Welcome to UPMUNC 52! My name is Eliza Hoang, and I’m more than excited to be your chair for the United States National Security Council as part of the JCC. Your Secretariat and Staff have been working tirelessly for months to prepare for this conference, so look forward to an amazing weekend ahead! Before I go into discussing my vision for this committee, perhaps I should tell you a bit about myself. I’m a junior majoring in Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and minoring in Consumer Behavior in the Wharton School. I’m originally from Hanoi, Vietnam, and soon after middle school I moved to the States to attend boarding school. This was where my Model UN career began, and since then, Model UN has become a big part of who I am today. Currently, I am a Deputy Director of Penn’s competitive travel team and have also previously served as a senior staffer for past UPMUNC and ILMUNC. The committee is set in the year of 2018 and is focused on today’s United States-Iran relations. Centered around the US’ constant struggle in the Middle East, the committee must not only address crisis updates related to US-Iran, but also work to provide appropriate responses to the changing domestic and foreign policy dynamics of the time. How will the policies of one country affect the dynamic of the other country’s policy, as well as that of the rest of the world? Every step you take both in the front room and backroom can have an impact, whether it be positive or negative. Please do not hesitate to email your USG if you have any questions regarding the committee and preparation process. Get pumped for a challenging yet exciting weekend, and see you soon at UPMUNC 52!
Sincerely, Eliza Hoang
Adithya is a junior in the Wharton School concentrating in Finance and Statistics with a minor in French. Born in Melbourne, Australia and hailing from Princeton, NJ, Adithya is a dual American-Australian citizen who loves to travel the world. His love for new cultures drove him to participate in Model United Nations, and he has been doing it ever since his freshman year of high school. He has previously staffed the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General at UPMUNC 50 and Deng Xiaoping’s Cabinet at UPMUNC 51. Adithya is also a Deputy Director for Penn’s college Model United Nations team and Chief of Staff for ILMUNC India. He is excited to be the Crisis Director for the JCC: US National Security Council at UPMUNC 52! Apart from Model UN, Adithya is also a part of the Wharton Investment & Trading Group as a member of the Global Macro team. Some of his favorite activities to do if he can get away from homework and MUN are watching any sport, cooking (mainly the eating part after the cooking is done) and playing soccer.
Sincerely, Adithya Adaikalavan
Welcome to the United States National Security Council, the premier forum for the President to discuss and generate ideas to secure US borders and improve foreign policy. As delegates on this side of the JCC, you will look to work with, or against, Iran in order to promote long-term stability in the Middle East while breaking off the biggest piece of the proverbial pie for the United States. 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 email@example.com