MUN 2013 Committees, Chairs and TopicsPlease note that this conference has been completed.
2013 Conference Theme: Sustainability
Secretary General: William Cha (2013)
Deputy Secretary General: Eilin Francis (2013)
1. United Nations Security Council
President: Aya El Wadia (2013)
Vice President: Hissa Al Noaimi
Rapporteur: Jehan Saleh
- Standards for Intervention
- The Situation in Syria
Members: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, China, France, Guatemala, Korea, Luxembourg, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Togo, UK, USA
2. Advisory Panel on the ‘Arab Awakening’
President: Malik Habayeb (2013)
Vice President: Mariam Bengali
Rapporteur: Sarim Zia
Chief Administrator: Seif Talaat
- Rise of Islamism
Members of the Advisory Panel
President: AlJawhara Al Thani (2013)
Vice President: Omar Hashem
Rapporteur: Talal Al Naama
Topic: World Economic Recovery
- Currency Wars
- Green Growth and Climate Change
Members: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia,South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA. The European Union
4. International Court of Justice
President: Fatema Hubail (2015)
Vice President: Hussah Albabtain
Rapporteur: KiWon Bang
A Guide to the ICJ
- #1 Korea v. Japan – DokDo Island
- #2 Nicaragua v. United States of America
5. Press Committee
President: Nikhil Lakhanpal (2015)
Vice President: Natalie Diong
Press Members and Guide
1. Human Rights Commission
President: Eilin Francis (2013)
Vice President: Gabriella Zoia
Rapporteur: Burhan Mahmoud
Chief Administrator: Ibrahim Al Rajhi
- LGBT Rights
- Transnational Water Resources and Human Rights
Members: Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, France, Germany,Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya,Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Poland, Qatar,Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan,Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan
President: Mohammed Al-Nasr (2013)
Vice President: Shady Abdelhamid
Rapporteur: Iman Mohamed
Chief Administrator: Nadine Abdullat
Topics: Pollution and Development
Debt Crisis: Austerity Measures – Europe and the Rest of the World
Members: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Nigeria, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan
President: Mohamad Khalil Harb (2014)
Vice President: Maram AlDafa
Rapporteur: Jordan YoonSuk Choi
Chief Administrator: Asli Altinisik
- International Cooperation on Peaceful Utilization of Outer Space (Prevention of Cyber Warfare)
- Drug Trafficking in Latin America
Members: Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, France, Germany,Guatemala, Hungary, Lebanon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Libya,Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republicof Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey,United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan
Mohamed T. Abouzaid is a senior at Georgetown pursuing a degree in International Politics. He was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Abouzaid graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in the United States before joining Georgetown University. He has been involved in several MUN conferences since high school and continues his passion for MUN here at GU. He has always been interested in the role of the IAEA in the international political arena and is excited to chair the committee this year. This year’s conference will be interesting because of the escalating sanctions that are currently being enforced on Iran as well as the mounting military threats between Iran and Israel. He’s looking forward to meeting you all!
Senior student and currently majoring in Culture & Politics. Had an amazing experience working with so many delegates over the years and continuously being surprised by the potential I see in our future diplomats! Do you have what it takes?
AlJawhara Al Thani
Jawhara Al-Thani is a senior majoring in Culture and Politics. This is the fourth year she has participated in the Georgetown Model United Nations, having chaired the African Union and Arab League in previous years. Her first experience with GMUN, however, was as a high school student. As a senior this will be her last MUN and she is looking forward to making it a memorable one!
My name is William Cha and is my pleasure to serve you as the Secretary General for the upcoming GMUN 2013 – my last and 62nd conference. I served as both the Secretary General and President of the Human Rights Council for GMUN 2012. I am from South Korea and have lived in America and China (International School of Beijing for high school) prior to Qatar. I am in my last year of studies at Georgetown University, Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, in which I serve as the President of the Student Government Association. My major is International Economics and personal interests vary from investment banking and politics to performing arts and fashion. I look forward to greeting everyone in February.
Aya El Wadia
I’m a Palestinian senior at Georgetown University in Qatar, majoring in International Politics with a focus on Arab and Regional Studies. I just got back from my study abroad semester in Turkey and I am currently writing a thesis on Religion, Democracy and the Arab World, with a case study on Turkish Political Parties. I graduated from the American School of Doha in ’09.
I am majoring in International Economics and have worked on research projects related to development and impact evaluation of financial literacy among migrants to Qatar. I am passionate about debating and enjoy MUN immensely. I have represented Georgetown SFSQ for these activities at Qatar, the Netherlands, Botswana, Austria and the Philippines – and won a few awards while I was at it. I am from India and went to high school in Abu Dhabi.
I’m currently a senior pursuing a degree in International Politics and a Certificate in Arab and Regional Studies. As a Palestinian student of international affairs, I’ve been particularly interested in the UN’s role vis-a-vis the Palestinian struggle for justice. I recently returned from the West Bank where I spent my summer interning at a non-profit that provides academic, athletic, and arts-based education programs to Palestinian refugee youth. Certainly, MUN served as an ideal platform to learn about the intricacies of the actual UN. I was first introduced to MUN through my high school – Middle East International School, where I attended my first MUN training session at Georgetown. I’ve since actively participated in various international MUN conferences from Lebanon to Vienna. On a local level, I had the pleasure of both chairing and co-chairing in our very own Georgetown MUN. I also recently concluded my study abroad in Istanbul, where I was fortunate enough to meet some of Turkey’s policy makers and party officials.
Mohamad Khalil Harb
Mohamad Khalil Harb (goes by MK) is a junior at Georgetown majoring in Culture & Politics with a certificate of Arab & Regional Studies. He was born and raised in the great city of Beirut, Lebanon and spent his last three years of high school in Doha, Qatar (of course at the Lebanese School of Qatar). He is currently spending the fall 2012 semester at the main campus in Washington, DC and will be back in the spring semester. MK is currently working as the co-director of programming for the International Development Conference hosted by UNICEF at Georgetown University, Washington DC and will resume his job in the spring as one of the MUN conference organizers. He has participated in various MUN conferences around the globe, such as VIMUN (Vienna, Austria) & SOFIMUN (Sofia, Bulgaria), and has previously worked as the Deputy Secretary General for Georgetown MUN. He sees MUN as the best depiction of Diplomacy in Action and hopes that you will enjoy the GUMUN 2013!
Nikhil Lakhanpal is a second-year student at Georgetown studying International Politics. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Nikhil graduated in 2011 from the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. This is the second year that Nikhil is taking part in Model UN, responsible for the Press and Media components of the conference. In the past year, the sophomore has written for several different publications, including The Hoya and The Voice. Having extensively participated in different Model UN conferences in the United States, Nikhil is proud to bring his penchant for all things global to SFS-Q. If you have any questions for him, please do not hesitate to approach the Hindu-Indian-American from the Bible-Belt of the United States studying at a Jesuit University in an Islamic Country.