Vietnamese Communist Party, 1986

BACKGROUND GUIDE

TOPIC A: US-Vietnam Relations

TOPIC B: Economic Reform

Eliza Hoang

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC 34! My name is Eliza Hoang, and I’m more than excited to chair with the lovely Muskan the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Your Secretariat and Staff have been working tirelessly for months to prepare for this conference, so look forward to an amazing weekend ahead!

Before I go into discussing my vision for this committee, perhaps I should tell you a bit about myself. I’m a sophomore majoring in Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and double minoring in Marketing and Real Estate in the Wharton School. I hail from the historic country of Vietnam, in the northern city of Hanoi, and soon after middle school I moved to the States to attend boarding school. This was where my Model UN career began, and since then, Model UN has become a big part of who I am today. Currently, I am a Deputy Director of Penn’s competitive travel team and have also previously chaired UPMUNC 51, and served as a crisis staffer for UPMUNC 50 and ILMUNC 33.

Born and raised Vietnamese, I’m super honored to have an opportunity at ILMUNC 34 to chair this committee and be immersed in the world of Vietnamese politics. The committee is set in the years following the Vietnam War, which ended after the Paris Peace Accords was signed in 1973. In this post-war period, Vietnam was undergoing many changes, economically, politically and socially. While Vietnam emerged from the war as a victor, it still faces ample challenges while trying to rebuild and restructure the country, as well as redefine its relationship with the its old time foe United States. Delegates in the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam not only must adapt the changing dynamics of the time, but also work to build long term vision for the country.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions regarding the committee and preparation process. Get pumped for a challenging yet exciting weekend, and see you soon at ILMUNC 34!

Best regards,

Eliza Hoang

Chair, Vietnamese Communist Party, 1986
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

 

Benjamin Golub

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC 34. I am extremely excited to be your moderator with Eliza for the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Everyone has been working hard to make this conference special for all of you, so anticipate a weekend of phenomenal debate and lots of fun.

As I brief introduction about myself, I’m a freshman concentrating in Statistics and Finance at the Wharton School. I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life. My Model UN career started freshman year of high school, and has practically taken over my life ever since. I now compete on Penn’s intercollegiate Model UN team and served as a crisis staffer for UPMUNC 51.

I’m honored to serve as moderator for this committee under Eliza’s chairing. This was a very important time in Vietnamese politics and economics. I look forward to watching all of you delegates repair Vietnamese foreign relations with countries like the United States as well as the internal structure of the country itself. The economic reforms made in 1986 are still affecting Vietnam’s economy today and have led to steady growth for the past 30 years. I’m excited to watch you come up with long and short-term solutions to rebuilding Vietnam.

If you have any questions regarding the committee, preparation process, or just about the conference in general, feel free to reach out via email. Get hyped, and I’ll see you soon.

Regards,

Benjamin Golub

Moderator, Vietnamese Communist Party, 1986
The 34th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference