UN OFFICE OF OUTER SPACE AFFAIRS
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Topic A: Using Space Technologies to Harness Energy in Sustainable Ways
Topic B: Pulic-Private Partnerships
Raj Bhuva

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to ILMUNC 35 and welcome to the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs! My name is Raj Bhuva and I will be serving as the Chair for this committee. Space disasters and their managements are increasingly coming into the limelight as nations set their eyes towards outer space. With countries expanding and developing their outer space programs and technology, there must be a common understanding of responsibility and cooperation in order to mitigate space-related emergencies and risks.

A little about myself – I’m from Mumbai, India and have been involved with Model UN since freshman year of high school. I competed as a delegate as well as helped organize my high school conference – both of these have helped me sustain my passion for international affairs and debate.

At Penn, I am a junior in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research dual-degree program, majoring in chemical engineering and chemistry with a minor in engineering entrepreneurship. I compete on the circuit with the Penn Model UN travelling team, Intercol and I’m also serving as the Director-General of our high school conference in India – ILMUNC India. Outside of Model UN, I am active with Penn’s chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (AIChE) and help small West Philadelphia businesses as an associate consultant on Consult For America. I am also a proud brother of the Phi Gamma Nu professional business fraternity on campus. In my free time, I enjoy checking out new web-series, watching stand-up comedy and drinking chai.

Iman and I cannot wait to see you’ll at the conference and we look forward to a dynamic, exciting and fun committee!

Best Regards,

Raj Bhuva

Chair, UN Office of Outer Space Affairs
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Iman Tajadod

Dear Delegates,

My name is Iman Tajadod, and I am very honored to be the moderator for the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs Committee for ILMUNC 35. Born in Iran and raised in Toronto, I am currently a sophomore in the dual-degree Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at Penn; I am targeting French, and planning to concentrate in Finance and Business Analytics at Wharton.

At Penn, I’m involved in the Data Analytics, Consulting and Finance Clubs, and of course the International Affairs Association. I’m a member of Intercol, our travelling team, and my favorite conferences to date have been UCBMUN and VICS. And for the long-term, I hope to work somewhere in consulting involving big data or IoT. Outside of school, my personal experience as a first-generation immigrant have shaped who I am as a person as it pertains to culture, way of life and general open-mindedness. But there are somethings I like more than others: I like cities and don’t like time in the outdoors at all. I’m a big Raptors and Blue Jays fan. I love Drake, Chance, Kanye, Kendrick, J. Cole, Anderson .Paak, to name a few – if you can muster in a quote or two, I will be impressed.

For this conference, I’m excited to see what you guys have to offer in terms of substantive debate. There’s a lot of flexibility and room to have creative ideas within the topic, and Raj and I expect you guys to take that to full advantage. Keep it realistic politically, socially, culturally and financially – but there is little limit to the solutions that can be proposed. Keep debate enthusiastic and well-structured, but don’t be afraid to challenge the status-quo.

I’m very excited to see where you all will take this committee. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in the BG, feel free to reach out to Raj or myself. See you soon!

Best,

Iman Tajadod

Moderator, UN Office of Outer Space Affairs
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference