Title: Bonaparte Family Dinner
Organ: Crisis Committees
Chair: Carmen Abello
Crisis Director: Aashil Desai
Excerpt from Napoleon's Diary (Translated from French):
January 4th, 1806,
After my glorious victories over Austria, Russia, Italy - pretty much every European nation, I feel I am well on my way to becoming king of the world. Throughout these past few years, I have been working hard to conquer all of these lands and because of my extraordinary ability, I have been doing it all on my own. My advisors have been of little help, and my family has not been that useful, but I have not yet needed their assistance.
However, I am starting to feel like my empire is getting a little bit too large. It pains me to admit it, but it looks like with all these provinces and regions, I am getting distracted from what really matters: expanding my empire. I am worried that if I continue to conquer land while forgetting to maintain the areas that I have already incorporated into my empire, my demise will soon follow. My wife tells me that I need to start delegating, and I suppose it wouldn't hurt, but I don't know who I can trust with my land and my power.
I am having my monthly dinner with my family and advisors soon - I've already sent out invitations to them and several potential candidates. They do not yet suspect the importance of this dinner, but I hope that this gathering will give me a good idea of who is worthy of ruling my land. I hope they don't disappoint.
It is my honor to welcome you to ILMUNC India. My name is Carmen Abello, and I will be your Chair for Bonaparte Family Dinner. In this crisis committee, as you navigate the political and economic environment and grapple with many interesting issues, be prepared for a weekend of surprises and excitement.
A little about myself: I am a senior in Wharton, concentrating in Finance and Business Economics & Public Policy, with a minor in Korean, and will be working in investment banking. While I only started doing Model UN at the very end of my high school career, I have loved it ever since and this will be my fifth time chairing a crisis committee. I currently serve on the IAA's Special Events branch, and outside of Model UN, I'm mainly involved with my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. In my free time, I can be found baking up a storm in my kitchen and shamelessly Instagramming it all.
I am expecting great things from this committee, and look forward to seeing how you choose to handle the crises we will throw at you during the conference. This background guide will give you a sense of your portfolio powers, as well as the context of this committee, but please also do your own research. Knowledge is power, and politics is just the game.
I hope you are just as excited for conference as I am, and I wish you luck. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Chief of Staff, Taylor Lewis, and get ready for the best ILMUNC India yet.
I'm excited to welcome you to the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (ILMUNC) India this year! My name is Aashil Desai and I will be your crisis director for the Bonaparte Family Dinner Committee.
I am a sophomore studying Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, pursuing minors in American Public Policy and Cognitive Science. I've been involved in MUN since my sophomore year of high school, and I've competed at conferences all over the United States. And although I've competed in both General Assemblies and Crisis Committees, I really prefer Crisis, as it gives individual delegates more power in shaping committee. Coincidently (or not I guess), I'm the Under Secretary-General of Crisis Committees for ILMUNC, Penn's high school MUN conference.
Given the historical and political background of this committee, I look forward to seeing how it all pans out during the conference. Witnessing you all tackle several of the crises we've prepared, I'm sure, will be a fantastic experience. Please take the time to thoroughly read this background guide, as it will give you a sense of your characters, portfolio powers, and the context for this committee. As always, outside research is highly encouraged.
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to Taylor Lewis, Chief of Staff, and she can forward any messages on to me. Until then, best of luck and may the odds be ever in your favor.