Sincerely, Ben Golub
My name is Iman Tajadod, and I am very honored to be the CD for the Colonizing Mars committee for UPMUNC 53. Born in Iran and raised in Toronto, I am currently a junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at Penn. I am targeting French in the College, and concentrating in Finance and Statistics at Wharton. At Penn, I’m involved in Delta Sigma Pi, the Wharton Investment & Trading Group, and of course the International Affairs Association. I’m a member of Intercol, our travelling team, and my favorite conferences to date have been UCBMUN and CMNUYY. Outside of school, my personal experience as a first-generation immigrant have shaped who I am as a person as it pertains to culture, way of life and general open-mindedness. I like cities and don’t like time in the outdoors at all. I’m a big Raptors and Blue Jays fan. I love Drake, Chance, Kanye, Kendrick, J. Cole, Anderson .Paak, to name a few – if you can muster in a quote or two, I will be impressed. For this conference, I’m excited to see what you guys have to offer. Basically, the only rule will be to follow simple parli pro and be a relatively decent human being. Literally take the story wherever you see fit. Form alliances and backstab, or give an impassioned speech about why the Super Bowl should never have a half-time show again. The topic has very few constraints and boundaries, and Ben and I expect that to be how you approach committee. I’m very excited to see where you all will take this committee. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in the BG, feel free to reach out to Ben or myself. See you soon!
Sincerely, Iman Tajadod
After unexpected hiccups in the SpaceX efforts during the 2020s, it is now 2041 and private companies SpaceX, Boeing, and independent start-ups have successfully established small communities on Mars, while the United States, China, and India (who has seen unprecedented growth in the last decade) have also reached the red planet. As a result, the U.N. has created the Mars Colony Council, a legislative representative body for the human colonies on Mars to draw out a plan for the future. Thus far, all human life exists in a 30 mile radius, but innovation in deep space infrastructure could see the potential for this colony to expand. Even more importantly, the colonization of Mars presents a new and emerging challenge to society: how do people own property, who governs, what rights will people have, etc? Delegates, you are shaping the future for a whole new world. None
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