Dear Delegates,

It is with great pleasure that I would like to welcome you to ILMUNC XXXVI! My name is Cole Hancock and I am excited to serve as your Crisis Director for the Al Capone's Chicago Outfit crisis committee. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you through our interactions, and I cannot wait to see what innovative, creative, and unique ideas you come up with in committee.

For a little more background on me, I am a Junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business with a concentration in Finance and a target language of German. I originally hail from the beautiful state of Colorado and I love everything to do with the outdoors. I spent the first seven months of 2019 interning and studying abroad in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany, respectively, and I spent time this past summer researching blockchain integration into the beef industry.

In regard to my Model UN career, I started by joining Penn’s travel team, Intercol, my Freshman Fall and have traveled to numerous conferences in my time since. I currently serve as a Deputy Director of Intercol and served as a Chair and as a Coordinating Crisis Director in UPMUNC, Penn’s collegiate level conference for the past two years. I know what it is like to be a delegate in Model UN and I hope to keep the committees as delegate driven as possible.

This committee deals with an incredibly important topic and period in history, and I’m excited to see where this committee goes and how both committees will interact with one another. This JCC with require attention to detail with flushed out solutions to the problems at hand, as well as quick and creative thinking.

I am sincerely looking forward to this committee and please feel free to reach out to our USG, Vishesh Shah, should any questions arise. See you all at ILMUNC!


Cole Hancock

Chair of Al Capone's Chicago Outfit
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

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Dear Delegates,

Welcome to Al Capone’s “Chicago Outfit”. You will be coming to a weekend with people hailing from every inch of the globe to discuss pressing issues, such as avoiding police surveillance and undermining rival gangs. As your Crisis Director, I want to see strategic and creative crisis arcs focussed on bettering your position in-room and bettering the position of the the Chicago Outfit.

My name is Thomas, but you can call me Tommy or whatever you want that starts with a T. I’m a third year student in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business (dual degree between College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton) studying Finance, Real Estate, and Chinese. I’m from the heartland of America, reigning from Columbus, Ohio. Within Penn’s International Affairs Association, I compete on our Intercollegiate Model UN Team (Intercol) and serve on the team’s upper board as Chief of Staff. Outside of the IAA, I’m a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a hiking leader for Penn’s pre-orientation program, PennQuest, and a member of Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault.

I want this weekend to be a good one for everyone, and as a delegate myself, I know conferences can be stressful. Feel free to loosen up in my committee, maybe make a joke or two, and have some fun yourself. I know that I will.

So welcome to 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference and welcome to Al Capone’s “Chicago Outfit”. I can’t wait to work together with all of you this coming January. If you have any questions about the committee, I can be reached at


Thomas Pollack

Crisis Director of Al Capone's Chicago Outfit
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference