in Model UN since my freshman year of high school and have braved the snow in Philadelphia to continue participating in Model UN at the collegiate level. At Penn, I was on the board of our travelling team my freshman year and had the pleasure of serving as the Secretary-General of last year’s ILMUNC. Outside of Model UN, I conduct research in microeconomics (which generally bores others to tears) and am highly involved in PEER, an Asian-American mentoring organization. The Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General will push you as a delegate to your limits and will no doubt be one of the most rewarding committees of your Model UN career. At ILMUNC XXXIII, everything is fair game and you should be ready for anything. This being Ad-Hoc, we will release the committee’s topic closer to the date of conference to maintain an element of surprise, so please keep an eye on this page and on your email for more details. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our USG, James Megibow, if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting all of you in January. Best, Krishnan Sethumadhavan
Dear Delegates,I want to take a moment to personally welcome you to ILMUNC XXXIII! My name is Krishnan Sethumadhavan, and I am excited to be the Chair for what promises to be an exciting, action-packed committee Ad Hoc! First, a little bit about myself: I am a junior in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School. In the college, I’m majoring in Economics with a minor in Mathematics and in Wharton, I’m majoring in Business Economics and Public Policy. I hail from the sandy beaches of Florida and have participated
Dear Delegates,I could not be more excited to welcome you to the 32 nd session of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference. As CD, I will be working side by side with your Chair, Krishnan. Throughout the process I will be assisted by our USG James. Needless to say, there will be more than enough people swirling around in that room trying to make sure this committee doesn’t go stale. To introduce myself, I am a member of Penn’s 2017 class, concentrating in god knows what (but probably Finance and Management) at
the Wharton School. Hailing from the state of Arizona, I’m excited to finally live in a place with seasons and discover the mythical concepts of “snow” and “winter.” Beyond ILMUNC and the other various IAA activities around, I’m a research assistant with the Management Department and involved in the Student Activities Council. In my spare time, I enjoy stand- up comedy, bad television shows, and really bad television shows (e.g. the Bachelor)—they’re like potato chips, you can’t just watch one episode. I also enjoy spending way too much time attempting to write background guides and letters such as these. Simulating Ad Hoc will run contrary to all (hopefully) your beliefs. It will require you to place yourself in a mindset discourage by modern society and will force you to stretch the bounds of your creativity. In the crisis setting, you will need to react to both the world and the each other and come up with innovative solutions to solve both issues. It is my sincere hope that you will use all tools available—diplomacy, blackmail, backstabbing etc.—and make this as exciting as possible for everyone. Although this guide does not cover all the content we will discuss in the committee, let it serve as a basis for the themes that will be most pertinent to this committee. If you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after the conference, do not hesitate to contact me (, our Chair, Krishnan, or our USG, James. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you in January! Best, Rajan Sheth