Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia
Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia
Chair: Navdeep Bal
Crisis Director: Sahith Obbu
Committee Type: Single Delegate
Letter from your Chair
My name is Navdeep Bal and I will be serving as the Chair of the Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia committee. I am a sophomore here at UCLA double majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology and Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. I am from Yuba City, a small town in Northern California and in my free time, I enjoy procrastinating school work, watching ungodly amounts of HGTV, and playing tennis. At UCLA, I am also involved with the Daily Bruin where I am a writer for the Opinion Column.
My Model United Nations career began here at UCLA last year. My first experience was staffing the United Nations Historical Security Council (UNHSC) at BruinMUN and I was amazed to see young high school students debate complicated, international issues with such diplomacy and knowledge. I have also staffed the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General at our college conference, LAMUN, and I hope to continue my involvement with the club because I have greatly enjoyed my time so far. It has been an amazing experience to be surrounded by peers who are well-informed and care deeply about the global affairs that affect us today.
I am fascinated with Ancient Greek history and I am very excited to see what everyone brings to the table. I look forward to the creative directives that will be passed and the engaging debates that will take place this weekend. I expect our committee, Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia, to be dynamic and active as we aid our leader to victory and expand the mighty empire of Ancient Greece. The challenge of this committee will be figuring out how to balance between keeping peace at home, while continuing to conquer other nations. An empire cannot be mighty unless it has a strong foundation and it is the job of this war committee to create the mightiest empire the world has ever seen.
“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
Alexander the Great
As the war committee, it is vital to work well with one another to ensure our success. The fate of our empire is in your hands and our outcome will be decided by your actions.
Welcome to the committee - Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia.
Navdeep Bal | Chair
Letter from your Crisis Director
My name is Sahith Obbu and I will be serving as Crisis Director of Alexander the Great: Lord of Asia Committee. I am a second year here at UCLA majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Film. At UCLA, I am also part of Bruin Racing Team and Floor Government on the Hill.
I first started Model UN as a sophomore in high school. I was trying new clubs that year and I had heard that Model UN got to skip school to go to New York City one day, so I signed up immediately. I coasted a little, and showed up to my first conference woefully underprepared, a disarmament committee about nuclear weapons. Sitting there, watching the delegate representing North Korea eloquently recounting, word for word, famous words of Kim Jong Il from memory, I realized that MUN meant more than a fun club, but it could be an incredible experience. After that, for three years I was an avid member as any, participating in such a way I could honor that one person I looked up to years ago. At MUN@UCLA, I have been an active member since last year.
History hasn’t always been my main interest, but Alexander and his Conquest of Asia has always enamored me. During our committee, we will explore his legacy and attempt to build upon it. By working as his closest advisors, you’ll be tasked with bringing Alexander’s dream to fruition: a united empire spanning leagues, encapsulated by the jewel of Babylon. You will have to deal with whispers of rebellion, an endless and exhausting campaign spanning rough terrain, dissent from all sources, and even that the deified Alexander himself might not be as whole as his legend implies.
Churchill once said that “History is written by the victors.” Throughout our conference, we will undergo our own path of history, and it is up to you to see that it’s written.
Sahith Obbu│Crisis Director