Welcome to the Thirty-Sixth session of the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference and the beautiful city of Philadelphia. It is my pleasure to be running the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General this year alongside my dear friend Grace and we look forward to meeting you all come January!

First, just a little bit about myself. I am a senior studying Materials Science and Physics as part of the VIPER program at UPenn. I was born in New Jersey and grew up in a small suburb of New York City where I engaged in Model UN for the first time. Continuing my interests for international relations and debate in college, I joined the International Affairs Association (IAA) freshman year, spending two years on the ILMUNC Secretariat as an ASG and USG of Crisis Simulations. I have also competed on Penn’s intercollegiate travel team and staffed both high school and college Model UN conferences. This past summer I had the honor of serving as the Chief of Staff of ILMUNC Peru, experiencing South American culture and Model UN for the first time. In my free time, I enjoy playing water polo (any sport really), exploring the amazing city of Philadelphia, and hanging out with friends.

Throughout my competing experience, I have always enjoyed crisis committees the most, as they are fast paced in nature, require a lot of quick and creative thinking, and depend heavily upon the participation of all its members. I look forward to the profound solutions our Ad-Hoc delegates come up with, especially under the circumstances and debate formats unique to Ad-Hoc. Grace and I can assure you it will be a committee like no other.

Best Regards,

Veer Sobti

Crisis Director of Ad-Hoc
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference


Dear Delegates,

It is my honor to welcome you all to ILMUNC and to serve as the chair for this year’s Ad-Hoc committee. As a former Under Secretary General of Crisis and crisis chair ILMUNC, it has been my dream to run such an exciting and challenging committee. The debate will be face paced and the problems that arise will be complex, but I look forward to seeing the talent and creativity you all bring to the table. 

Model UN had a huge impact on my high school career. I joined my high school team as a nervous freshman and instantly fell in love. I served as publicity chair on our model UN board sophomore and junior year, as well as president of the team my senior year. My favorite aspect of being a part of the team, however, was my role in executing our own regional Model UN conference. Working as both a crisis staffer and as Secretary General, I learned how rewarding planning a successful experience for delegates, staffers, and advisors alike can truly be. In high school, my model UN experience was coupled with membership in other global-oriented clubs and non-profits. In college, my focus has moved towards healthcare as I pursue a degree in Nursing and Healthcare Management through Wharton and the Nursing School. However, international relations and politics continue to be major interest areas of mine.  

I encourage you to use this exciting and challenging committee as a chance to learn not just about the issues at hand or the role you play, but about yourself. Challenge your own political thought, try a new cooperative negotiating style, make a powerful speech, or take a side you might not be normally inclined to stand by. Get creative and be willing to take a step back and question your initial beliefs in order to form new ones. Whether it be dissipating civil unrest or bolstering the military, the days spent at conference will be both stressful and exciting. I can’t wait to be there alongside you in January! Feel free to reach out at any time with questions or comments and I look forward to meeting you all. 


Grace Kilpatrick

Chair of Ad-Hoc
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference