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- Topic A: The Role of Regional Cooperation in Monitoring Armed Groups after ceasefire or peace agreements following civil conflicts
- Topic B: Tackling transnational and smuggling and trafficking by armed groups in west africa
Joseph is a dual-masters student in International Relations at St. Petersburg State University and at Paris. Born and raised in Ghana, Joseph has always been keen on contributing his quota to improving the developing world, and is passionate about the work of the United Nations, as well as humanity, international security, diplomacy, culture and art more generally.
An active delegate and chair, he has met people from over 150 countries, and attended conferences in a truly eclectic mix of cities: Accra, Boston, Bucharest, Cambridge, Cluj-Napoca, Durham, Fife, Lagos, London, Oxford, Sofia, Moscow, New York, St. Petersburg, and Zurich, to name but a few. Joseph is particularly delighted to see delegates drawn to the intellectual challenge of tackling the problems of the international community, and excited about the exceptional privilege of meeting passionate, inspired, and intelligent people from around the world.
Quote: “As we look ahead into the future, leaders will be those who subjugate themselves, learn and empower others, this is what CUIMUN is all about. ECOWAS at CUIMUN XXI promises to light up the whole conference - get excited!”
Julia is a Masters student in International Relations at the University of Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne.
Prior to CUIMUN, Julia attended several conferences as a delegate and chair, including WorldMUN, OxIMUN, and PIMUN. She has always been a fan of special committees which required thinking out of the box (ok yes, she has a thing for the weird ones), and it is an honour for her to be chairing an advanced committee like ECOWAS this year. Originally from the east of France, she spent some time living in Canada and loves discovering new places and cultures.
When she is not negotiating, you will mainly see her training other students for Model United Nations, travelling the world, practicing karate, or experimenting with new food recipes
. Asked to sum up her MUN experience and what she learned from it, she quoted the early twentieth-century French essayist Marcel Proust to say that “there is no easy success nor definitive failure.”