LEAGUE OF NATIONS, 1932

BACKGROUND GUIDE

TOPIC A: Imperialism and Territorial Disputes

TOPIC B: Global Weaponization

Arjun Patel

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to Leage of Nations at ILMUNC XXXIV! My name is Arjun Patel, and I am so happy to be your chair for this year’s conference! The secretariat and staff have been working incredibly hard to make this year’s ILMUNC the best yet. I sincerely hope ILMUNC is one of your favorite weekends this semester.

Before diving into the committee and topic introductions, I would like to introduce myself. I am a current sophomore studying PPE (Poli-sci, Philosophy, and Economics) as well as Hispanic Studies as a double-major. I’m from Manhattan Beach, California where the sun is always up and it never dips below 50 degrees, so moving to Philadelphia has definitely been a transition. Despite this, I have loved my first year-and-change at Penn, and am so excited to develop my passions for the Spanish language as well as of international relations and economies. I participated in Model United Nations all four years at high school, and have continued to debate and work conferences in high school, so I can’t wait to experience this year’s ILMUNC with you guys! When I’m not doing MUN, I enjoy spending my time playing and watching soccer, cooking, and serving as social chair of my fraternity.

I’m so excited to be chairing ILMUNC for the first time as part of the League of Nations committee. On behalf of Remi and myself, good luck with your research, and can’t wait to see you soon!

Best,

Arjun Patel

Chair, League of Nations
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

 

Remi Cordelle

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the League of Nations Committee, 1932 Committee at ILMUNC XXXIV! My name is Remi Cordelle and it is my honor to be your moderator for the duration of this conference. I hope that you will enjoy your time here and that you will leave filled with great memories! The whole staff has been working tremendously hard to deliver one of the International Affairs Association’s best conference yet. We truly hope that this will be one of the best weekends of your life and that it will start off your year 2018 on the right note.

Let me start by introducing myself. I am a Junior studying economics and computer science in the College here at Penn. I was originally born in France but my parents currently live in Dubai with my siblings who are also very involved in Model United Nations and International relations. I’ve been involved with the IAA since I arrived at Penn first joining UPMUNC branch which organizes the college MUN conference. I absolutely loved ILMUNCXXXIII and I couldn’t be more excited to return as a senior staffer. I hope to see some familiar faces at conference!

Arjun and I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you at conference and we hope that you’ll enjoy the though provoking topics during committee. I hope you will all take the time to read the background guide and do additional research to arrive prepared for committee. We look forward to hearing innovative solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. We hope that the topic will stimulate your interest and creativity. I have the utmost confidence in your abilities to produce lively debate and discussion. If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to reach out! I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Sincerely,

Remi Cordelle

Chair, League of Nations
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference