Thank you all for choosing to spend your UPMUNC 53 experience with myself and the rest of our team for this committee! I am excited to be serving as your chair and to see how you all shape this experience with the amazing skills you each bring to the competition. To know more about myself, I am studying an integrated degree of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences. Along with travelling on Penn's Model United Nations team, on campus I am involved with the Collegium Institute as an undergraduate fellow, Penn's Government and Politics Association, and Christian Union. I am an Eagle Scout, a member of the Sons of the American Legion, and a former football state champion while starting as a center. I few of my niche interests include the outdoors, Appalachian culture, and cooking barbeque. All this aside, the thing I care about most for people to remember is that I am from the great mountain state of West Virginia. Objectively, I am the proudest Mountaineer you will ever meet. As your committee chair and your closest connection with UPMUNC’s staff, I hope to promote a sense of competition as well as cooperation in committee between each delegate. You all have terrific ideas, and my favorite part of UPMUNC is seeing them conflict and then resolve into one outcome. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have, and I look forward to meeting you all in committee!
Sincerely, Kaden Stenger
It's my pleasure to welcome to UPMUNC 53! I'm Christopher Cherian, your crisis director for this committee, and I'm thrilled to be spending a weekend with all of you. I'm a junior at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. I'm excited about my management course work surrounding strategic decision making, negotiations, and public policy. I've been involved in Model UN since high school, and although I'm studying business now, public policy and international affairs will always be my first love. In terms of the International Affairs Association, I work with the Penn International Relations Journal to exercise both my research and writing skills (plus it's really cool to hold some of your published work in an actual journal). While I'm not spending time with friends and procrastinating studying, I love playing with my goldendoodle, Gatsby, devouring political news, and watching the Atlanta Falcons come so close yet so far. I'm excited to meet all of you in the fall, and even more excited see how y'all deal with the mischief that we have planned for you.
Sincerely, Christopher Cherian
Sincerely, Cole Hancock
Welcome to UPMUNC 53! My name is Nick Tursi and I will be your co-crisis director for this committee. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Sincerely, Nick Tursi
The Qing dynasty has ruled China for almost 200 years. In recent years, however, the dynasty and China have faced substantial challenges, including natural disasters and economic turmoil. Farmers and peasants were disproportionately affected by these issues. Now that the Heavenly Kingdom is trying to take over the government and to convert people to Taiping Christianity, this committee is tasked with making sure power remains in the correct hands and that, in the face of these issues, the moral and political wellbeing of the country is protected for decades to come.
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