LAMUN 2017: A Letter from the Editor in Chief
Hello delegates, friends, and fellow MUNers,
It seems it’s that time of year again. In just a few weeks, hundreds of delegates from across the state--and even across the globe--will gather in sunny Los Angeles for the twelfth session of LAMUN. Located next to the iconic Universal Studios in the heart of LA, LAMUN embodies the action, excitement, and eminence that we seek in a Model UN conference. So pack your finest WBA and get ready for a weekend filled with zealous debate, shocking crisis updates, and amazing people. LAMUN 2017 will be better than ever, featuring 11 brilliant committees and a team of dedicated staffers.
My name is Xinrui Xue, and I am the Director of Publications for MUN at UCLA and Editor and Chief for the International Press at LAMUN 2017. The International Press (IP) is a journalistic media organization dedicated to providing delegates and staffers at LAMUN with in-depth coverage of committee proceedings and all conference-related matters. As founder of the International Press Utkarsh Pandey stated, the International Press is “a combination of paprazzi, watchdog, and whistleblower” that encapsulates the powerful spirit of the conference through “hard-hitting editorials, groundbreaking interviews, and press conferences”. Given that modern-day press is increasingly dynamic, we also capture the conference through photos and video footage posted on our Facebook page. Our team is devoted to ensuring that each committee is thoroughly documented, with the following staffers assigned to the committees:
Deepti Saroha and Anush Ginosyan: SOCHUM, UNCSW, Renegotiating NAFTA, and House of Commons
Samantha Wolf and Arame Vartoomian: UNSC 1973, Church of Scientology, Capitol Records, 2008 Global Financial Meltdown
Thomas Landry and Nis Hamid: JCC Peru, JCC Chile, AdHoc
Be on the lookout for these well-dressed and well-researched journalists throughout the conference, and follow us on our blog, Facebook page, snapchat (munatucla), and instagram (munatucla) for live updates. On behalf of the International Press and all of us at MUN at UCLA, I am so excited for LAMUN 2017 and all the thrilling events that will ensue!
Editor in Chief