The Georgetown University in Qatar MUN Student Board was established in Spring 2012. It is responsible for the overall content of the annual high school MUN conference hosted by GU-Q. The board decides on the conference theme, topics, committees, and chairs.
Board members are responsible for training both GU-Q and high school students in the procedures of the conference. The board sets the schedule of training and organizes the Local School Training Day. The board is also in charge of editing and reviewing the background guides.
Within the committees, the board members who chair are responsible for setting the tone and professionalism of the conference. Finally, the board votes on the annual positions of Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General.
MUN Board 2018-2019
Secretary General: Sameera Al-Haj Abed
Sameera is a 20 year old senior studying international economics. She is Palestinian but was born and raised in Qatar. Aside from her academics, her passion lies with make-up, one of her favorite hobbies. She is very outgoing and arguably has the loudest laugh at Georgetown. MUN has always been a passion of hers as she believes that within the youth lies the greater change. She believes that this world needs to be a better place, which is why having programs such as MUN is essential for students because it helps them realize that the sky is the limit.
Deputy Secretary General: Mudassar Raza Shakir
Mudassar is a sophomore who has hopes of majoring in international economics. A person that shares very little detail about his personal life, he is an otaku at heart with a love for MUNs and debating. His main purpose of joining the MUN Board was to spread his love of debates and empower others to make their voices heard. With experience in organizing various events in high school including but not limited to his own school’s Model United Nations, it was only fitting that his interests aligned with his current post as Deputy Secretary-General for the Georgetown MUN Board. With an upbeat attitude and child-like charisma, he tries his best to excel at everything he puts his mind to. He is thrilled to be organizing this year's conference.
Chief of Staff: Fiza Shahzad
Fiza is a sophomore planning on majoring in international politics. She will be serving as the Chief of Staff for Georgetown MUN 2019. Fiza has been involved in MUN conferences for the past seven years. She believes that MUNs are not only a source of insight into pressing global issues, but also provide delegates a chance to refine their communication and diplomacy skills. Fiza spends the rest of her time working at the Office of Student Development. She has also been an active member of the Honor Council, South Asian Society, and the Student Government Association.
Chief of Press: Katharine Danilowicz
Katharine is a senior majoring in international history and will be serving as Chief of Press. She has participated as a staff member in the last three Georgetown MUNs, so you may remember her sprinting through your committee sessions. In high school, she acted as a delegate in conferences around Asia from Taiwan to Doha. In addition to MUN, Katharine is the director of GU-Q’s Hoya Empowerment and Learning Program and has traveled to Zanzibar for the Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace program and then to Greece for the Community Engagement Program.
Chief of Training: Khansa Maria
Khansa Maria is a sophomore aiming to major in international politics. She is the Chief of Training for MUN. Khansa has been a part of MUN for the last 6 years in various capacities. She is very passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion for all regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or disability. She is involved in debates, Georgetown Business Society and AMAL, and is a part of the Centre for International and Regional Studies team. Khansa spends her free time obsessing over Harry Potter and learning to cook new dishes. She joined MUN because she aims to promote inclusion through discourse.
Chief of Communications: Maryam Al-Harthy
Maryam Al-Harthy is a junior international politics major. Maryam participated in MUN for seven years. She served as a delegate for some of those years and as a chair and this year is serving as the Chief of Communication for Georgetown MUN.