Chairs

UNHRC

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Left: Mudassar Nazar, right: Mureille van der Meulen

Mudassar Nazar is a senior undergraduate law student at Muslim Law College (University of the Punjab). He participated in Model United Nations Conferences and debating competitions both at national and international level. He also organized many events during his academic career including musical concerts, debating competitions, welcome and farewell parties. Besides, he likes reading, cliff diving and paragliding.

Mureille van der Meulen is a master’s student at Utrecht University for Public International Law and International Development Studies program. She works as an intern in Children’s Rights & Migration Team at Defence for Children – ECPAT, the Netherlands. She previously participated in MUNs at delegate level. URUMUN 2016 will be the first time she will be a Co-Chair. Next to her active study (related) life Mureille likes to dance salsa, travel and photograph.

DISEC

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Left: Kevin Chen, right: Katinka Kirchner

Kevin Chen: Hi! My name is Kevin Chen and I’m currently 22 years old. I was born in the Netherlands but I have a Chinese heritage. The first time I participated in a MUN I was only 14 years old and immediately I fell in love with the debates, the topics and of course the parties! Ever since then I’ve been an active member in the MUN community. Sadly during the last couple of year I wasn’t able to participate in any MUNs due to my studies. Currently I’m writing my dissertation for my bachelor’s degree in Law. Furthermore, I’m also busy with my bachelor’s degree in medicine. With over 20 MUNs as delegate and almost 10 MUNs as chair, I hope to invigorate the weekend of URUMUN. Having fun, meeting new people and learning/developing skills are the key aspects of a MUN. Therefore, I will be emphasizing these areas within the DISEC. I wish you much fun and don’t be afraid to approach me and ask me questions.

Katinka Kirchner: Hello! My name is Katinka and I’m going to be vice-chairing the DISEC committee at URUMUN this  year; something I’m looking very much forward to considering the current political climate. Presently, I’m studying Global Sustainability Science at Utrecht University as well as administration, politics and sociology as long distance programme. My interests are set very broadly as long as they keep focused internationally. I have been involved with MUN since I was 13 and have attended conferences around Europe, where I could gain experiences in different positions. I can’t wait to be back into MUN in November! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all, no matter how big or small I am always happy to help.

SECURITY COUNCIL – CHAIRS

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Left: Govert Alkemade, right: Maxim Buur

Maxim Buur: Hi guys! I have been debating ever since my first experience with it at age fifteen. I have since chaired and participated in many conferences, both simulating the European Parliament as well as the United Nations. The subjects with which the Security Council concerns itself fit well with my interests, so I am very much looking forward to contributing to some great and energizing Security Council sessions.

SECURITY COUNCIL – CRISIS STAFF

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Maxime Voorbraak

 

 

Maxime Voorbraak: Hi everybody, my name is Maxime Voorbraak and I study law at Utrecht University. I’ve first participated in MUN when I was 16 and it was love at first sight. This will be my first time as a crisis director and I am very excited. I hope I will give you an interesting and lively crisis simulation. My interests of course include international relations and law and I also like reading and travelling, but then again who doesn’t. I love the phrase ‘work hard, play hard’ and I hope you will join me in spirited debating by day and fun partying by night!

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Oliver Unverdorben
: Hello everybody! I’m Oliver, a German-Peruvian undergraduate student of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen. My i

nterests range from political debates to travelling and trying out exotic food and good whiskey. Over the years, I have participated in several MUNs and have taken on roles as delegate, chair and member of the secretariat. However, I have never come to enjoy the pleasure of living out my creativity as member of the crisis staff and am very much looking forward to doing so!

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