AD-HOC COMMITTEE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL

Topic Summary

This committee, intended for expert delegates, is considered one of the most selective and prestigious committees on the circuit. Ad-Hoc will feature a secret topic to be proposed and approved by the Secretary-General.

Amanda Warren

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General at ILMUNC XXXIV! My name is Amanda Warren and I couldn’t be more excited to be your Chair for a committee unlike any you’ve experienced before.

A bit about me: I’m a junior studying Finance and Management at the Wharton School. I grew up in Santa Barbara, California, but currently reside in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Besides being your chair for ILMUNC, I also serve as Chief of Staff of Penn’s competitive Model UN team, Intercol. When I’m not doing Intercol-related things, you can find me studying anywhere with a lot of natural light, running on the Schuylkill River trail, or trying/failing to teach myself how to cook.

Back to the topic at hand, I truly cannot wait to chair this year’s Ad Hoc alongside your insanely talented Crisis Director, Shravan Balaji. Shravan and I have a lot of experience working together on Intercol’s executive board, so we are really looking forward to running this committee together. While I won’t say anything that might give away this year’s Ad Hoc topic, I will tell you that its something that Shravan and I are both extremely passionate about, and we truly cannot wait to see what you all do with it. Please feel free to reach out to me at warrenam@wharton.upenn.edu with any questions about the committee/life/anything. See you in January!

Sincerely,

Amanda Warren

Chair: Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

 

Shravan Balaji

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to Ad-Hoc! Along with Amanda and Will, I could not be more excited to crisis direct this committee. With emphasis on substance, creativity, and tactical negotiation, we hope to give you a unique experience at this unique ILMUNC committee. Both Amanda and I have some experience with ad-hocs, and therefore can empathize with you guys headed into the process.

Now, let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m currently a sophomore in the weirdly enigmatic Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, spending my time logging hours at both Wharton and the College with a minor in Spanish. Born in southern Flushing, Queens, I still consider myself at least partially a true New Yorker, only spending the last 15 years in East Brunswick, New Jersey, where I’ve been naturally involved in Model UN and international relations related activities since my freshman year of high school. I’m a huge sports fan (Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Rangers), so if you want to make fun of my current misery I encourage you to do so with some caution. I’ve CD’d ILMUNC in the past, CDing ILMUNC 32’s Syriza committee (possible hint?). At Penn, I’m still heavily involved in Model UN by not only serving as a CD for ILMUNC, but also competing on Intercol, Penn’s travel MUN team, where I serve as the Head Delegate.

This committee will challenge you beyond your boundaries, make you negotiate like you’ve never negotiated before, think about crisis like you’ve never thought about crisis, and most importantly, give you the MUN experience of a lifetime. With Amanda and Will, I aim to make sure you have a fantastic Model UN experience at ILMUNC. Should you have any questions, feel free to email me at balajish@wharton.upenn.edu.

Sincerely,

Shravan Balaji

Crisis Director: Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference