INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
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Topic A: Philippines
Topic B: Afghanistan
Alexandra Fiol-Mahon

Dear Delegates,

I am very excited to welcome you all to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at ILMUNC 35! My name is Alexandra Fiol-Mahon, and it is my pleasure to act as your chair and be a part of a committee that is sure to be filled with intriguing issues, thought-provoking discussion, and smart solutions.

I am currently a Junior studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Penn. Originally from Puerto Rico, I have lived in a small suburb just outside the city of Philadelphia for just about my entire life (where I had the opportunity to be delegate at ILMUNC!) and have loved getting to know downtown Philadelphia during my time at Penn. I’m a member of the International Affairs Association (IAA) at Penn I spent the past two years on the ILMUNC secretariat planning this conference, so I am thrilled to see the conference form a completely new perspective as your chair. Outside of the IAA, I like to play tennis, consume excessive amounts of coffee, and spend time with friends.

From experience, I know just how hard the ILMUNC secretariat has been working on making ILMUNC 35 our best conference yet, and I cannot wait to see all of their efforts come to fruition during conference weekend. I’m looking forward to the incredible ideas that you will form and discuss in committee, and I will see all of you in January!

Sincerely,

Alexandra Fiol-Mahon

Chair, International Criminal Court
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Kos Mante

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC 35 and to the International Criminal Court! I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to this committee and see what kinds of solutions you bring to the table over the course of the weekend. We’ve all been working hard to make this the best ILMUNC yet, and I hope you all have an amazing time at the conference.

To introduce myself, I’m currently a sophomore at Penn from Villanova, PA pursuing a major in International Relations with a concentration in International Economics, and a minor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. In the IAA, I’m involved with one of our newer initiatives, PIA, which aims to raise money for internationally minded NGOs and create to partnerships between the IAA and other organizations. Outside of the IAA, I’m a tour guide for Penn, a photographer for the school newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, and a student fellow at the Perry World House, which is an international policy research center. When I’m not doing anything affiliated with those groups, you can probably find me eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, perfecting my Instagram aesthetic, or trying to convince my friends that Spiderman Homecoming is the best movie ever.

Although Model UN wasn’t a huge part of my experience in high school, my entire family is from Ghana, and during my childhood I was lucky enough to travel around the world and gain a global perspective. This summer I’m even planning to spend some time in Nigeria, where the ICC has been relatively active. This will be my second time at ILMUNC and my first time moderating, and I’m super excited to work with Alexandra over the course of the next few months to make our committee as interesting as possible. We’re really looking forward to meeting you all at ILMUNC and creating a dialogue within our committee that is both fun and thought provoking. If you have any questions about our committee or ILMUNC in general, don’t hesitate to reach out to Alexandra or myself. I can’t wait to meet you at ILMUNC this January!

Best,

Kos Mante

Moderator, International Criminal Court
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference