AD-HOC COMMITTEE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL






Noah Levine

Dear Delegates,

First of all, welcome to ILMUNC! My name is Noah Levine, and I’ll be your chair for the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General. I look forward to bringing you a weekend filled with intrigue, substantive debate, and fun times! The ILMUNC secretariat has been working incredibly hard over the past year to make this year’s conference truly memorable.

A bit of background on myself – I used to be an Under-Secretary General for Crisis Committees for UPMUNC, Penn’s college-level conference, and I’m now a deputy director with Penn’s intercollegiate Model UN team. I am a junior in the College of Arts and Science at Penn studying Political Science and International Relations. I was born in New York City and currently live outside of Albany, New York (for those who are wondering, this is actual upstate New York, not Westchester). I’m also a member of the Men’s Club Volleyball team, where my skill set can best be described as the combination of a setter’s lack of jumping ability and a middle’s lack of general coordination. I competed as a part of my high school’s Model UN team throughout my four years there and loved every second! In my free time… yeah, I don’t have any of that. Back in the days when I did have free time, or when I’m putting off other things that I should be doing, I’m a West Wing fanatic, and I’ll play any sport people are playing.

I can’t wait for ILMUNC to kick off, and we’ll be sure to make this weekend unforgettable. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me (noahl@sas.upenn.edu) and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Sincerely,

Noah Levine

Chair, Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Aashil Desai

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC! My name is Aashil Desai, and I am very excited to be your Crisis Director this ILMUNC. This is my fifth time senior staffing ILMUNC and my third time as a Crisis Director in general (my first time for both was with the Bonaparte Family Dinner, my second for a Spanish vs. Aztec JCC). Get ready to be challenged with this year’s ILMUNC Ad Hoc!

Usually, I’d spend this part of the letter hyping up the committee. But (1) Ad Hoc needs no introduction and (2) I’d probably get into massive trouble for releasing the topic this early. But what I can tell you is that you’ll have to use your creativity to its limits in a hectic, competitive committee where often you’ll need to throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.

Before I get into any trouble, let’s segue into a bit about myself. I am a senior studying Computer Science in Penn Engineering, as well as Statistics in Wharton. I hail from Plainsboro, New Jersey, but I am now proud to call Penn and Philly my home. I enjoy being a part of
 the International Affairs Association. I’ve served as last year’s Chief of Staff for ILMUNC and have competed extensively on the college circuit. My interests include studying languages (right now Spanish and Mandarin Chinese - though I’ve dabbled in everything from Japanese to Hindi in the past), reading fantasy novels (favorite is Mistborn) and watching an aggressive amount of Youtube videos. On campus outside of MUN, I am a Teaching Assistant for Penn’s Discrete Mathematics, Behavioural Economics, and Algorithms classes.

One of the reasons I do Model UN is because I love the people, so feel free to hit me up about the committee. Our wonderful USG, Sravya Alla, should be able to put you in touch with either me or Noah. If not, I hope that you all are as excited for this committee as Noah and I are.

Until January,

Aashil Desai

Crisis Director, Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference