Hello all, and welcome to the JCC of UPMUNC 52. My name is Gowtham Balaji and I am stoked to be your chair for this conference. I can't wait to see all the work the staff and secretariat has put in come to fruition soon. I am a sophomore at the Wharton School studying finance and accounting. I hail from East Brunswick, New Jersey, a town not known for anything except the home of Jesse Heisenberg. I've participated in Model UN for 4 years in high school, as well as have staffed both ILMUNC and UPMUNC last year. On campus I consult for the Wharton Small Business Development Center and the Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club, as well as being involved with the International Affairs Association. I love playing basketball, lifting weights, and traveling around the world.
Sincerely, Gowtham Balaji
Lucia is a Senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Systems Science and Engineering. She was born in Washington DC but moved around South America, living in Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador, where her family is originally from. Other than being an MUN geek, Lucia is also obsessed with drones and transportation.. Her favorite pass times are binge watching Netflix, dancing to latin music, and trying new restaurants around Philly. She is very excited to be serving as CFO for ILMUNC, Penn’s high school conference, and cannot wait for UPMUNC 52!
Sincerely, Chia Game
Welcome to the Joint Crisis Committee for UPMUNC 2018. We find ourselves wrapped up in the global geopolitical conflict between the United States and Iran. My name is Justin Bean, I am a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn studying Criminology focusing on international security, and I will have the real honor of serving as your Coordinating Crisis Director. I have been a member of the International Affairs Association at Penn for four years and competed on the circuit for three. I’ve done various kinds of Model UN since sophomore year of high school, and still volunteer to help run a conference organized by the YMCA. Outside of Model UN, I am the Chair External of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education, one of the branches of Penn’s student government. I am also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, a member of the Penn Rock Climbing Team, and a rock climbing instructor for Penn. During the course of my studies, I’ve had the opportunity to study abroad in Jordan and travel to surrounding countries. As a student of international security and the Middle East, the topic of US-Iranian relations is of particular interest to me. In this joint committee, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of the region and the globe. The fate of the world will be in your hands. It will be up to you as to whether diplomatic relations are amicable or hostile, how modern democratic movements play out in the region, the fabric of economic structures in the region, and the regional security paradigm that will set the framework for the rest of the century.
Sincerely, Justin Bean
Welcome to the Supreme National Security Council, the premier forum for the President of Iran to discuss and generate ideas to protect territorial interests and promote Iranian sovereignty. As delegates on this side of the JCC, you will look to work with, or against, the USA in order to promote long-term stability in the Middle East while breaking off the biggest piece of the proverbial pie for the Iran. Be wary of the internal politics of the Middle East due to religious tensions between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam as well the external politics that President Trump and former Presidents have espoused during their tenures and the resulting antagonization of the Middle East.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Morgan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org