Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Ivy League Model UN Conference (ILMUNC) 36! My name is Cameron, and I am proud to be your Chair for the World Bank. Economic development, and the role that the international community plays in it, is a topic that I am very interested in, so chairing this committee is going to be a great experience for me and I hope for you too!

A little bit about myself, I am a senior from Philadelphia in the Wharton School studying Business Economics & Public Policy, Statistics, and Finance. Outside of ILMUNC, I have been on the Community Outreach and Engagement and Academic Affairs branches of the International Affairs Association, work as a research assistant, and write about public policy for the Wonk Tank blog.

I am extremely excited to be chairing the World Bank as the issues we will be debating are incredibly important to the future of an institution that I dreamed about working for when I was growing up (and would honestly still love to work for). If you have any questions about committee, conference, or anything else, please feel free to reach out to me. I’m looking forward to being in committee with you all, and I can’t wait to see what kind of insight full points you will make and the innovative solutions you guys come up with.


Kind regards,

Cameron Ittner

Chair of World Bank
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference

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Dear Delegates,

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the World Bank committee of the 36th annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference! My name is Catherine Qian and I am thrilled to be your Moderator for what is sure to be a weekend of enthralling debate. First, allow me to introduce myself!

I’m a junior from the lovely city of Richmond, VA in the Huntsman Program, targeting French. In Wharton, I’m concentrating in Statistics and Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) and in the College, I plan on minoring in Mathematics and Political Science, but one of my hobbies is also changing my minor. This is now my sixth year of Model U.N. as I travel with Intercol (Penn’s team--ranked #1 in the nation!) and was an Under Secretary-General of Crisis Committees for UPMUNC 53 (Penn’s collegiate conference). You might be asking yourself: does she have a life outside of MUN? I do! My interests include political philosophy, opera, and raising chickens. In my free time, I like to visit art museums, read the news, and get angry about the Mortgage Income Deduction.

Cameron and I are really excited to get to know you all both as delegates and as people, so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourselves! As members of this committee, you will be discussing two topics: 1) the affordability of social protection programs and 2) austerity measures in Argentina. As you navigate the nuances of economic policies, take care that you align with your country’s position and that measures you propose are substantive and detailed. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at qiancy@wharton.upenn.edu. Once again, I’m excited to meet all of you and am looking forward to a great weekend!


Best Regards,

Catherine Qian

Moderator of World Bank
The 36th Ivy League Model United Nations Conference