William A. Rodriguez
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我非常诚挚的邀请你们参加 2017 年 8 月在上海举行的麻省理工模联大会中国峰会 (MITMUNC CHINA)。
模拟联合国活动是风靡世界的中学生领导力活动，能够很好锻炼中学生的演讲表达、团队协助、跨文化交流和学术研究能力，还能开拓国际视野开拓和促进跨学科学习。麻省理工模联历史悠久，是美国最有影响力的高中生模联会议之一。每年 2 月在位于美国波士顿的麻省理工学院校园内举行，吸引了来自全球上千位优秀高中生参加。与美国其他大学模联不同的是，麻省理工模联非常强调小委员会，鼓励代表更多的参与讨论与互动；同时主席团成员几乎都有一流的理工科学术背景，很多会议议题设置与讨论非常重视世界科技前沿话题，以及科技对当代社会和国际热点问题的创造性解决。
我们非常荣幸能够与英国素质教育发展认证中心 (ASDAN) 中国办公室、领科教育上海校区合作举办中国峰会，这也是我们首次在中国举办模联会议，所以我们团队非常努力和用心的准备此次会议，希望让更多中国优秀学生能够体验麻省理工模联(MITMUNC) 的魅力。
William A. Rodriguez
|The Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is one of the United Nation's most vital bodies. As one main General Assembly committees, it is a somewhat larger version of the UN Security Council since it consists of all member nations of the UN and is concerned primarily with the maintenance of international peace and security. At MITMUNC China, DISEC will be tackling two extremely relevant and important issues: the Syrian Civil War and the proliferation of cyberwarfare weapons. Each of these topics is a serious concern of debate in international diplomacy, and attendees will have the opportunity to design real solutions to these very real problems as delegates of DISEC.||
|At MITMUNC ASEAN, we will discuss issues that affect the world on a global scale, while focusing on effects in southeast Asia and specific solutions that could be applied to the region. We will aim to cover two topics: Infrastructure and Development in ASEAN Nations and Cyber Security in ASEAN Member State Governments. We look forward to three days of energetic debate along with the solutions that we will develop together. In this committee, delegates will learn how to think outside the box, taking into account the big picture- We will deconstruct long term consequences to come up with short term strategies to promote economic growth within ASEAN member nations and the other nations they are linked to.|
|Modern healthcare practices around the world rely on effective disease treatment through the
usage of pharmaceuticals and physical medication with varying costs. Unfortunately, one-third of
developing countries cannot obtain medicine on a regular basis due to financial constraints, affecting the
consistency of healthcare delivery, especially with the economically disadvantaged. This committee will
explore the issues surrounding effective healthcare in the developing world.
As a second topic, we will explore the predicament currently affecting Lake Chad. Covering over a land mass of 25,000 square kilometers, Lake Chad, once the third largest body of water in Africa, is a center of trade and culture among the populations of the Northern and Southern Sahara. In the past decades, however, Lake Chad has experienced drastic dehydration, being reduced to less than 90% of its original size.
This committee will focus on feasible methods to tackle both of these topics from the perspective of the World Health Organization. We will address controversial issues ranging from intellectual property rights, compulsory licensing, and pharmaceutical innovation to malnutrition, inefficient water management, and public security. Moreover, we will explore relevant topics that the delegates may propose.
|As one of the six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Political
and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), also known as the United Nations General Assembly Fourth
Committee, deals with global issues including decolonization, peacekeeping, human rights, and public
At MITMUNC China, SPECPOL will discuss two pertinent international controversies: the Arab-Israeli Conflict, which delves into the definitions of sovereignty and peoplehood as they relate to land rights, and Mine Action in Myanmar/Burma, which focuses on solving many different technological and humanitarian facets of the single problem of mine removal in former war-torn areas.
|The European Union is an integral policy-making body of a conglomerate of European nations and knowledge of how it works will help you to better understand world politics. Together, we will discuss issues ranging from the consequences of the Brexit referendum to the ongoing threat of terrorism in Europe and how it ties to the phenomenon of populism. You will be presented with a unique opportunity to actively engage in important topics surrounding European politics and will leave this conference having taken an extra step towards becoming a truly global citizen. We look forward to working with you and are very excited to welcome you to MITMUNC China’s European Union committee.||
|The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization chartered under the United Nations to promote and facilitate international trade and reduce the effects of global economic inequality. Historically, the IMF has operated as a lending agency to countries in need, most recently aiding the bailout efforts in Greece and Ukraine. The goal of the committee in the first installment of MITMUNC CHINA is to prepare and expose delegates to the global economic climate and how best to solve today's challenges. Striking a balance between appeasing larger, financially stable member states while also securing appropriate aid for countries most needing it is a tricky problem that delegates will tackle throughout the conference. We expect delegates to bring in solutions.|
|Hello! My name is Justin and I am a third year student at MIT, with a major in Aerospace Engineering and a Minor in Political Science. Some of my interests are space exploration, systems design and engineering, and international politics. I am originally from New York but enjoy living in Boston and traveling as much as possible. I have been involved in Model UN since coming to MIT and have participated as both a delegate and a chair in several Model United Nations conferences around the world. I am really looking forward to being a director at this summer's MITMUNC in Shanghai!||
|I am a rising sophomore at MIT, studying Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. I grew up in California, and participated in Model United Nations in high school both as a delegate at various conferences, and as a chair at my high school’s Model UN conference. Some of my favorite Model UN committees dealt with economic and social issues, and I hope that this one will come to be one of your favorites! At MIT, I am part of the sorority Pi Beta Phi, MITMUNC, the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, a musical theater group, and research how to prevent scale formation on surfaces. My other interests include learning new languages, traveling, reading, and quilting. If you have questions about MIT, college, or Model UN, I’d be happy to talk to you! I hope you’re ready for three exciting days of debate!|
|Hello,I'm Amro Alshareef and I will your chair this year for the World Health Organization committee. I am a rising sophomore at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Robotics. I participated in my high school Model United Nations team for the previous four years, and so I am very excited to be your chair this year! At MIT I am involved in the Solar Electric Vehicle team and the Club Soccer team, as well as the Chess club and the Debate team. I am very excited to chair for this year’s first ever MITMUN China Conference!||
|Madeline Zhang is a freshman at MIT studying Computer Science. During her high school years in California, she was extensively involved in Model United Nations as the President of her school's MUN club, winning numerous research awards and going to many conferences throughout the years. She is now the Director of Business of MITMUNC. She has a passion for political science and is very honored and excited to be acting as a Director of MITMUNC China. In her free time, she enjoys running, singing, listening to music, and binging weird TV shows.|
|My name is Alexander Dimitrakakis and I am from Athens, Greece. I am an undergraduate at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am interested in robotic surgery research and in the medical device field in general, in which I aspire to work in. My research currently focuses on the development of an new blood pressure imager based on visual data. Mathematics has always been one of my greatest academic interests, so in high school I took part in multiple math competitions. This inspired me to become a math tutor for high school students here at MIT. My interests outside of academia include basketball, music and debating. I have been playing basketball for over 10 years now on both competitive and recreational teams. As the CFO of MITMUNC I welcome you to the conference and hope you get the most out of this unique experience.||
|Dear delegates, My name is Arjun and I will shortly be entering my third year of studies at MIT. I am currently pursuing a joint degree in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Business. Outside of the classroom, I am an active member of a fraternity on campus, which is a very rewarding experience. Additionally, I enjoy doing research into sports and sports analytics. I am very excited to be a part of the first edition of MITMUNC China this year and look forward to interacting with delegates and experiencing Chinese culture firsthand. I will be directing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) committee and I hope to stimulate some passionate debate about some of the world's most pressing issues. See you all in August!|
最佳代表奖 Best Delegate： 1 名
最佳立场文件奖 Best Position Paper： 1 名
杰出代表奖 Outstanding Delegate： 4 名
优秀奖 Honorable Mention： 5 名