Dear Delegates,

It is my honor to welcome you all to this year’s ILMUNC and to serve as your chair for this committee. The Stability of Asia and the Pacific Committee is one that is extremely necessary and become more and more relevant in today’s increasingly globalized society. I look forward to hearing your individual perspectives on such a complicated issue and learning from the ideas formulated throughout the course of the conference. 

I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand where I went to school. At Penn, I am pursing a degree in Finance and Management in the Wharton school. I joined ILMUNC my freshman year as an ASG and continued as a USG of Crisis my sophomore year. Currently, I serve as Secretary-General for ILMUNC Vietnam, one of our many international initiatives. I have also had the pleasure of charing at ILMUNC Peru, and at our college conference UPMUNC. Outside of MUN, I am also involved as a VP of Internal Affairs for Wharton Asia, but MUN and the community it provides me remains my true home at Penn.

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 President of the team my junior and senior year, and the Secretary General of my high school conference and national conference my junior year. 

Victoria and I are very very excited to bring you this new and exciting committee, and to see you all develop yourselves. I encourage you all to try new negotiation tactics, do in-depth research, listen to opinions that may not agree with yours, and come up with acceptable compromises. I can’t wait to be at conference alongside you in January! Feel free to reach out at any time with questions or comments and I look forward to meeting you all.


Best,

Proud Tuksinwarajarn

Chair of Stability Council of Asia and the Pacific
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

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Dear Delegates,

My name is Victoria Mayer and I am excited to serve as Moderator for the Stability Council of Asia and the Pacific during ILMUNC XXXVI.

I was born and raised in Vienna, Austria and moved to Philly to pursue a BSc in Finance and Strategic Management as well as a BA in International Studies in 2017. I am proud to have been part of UPenn’s competitive Model UN team, Intercol, ever since my freshman year, having served as Deputy Director and having staffed several UPMUNC and ILMUNC conferences in the past. When I am not hanging out with my team, I am most likely to be found in a cute coffee shop with my nose buried in yet another book or taking pictures while backpacking around the world – some of my more recent adventures have led me to discover my interest for Asia.

As an avid lover of macroeconomics, I am very much looking forward to a weekend filled with passionate discussions, sincere cooperation, and proactive solutions on one of two questions which already have far-reaching tangible effects on not only the Asia-Pacific region but the worldwide political and economic sphere: Asian Income Inequality and Stratification or the Chinese Capitalist Transformation. As we find ourselves in midst of a shift of the global power dynamics, you will navigate an environment that is not only highly sensitive to political turmoil but exceedingly receptive to societal issues traditionally associated with capitalist systems. As leaders of your countries, you will have to come to a consensus on how to tackle these issues on not only a national basis but on a regional one, finding a cooperative solution that covers the needs of individual countries while insuring political, social, and economic stability in the region. As this committee will be run as a specialized agency, we expect you to bring to the table not only a sincere interest in the topic, but also the creativity needed to adapt to fast paced updates and changing circumstances. Throughout the course of the weekend, you will be asked to consider the question at hand from a multitude of perspectives, arriving at new and innovative solutions through creativity, commitment, and cooperation.

I am looking forward to meeting you personally at the end of January. Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to email me any time at mayerv@wharton.upenn.edu .


Best,

Victoria Mayer

Moderator of Stability Council of Asia and the Pacific
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference