Dear Delegates,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee at ILMUNC XXXVI! SOCHUM is a vital part of international governance in that it deals with human rights and cultural preservation at the highest level, and is therefore vital in continuing the founding ideals and legacy of the United Nations. It is therefore my hope that you will all gain valuable insights from this committee, and will be able to directly apply skills of diplomacy to make the committee as stimulating as possible.

My name is Aiden Reiter, and I will be serving as your Chair. I am a senior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual degree program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, where I am studying International Studies, Political Science, and Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP). At Penn, a lot of my classes have dealt with development economics and the politics of post-colonial regions, so I am especially excited for the content of this committee! I was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, and have been participating in Model UN since freshman year of high school. At Penn, I am involved with the International Affairs Association and Student Government, and served as an Under-Secretary-General for ILMUNC XXXIV and am the current Secretary-General of ILMUNC China. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading political memoirs, and eating Chinese food.

As delegates in this committee, you will be dealing with issues of vital importance to the modern world order and you will be responsible for the pragmatic and applicable usage of international legislation to solve them. As Chair, I expect all delegates to employ innovative ideas and robust teamwork in order to provide comprehensive solutions to the topics at hand.  I am very excited to have the privilege of chairing this committee, and hope you all come ready to debate, work together, and have fun!



Sincerely,

Aiden Reiter

Chair of SOCHUM
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

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grace martens

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to SOCHUM at the 36th ILMUNC! My name is Grace Martens, and I am both honored and excited to be the Moderator for this committee.

I am currently a sophomore, planning to study Mathematical Economics. Some of my other academic interests include political science and the Spanish language. At Penn, I serve as an Under-Secretary General for Crisis Committees for UPMUNC, Penn’s college Model UN conference. Outside of Model UN, I am an editor for UnEarthed, a club on campus that publishes a STEM-based education magazine for kids in the West Philadelphia community.

Entering my fifth year of involvement with Model UN, I am thrilled to be the Moderator for this committee. The topics of “Reconstruction Following the Sri Lankan Civil War” and “Freedom of Expression and Access to Media in Asia” address engaging and incredibly relevant matters that challenge the international community. I encourage you all to research the intricacies of these topics, and I look forward to hearing the creative solutions that you bring to debate.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me or anyone on the SOCHUM team. Happy researching!


Sincerely,

Grace Martens

Moderator of SOCHUM
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference