SALEM WITCH TRIALS
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Jordan Dewar

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Salem Witch Trials! My name is Jordan Dewar, and I am incredibly excited to be your Crisis Director for an incredibly exciting and intellectually stimulating weekend. We’ve all been working very hard to make sure this weekend is one of the best ILMUNCs yet, and I hope you enjoy this weekend immensely.

To introduce myself, I am a senior in the Wharton School studying Business Economics and Public Policy as well as Operations and Information Management and working on a dual degree in the College of Arts and Sciences in Political Science. I was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and have been to the Air and Space Museum too many times to admit, though my family comes from Guyana, Brazil, and a few other places. I participated in Model UN throughout high school and currently travel and compete with Penn’s intercollegiate team. Model UN for me has been a great experience both in terms of intellectual activity and general excitement, and I hope that I can share that experience with you over the weekend.

This is my fourth ILMUNC, and I’m very excited to be working with Mayha and Nick, amazing people that I’ve worked with before and am excited to work with again. This year we hope to engage you in a crisis simulation that will be entertaining while provoking thought about one of the earliest periods in US colonial history. I hope you all take the time to read the background guide and begin researching innovative and interesting solutions for the problems at hand so that we can all see your ideas play out in committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of us or your USG, Sravya. I can’t wait to see you when you arrive at ILMUNC!

Sincerely,

Jordan Dewar

Crisis Director, Salem Witch Trials
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Mayha Shah

Dear Delegates,

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Philadelphia and the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference! My name is Mayha Shah and I am thrilled to be your Chair for Salem Witch Trials. The secretariat and staff have been working hard to make this conference an amazing experience. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and making this weekend filled with stimulating debate, fast-paced crises, and lifelong memories.

A little bit about me: I am from the oh-so exotic suburbs of central New Jersey and exactly an hour long train ride from both NYC and Philly. I competed as a Model UN and Model Congress delegate all four years of high school and continued my passion for Model UN by joining the International Affairs Association (ILMUNC’s umbrella organization). Within the IAA, I am a member of the Secretary Board, where I serve as a member of the Public Relations team. Currently I am a senior studying Networked and Social Systems Engineering. During the rare hours when I’m not trapped in the hallowed halls of Penn Engineering, one can find me breaking into dance moves no matter where I am, searching for Philly’s best restaurants, binge watching various shows on Netflix, and taking random classes at the gym.

Over the past few months, Jordan, Nick and I have been working incredibly hard to make your committee experience unforgettable. We are super excited to see this committee come to life this weekend! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your incredible USG, Sravya Alla. Let the countdown to ILMUNC commence!

Best,

Mayha Shah

Chair, Salem Witch Trials
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference