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- Topic A: Combatting jihadist extremism in the Sahel
- Topic B: Ongoing conflict in the GUAM Area (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) and their threats to international security
Yeva is a third-year undergraduate student from Ukraine studying International Relations and History at the London School of Economics.
An active delegate and chair, this is the third year of her MUN career. Her previous conferences include CUIMUN, LIMUN, ScotMUN and NMUN, in addition to receiving a Diplomacy Award at WorldMUN 2015 in Seoul. She has also chaired the US Cabinet at LSEMUN and has been selected as a Secretary-General for LSEMUN 2016.
In her free time apart from debating and chairing, Yeva is an avid tennis-player. “What I like the most about MUN in general and about CUIMUN in particular (apart from the formal dinner on Saturday that has been my highlight of the conference) are the people that you meet. As an Armenian from the Ukraine, I am also especially passionate about this year’s topics that will be debated in DISEC."
Hester is a Masters student in Global Politics at the London School of Economics, having previously completed her undergraduate at University College Utrecht.
Her previous conferences include CUIMUN, OxIMUN, and HNMUN, at which she has specialised in UN Security Council or Futuristic Security Council simulations, and received several delegate awards. Her past experience makes the transition to chairing the Disarmament and International Security Committee a natural step. Hester has also been the head trainer of the largest public speaking program in the Netherlands for students and young professionals, and is looking forward to the sense of enthusiasm and accomplishment that comes with convincing a crowd and telling a story.
Quote: “What I like about MUNs is how reality and fiction become blurred: entering an MUN conference is like entering a whole new world that only exists for the time of the conference. MUNs give delegates the opportunity to learn a great deal about global politics. In our globalised world the nature of power is conjunctural; and in every MUN, an alternative world order can be established."
Yoko is a third-year undergraduate student of International Relations with Political Science at the University of Birmingham.
Having started at MUN in school six years ago, at university-level she has so far participated as a delegate at OxIMUN, SheffMUN and UCLMUN, and as a chair at UoBMAL and elbMUN in Dresden, Germany. She is also the MUN Coordinator of her university’s UN Society.
Having grown up in Oman and attended an international school, Yoko loves engaging with people from all backgrounds, travelling, and discussing world affairs. She is also a fan of reading, nature, art, veggie food, running, and tattoos.
Quote: “I’m really looking forward to hearing the ideas of the delegates in DISEC, watching their hard work turn into impressive resolutions, seeing them learn from one another and cooperate; and of course, I’m excited to learn from them about the many different perspectives of the issues to be debated.”