I am delighted to welcome you all to the 53rd session of UPMUNC as the chair of SPECPOL. My name is Megan Phansalkar, and I hope to make UPMUNC an enjoyable, fun, and interactive experience. Originally from sunny Southern California, I am a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying International Relations with minors in Economics and Hispanic Studies. I’ve been involved with Model UN since freshman year of high school and have continued participating in Model UN through the International Affairs Association (IAA) here at Penn. I’ve been involved in the IAA as ILMUNC’s Chief of Staff and as a Deputy Director in Academic Affairs. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in these two branches and also loved staffing UPMUNC last year as chair of World Environmental Summit, 2050. Around campus I’m also involved in the Student Committee of Undergraduate Education and serve on the Executive Board of the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. I’m excited to work with your moderator Aidan to make UPMUNC as enjoyable as it can be for you all. Along with our USG Liam, we’ve worked extremely hard to make sure committee flows well and topics are interesting and relevant. Through rigorous debate and teamwork, I’m sure excellent, original solutions will be created during committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, I look forward to meeting you all during committee soon!
Sincerely, Megan Phansalkar
Aiden is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Comparative Political Science, with a minor in the Wharton School's Legal Studies program. From West Tennessee, Aiden possesses all of the charm of a southern gentleman with the class of a resident of Philadelphia. Outside of academics, Aiden works at Penn Law and is conducting research on secession and the European Union.
Sincerely, Aiden Gonzalez
Throughout Africa, most notably in the south, apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa and India from 1948 until the early 1990s. Within this topic, there exists both a focus on the roles of cultural identity and the limitations of the law at the given time. Violence and humanitarian crimes against women only increased in South Africa within the time of transformation taking place and highlights the possibilities of fundamental restructuring.
Between 1945 and 1960, three dozen new states in Asia and Africa achieved autonomy or outright independence from their European colonial rulers. Following this decolonization, many countries experienced rule by dictators or military juntas or endured long civil wars. With the creation of these new countries, many of which were in strategic locations or possessed natural resources altered the composition of the United Nations and affected the political complexity of every part of the globe.
If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Liam Cook at email@example.com