TROJAN WAR: GREEKS
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Justin Bean

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Joint Crisis Committee for ILMUNC 2019. We find ourselves immersed in the world of the conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans in a heated conflict.

My name is Justin Bean, I am a Seniot in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn studying Criminology focusing on international security, and I will have the real honor of serving as your Crisis Director. I have been a member of the International Affairs Association at Penn for four years and competed on the college circuit for three. I’ve done various kinds of Model UN since sophomore year of high school, and still volunteer to help run a conference organized by the YMCA. Outside of Model UN, I am the Chair External of the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education, one of the branches of Penn’s student government. I am also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, a member of the Penn Rock Climbing Team, and a rock climbing instructor for Penn.

I really enjoy both competing in and staffing Joint Crisis Committees. They provide a great opportunity to develop intricate crisis tracks, truly developing the world that we are existing in. They also provide an amazing experience in diplomacy and face to face Model UN skills that are hard to replicate in other types of crisis committees. I am really looking forward to this conference and seeing what all of you bring to the table, and to the crisis room. It’s in your hands, so make the most of it, learn from it, and enjoy it.

Best Regards,

Justin Bean

Crisis Director, Greeks
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

Ellie Edwards

Dear Delegates,

I am truly elated to welcome you all to the thirty-fifth Ivy League Model United Nations Conference. My name is Ellie Edwards, and I will be your Chair in the Greek side of the Trojan War Joint Crisis Committee this year. I can’t wait to get to know you all over the course of an engaging and enjoyable weekend.

I am currently a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Penn, studying Economics, Psychology, and Political Science. I was born and raised in Sunnyvale, California, and decided to cross the country to attend University of Pennsylvania. My high school did not offer Model United Nations, so I had to make do with other extracurricular activities, like cheerleading, lacrosse, and theater. But since discovering MUN in my first year of university, I dived into the activity head-first! I currently serve as Chief of Staff on the Secretariat for UPMUNC, which is Penn’s intercollegiate Model United Nations conference. I also travel and compete with Penn’s Model UN travel team, where I first fell in love with the excitement, speed, and intricacy of joint crisis committees. When I’m not writing or reading background guides, you can probably find me paying too much for trendy espresso drinks or watching Netflix.

The joint crisis is one of my favorite committee types in MUN; it’s unique combination of crisis, debate, and relationship-building have always challenged and excited me. Moreover, this topic provides incredibly fodder for passionate debate and elegant crisis. Alongside my fellow Staffers and our incredible Secretariat, I have worked tirelessly to ensure ILMUNC’s JCC will be fresh, fast-paced, and fun. I’m looking forwards to providing an arena for passionate debate, innovative crisis tracks, and exciting experiences. Let’s jump into the weekend with aplomb, artistry, and ardor!

Beyond the substantive aspects of conference, please take time to meet new people and make memories. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or just to say hi, you can reach me at eeliza@sas.upenn.edu! I’d love to answer any questions about University of Pennsylvania, college-level MUN, or university life in general. Get ready for an amazing weekend!

Cheers,

Ellie Edwards

Chair, Greeks
The 35th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference