. To tell you a little more about myself, I’m a junior in the Huntsman Program, studying Finance in Wharton and International Studies with a minor in French in the College of Arts and Sciences. I’m Egyptian and I’ve lived in Cairo most of my life, despite moving around a bit as a child. During my time there I discovered my love for Model UN, starting from the 8th grade up until now, as I’m currently a member of Penn’s travel team, Intercol. At Penn, I’m also on the Special Events branch of the International Affairs Association. In addition to Model UN, I’m extremely interested in fashion design and all related things, travel, aerial sports, and anything related to the Middle East! </p><p>This Joint Crisis Committee will require you to think creatively and on your feet. You should be ready to meet anything that comes your way with innovative, quick solutions. If you put in the work, this committee will be extremely rewarding. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our USG, Cristian Bernaschina-Guillermety and he’ll be happy to help. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at UPMUNC.
Sincerely, Farah Abdelrahim
My name is Saxon Bryant and I am incredibly excited to welcome you to UPMUNC 53 and to be your Crisis Director for JCC: Taiping Rebellion! Regarding me, I am a junior in both the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. In Wharton, I study Business Economics and Public Policy while in the College I study Political Science. I am from Louisiana, Maryland, or Colorado depending on how you define a home. I have participated in Model UN since high school and have been helping run IAA conferences since I set foot in Philadelphia. At Penn I serve as President of the Public Policy Initiative student group and am also involved with Penn Model Congress. In my free time I also enjoy exploring Philadelphia’s food scene, listening to an excessive amount of podcasts, and finding new and creative ways to avoid doing homework. This committee will not only be challenging but also incredibly rewarding and engaging. I hope you’re ready for a unforgettable weekend of anachronistic warfare deliberations. As a Crisis committee, a lot of emphasis will be placed on your flexibility and adaptability. Come prepared to tackle unforeseen problems with creative solutions and you may just survive the rebellion. Feel free to reach out to myself or our USG if you have any questions. See you all soon!
Sincerely, Saxon Bryant
It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to UPMUNC LIII. My name is Cole Hancock and I am excited serve as your Coordinating Crisis Director for the joint crisis committee: Taiping Rebellion 1850. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you through our interactions, and I cannot wait to see what innovative, creative, and unique ideas you come up with in committee. For a little more background on me, I am a current Junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business with a concentration in Finance and a target language of German. I originally hail from the beautiful state of Colorado and I love everything to do with the outdoors. I spent the first 7 months of 2019 interning and studying abroad in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, respectively, and I also spent time this past summer researching blockchain integration into the beef industry. In regard to my Model UN career, I started by joining Penn’s travel team, Intercol, my Freshman Fall and have traveled to numerous conferences in my time since. I currently serve as a Deputy Director of Intercol and served as a chair at last year’s UPMUNC. I know what it is like to be a delegate in collegiate Model UN and I hope to keep the committees as delegate driven as possible. This committee deals with an incredibly important topic and period in history, and I’m excited to see where these committees go and how they will interact with one another. This JCC with require attention to detail with flushed out solutions to the problems at hand, as well as quick and creative thinking. I am sincerely looking forward to this committee and please feel free to reach out to our USG, Cristian Bernaschina-Guillermety should any questions arise. See you all at UPMUNC.
Sincerely, Cole Hancock
As leaders of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Great Peace, members of this committee will lead the front against the Qing dynasty. Bringing about change will not be an asked. Delegates will have to find innovative ways to expand the size of the army while exerting control over it and developing sound military strategies that effectively debilitate the Qing rule. The moral well-being of China is at stake, and it can only be ensured if the members of this committee are able to overthrow China’s current rulers and effectively spread the Christian message.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Cristian Bernaschina at firstname.lastname@example.org