Chair: Tiffany Alunan
Crisis Director: Ava Gerami
Committee Type: Dual Delegation
Letter from the Chair
My name is Tiffany Alunan, and I could not be more thrilled to welcome you to UCLA’s 24th annual BruinMUN 2016 conference as the Chair of the United Nations Security Council! My involvement in Model UN (MUN) began my freshman year at UCLA, and my passion for MUN has exponentially grown ever since. Now, as I enter my final year of college and my last BruinMUN conference, I am extremely excited to welcome a new group of students to the wonderful and exciting crisis simulation that is UN Security Council.
In addition to MUN, I study Human Biology and Society which has cultivated my passion for emerging biomedical technologies, public health, and policy. Thus, after I graduate, I hope move to the East Coast to obtain a graduate degree in health policy. However, for the time being, I am enjoying my final quarter at UCLA, learning to cook, and rewatching Game of Thrones.
Ava, your Crisis Director, and I have two primary goals for those who chose to participate in our UNSC simulation. Our primary aim is to prepare all the delegates for a successful committee session! This means providing training and assistance to all delegates of any range of MUN experience. By the end of this committee, our staff will make sure that each delegate receives a positive learning experience!
The secondary aim of this committee is to find and agree on solutions for the two topics presented. Ava and I chose this committee’s topics carefully with the intention of cultivating passionate debate and disagreement between the delegates. It is the job of the delegates in this committee to compromise and find viable solutions to the problems presented while reacting to new information as the conference progresses. We hope that all our delegates participate to the fullest of their abilities and have a fun, informative experience here at BruinMUN 2016!
Letter from the Crisis Director
Hello and welcome to the United Nations Security Council crisis committee of BruinMUN! My name is Ava Gerami, I will be serving as your Crisis Director for this wonderful weekend.
A little bit about myself: I'm a senior here at UCLA majoring in Political Science with a focus in International Relations. I'm still trying to figure out what that actually means which doesn't really bode well considering its my last year. I'm originally from the Bay Area and have been trying to convince (unsuccessfully I might add) everyone for years that my valley girl accent is a very long, drawn out joke. I'm very excited to bring my experience from other crisis committees to fruition with two topics I really care about.
Ever since I started doing Model UN I have been itching to do a committee on Iran, and the historic JCPOA agreement has provided me with the optimal opportunity to do so. This agreement has proved revolutionary in the Middle East and the shift in regional dynamics will truly be fascinating to explore. Another regionally significant event that has shaken the fate of the Eastern World, is that of the building in the South China Sea. We have chosen these topics because we believe them to be incredibly important to understanding the shifts in power rapidly occurring in our world. We are so excited to explore these topics with you and see where the Crisis Arc takes us.
I hope this will be an intruiging and informational weekend for all of us. I look forward to reading all of your notes and seeing how you would leverage your power to create solutions to these issues. Feel free to contact me with any questions, nerdy political science theories, or good music suggestions.
Avidly anticipating this experience,