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KCL MUN 2012- '13 Elections - Candidate Manifestos

  1. 1.   King’s  College  London     Model  United  Nations   2012-­‐’13  Committee  Elections  
  2. 2. 21 King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –     Elections  2012-­‐‘13   2     Kofi  Annan   UN  Secretary-­‐General  1997-­‐2006   “The  fact  that  Model  UN  exists  to  uphold  the  values  of  the  United   Nations  among  the  young  is  particularly  important,  since  it  is  from   the  young  that  we  should  draw  our  energy  and  inspiration  as  we   strive  to  make  the  United  Nations  effective  and  responsive  to  the   needs  of  people  worldwide”   Foreword   Distinguished  delegates,   have  been  introduced  to  the  key  skills  of  what  it  takes  to  be  an   excellent  chair.   With  a  mixture  of  pride  and  a  beginning  sense  of  nostalgia,  the   current  Committee  looks  back  upon  what  has  been  truly  successful   But  now,  the  time  has  come  for  the  old  to  make  way  and  the  new   year  for  MUN  at  Kings.  Weve  sent  impressive  delegations  to  8   to  barge  in,  as  they  say,  and  thats  why  were  holding  our  Annual   conferences  (Nottingham  MUN,  Oxford  International  MUN,   General  Meeting.  Several  ambitious,  gifted  individuals  have   Cambridge  MUN,  London  International  MUN,  Harvard  National   presented  themselves  and  are  now  standing  for  the  four  available   MUN,  LSEMUN  and  WarMUN).  In  those  conferences,  our   roles,  which  are  President,  Vice-­‐President,  Treasurer  and   delegates  have  shown  themselves  to  be  truly  exceptional   Conferences  Officer.  Weve  bundled  all  their  manifestos,  which   diplomats,  bringing  home  no  fewer  than  8  Best  Delegate  awards,  2   you  can  find  on  here.   Distinguished  Delegate  awards  and  1  Honorable  Mention.   In  conclusion,  Id  like  to  thank  all  of  you,  in  the  name  of  the   Furthermore,  weve  organized  a  total  of  19  weekly  simulations  in   incumbent  committee,  for  all  your  dedication,  efforts  and  passion,   both  terms  of  the  academic  year,  during  which  weve  discussed   which  have  made  this  year  so  emotionally  rewarding  for  us   and  produced  resolutions  for  11  topics  ranging  from  the  Israeli-­‐ personally,  and  so  successful  for  MUN  at  Kings.  Please  do  come   Palestinian  conflict  to  nuclear  non-­‐proliferation  over  a  crisis  in  the   along  to  the  elections  and  vote  for  the  future  committee,  and  then   magical  universe  of  J.K.  Rowlings  Harry  Potter.     join  us  for  a  drink,  some  old-­‐fashioned  banter  and  fun.   Besides  that,  weve  also  prepared  55  delegates  for  the   Kindest  regards  from  all  of  us,   conferences  theyve  attended  by  organizing  5  pre-­‐conference   training  sessions.  In  the  second  term  of  the  year,  we  also  proudly   Sebastiaan  Debrouwere   look  back  upon  successfully  organizing  a  Chairing  Training  Program   KCL  Model  United  Nations  Vice-­‐President  2011-­‐12   in  Cooperation  with  MUN  University,  thanks  to  which  6  delegates  
  3. 3. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   3     The  available   positions   Though  our  complete  committee  exists  of  5  people,   only  four  are  elected  at  this  point  in  time.  The  fifth   position  (Committee  Liaison  Officer)  is  usually  put  up   for  election  towards  the  beginning  of  the  new   academic  year,  as  to  give  new  members  a  chance  to   get  involved  in  the  society.   Please  find  hereunder  a  short  description  of  the   available  functions  and  their  responsibilities,  as  well  as   the  current  person  taking  up  the  responsibilities:   President   Role:  Coordinates  general  organisation;  Provides   liaising  with  KCLSU  and  external  partners   Incumbent:  Joelle  Wong  (2nd  Year  LLB)   Vice-­‐President   Role:  Prepares  weekly  training  sessions,  including   Powerpoint-­‐presentations,  mailing  list  and  study   guide;  provides  extra  training  prior  to  conferences;   Chairs  weekly  sessions   Incumbent:  Sebastiaan  Debrouwere  (2nd  Year  BA   International  Politics)   Treasurer   Role:  Manages  money  of  the  society;  Handles   payments  for  conferences;  Reimburses  fellow   committee  members  for  costs  made  for  the  Societys   events   Incumbent:  Daniel  Frost  (2nd  Year  LLB)   Harry  S.  Truman   Conferences  Officer   33rd  President  of  the  United  States  (1945–1953)   “The  United  Nations  is  designed  to  make   Role:  Selects  conferences;  Organises  conference   possible  lasting  freedom  and  independence  for   applications;  Registers  delegates;  Sends  out  pre-­‐ all  its  members.”   departure  information;  Possibly  arranges  travel   Incumbent:  Cherie  Koh  (2nd  Year  LLB)  
  4. 4. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   4     The  Candidate  Manifestos:  President   I.  Adam  Malczak  (BA  International  Politics,  1st  Year)   “King’s  College  London  MUN  Society  is  a  unique  organization.  Not  only  it  provides  its  members  with  extraordinary  opportunities  to   attend  some  of  the  most  prestigious  MUN  conferences,  but  it  also  engages  a  great  bunch  of  students  in  entertaining  activities   throughout  the  academic  year.  Not  every  society  is  able  to  make  all  this  in  such  a  friendly  atmosphere,  but  KCLMUN  is.  In  order  to   maintain  and  develop  what  the  KCLMUN  has  to  offer,  I  hereby  present  my  candidature  for  the  post  of  the  Society’s  President.   I’ve  been  involved  in  Model  United  Nations  for  over  7  years  now  and  I  gathered  huge  experience  both  as  a  delegate  to  numerous   European  conferences  and  as  a  MUN  organizer.  I’ve  also  decided  to  seek  more  engagement  with  the  entirety  of  UN  programs  and   activities  and  co-­‐founded  the  United  Nations  Association  of  Poland.  Furthermore,  during  last  year  I  served  at  the  Committee  and  in   my  capacity  as  the  Liaison  Officer  I  have  managed  to  get  to  know  the  structure  and  the  details  of  all  the  operations  Society  needs  to   undertake  in  order  to  work  properly.  I  believe  that  both  my  experience  and  managements  skills  will  allow  me  to  fulfill  all  my  duties   and  obligations  as  the  KCLMUN  President.  Running  the  Society  effectively  and  to  the  benefit  of  all  its  members  should  and  will  be  my   priority.   In  order  to  achieve  this,  I  intend  to  build  on  the  fantastic  job  my  fellow  Committee  members  did  this  year  and  to  further  improve  the   experience  we  all  enjoy.  I  think  that  we  should  shape  the  work  of  the  Society  according  to  the  wishes  of  the  KCLMUN  members.  Here   I  propose  to  introduce  periodical  feedback  surveys  amongst  the  membership  as  regards  our  meetings  time  and  place,  range  of   events  and  conferences  we  attend  etc.     KCLMUN  is  participating  in  several  conferences  a  year,  including  those  most  prestigious  in  Europe  and  abroad.  However,  we  should   try  to  maximize  our  presence  and  provide  opportunities  for  more  students  to  attend  more  conferences  all  around  Europe.  Here,   more  information  about  available  MUNs  throughout  the  academic  year  is  necessary.     Apart  from  more  MUN  conferences,  I  believe  that  KCLMUN  can  extend  its  range  of  activities,  bringing  more  socials  and  academic   events  to  its  annual  calendar.  Movie  screenings  and  workshops  on  public  speaking  might  be  of  interest  to  many  of  our  members,   including  myselfJ  I  intend  to  deliver  this  throughout  the  upcoming  year.   What  the  outgoing  Committee  found  as  a  very  ambitious  project  is  the  MUN  Varsity  scheme  under  the  leadership  of  the  KCLMUN.  I   plan  to  organize,  in  cooperation  with  other  MUN  societies,  joint  University  of  London  monthly  sessions,  where  MUN  enthusiasts   from  different  universities  could  test  their  skills  in  practice  while  meeting  other  people  and  simply  having  lots  of  fun.   I  hope  that  the  KCLMUN  will  continue  to  grow,  both  in  numbers  and  opportunities  it  generates.  I  do  want  to  contribute  to  that  my   time,  experience  and  commitment  as  well  as  the  above  ideas  and  I  ask  for  your  support  in  the  elections.”      
  5. 5. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   5     The  Candidate  Manifestos:  President  (ctd.)   II.  Karan  Katoch  (BA  International  Politics,  1st  Year)   “The  next  President  of  the  KCL  Model  United  Nations  Society  should  have  vast  experience,  recognised  talent  and  an  unrelenting   sense  of  ambition.  This  is  why  you  should  vote  for  me,  Karan  Katoch,  as  President.   I  have  previously  held  the  position  as  President  of  a  debating  society,  where  I  was  successful  in  increasing  its  membership  tenfold,   while  achieving  success  nationally.  Through  my  organisation  and  chairing  skills,  my  coordination  of  the  society  was  commended  by   BBC  Question  Time  debating  judges.  As  President  of  our  MUN  Society,  I  would  transfer  these  skills  -­‐  which  I  have  since  built  upon  -­‐   into  furthering  the  accomplishments  of  our  current  committee.     Having  been  part  of  the  KCL  delegation  at  the  Nottingham  and  London  MUN  conferences,  I  was  proud  to  receive  an  award  at  each   conference  in  recognition  of  my  performances.     Experience:  Represented  KCL  at  two  Model  United  Nations  conferences  (Nottingham  MUN  and  London  International  MUN).  These   were  my  first  two  conferences,  won  the  Highly  Commended  award  at  Notts  MUN  and  Distinguished  Delegate  award  at  LIMUN.   Experience  in  running  a  society  Sixth  Form,  where  I  was  the  President  of  the  Debating  Society.  I  increased  its  attendance  tenfold  and   achieved  success  in  national  competitions,  reaching  the  final  in  the  BBC  School’s  Question  Time  event.  This  demonstrates  my  proven   ability  to  manage  a  society  in  its  weekly  meetings  alongside  coordinating  our  efforts.   Ambitions:   Recognise  that  the  current  committee  have  incorporated  an  excellent  online  infrastructure  to  disseminate  information  by  using   Facebook  events,  sending  regular  emails  and  uploading  presentations  to  slideshare.   I  want  to  increase  the  online  presence  of  the  KCL  MUN  society  by  utilising  Twitter  and  Tumblr.  As  I  currently  run  a  blog  which  has   8,000  followers,  I  am  proficient  in  understanding  how  to  create  and  maintain  a  blog  which  will  increase  the  presence  of  the  KCL  MUN   society.     At  the  recent  LIMUN,  we  sent  40  delegates  and  won  5  Best  Delegate  awards  with  1  honourable  mention.  Just  as  this  was  an   improvement  on  the  year  before,  next  year  I  envisage  KCL  moving  from  3rd  place  to  first  place  for  the  entire  delegation.   By  honing  our  skills  through  the  weekly  meetings,  I  want  all  members  to  have  the  chance  to  represent  KCL  in  conferences  throughout   the  year,  while  having  the  ability  and  knowledge  to  win  awards.     Moreover,  as  President  of  the  society  I  want  to  set  the  foundations  in  place  for  a  KCL  Model  United  Nations  Conference.  Ambitious  as   this  may  seem,  I  recognise,  just  as  the  chairmen  and  chairmen  at  LIMUN  saw,  that  our  MUN  society  is  full  of  talented  and  eloquent   individuals.  As  President,  I  would  increase  the  membership  of  the  society,  increase  the  online  presence  of  the  society,  so  that  when   people  think  of  MUN  in  London,  the  first  name  that  comes  to  their  head  is  King’s  College  London.”  
  6. 6. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   6     The  Candidate  Manifestos:  Vice-­‐President   I.  Lara  Nonninger  (BA  War  Studies  &  History,  1st  Year)   “My  name  is  Lara  and  I  am  currently  in  my  first  year  studying  War  Studies  and  History  and  I  am  running  for  the  position  of  Vice   President  of  the  KCL  MUN  Society.  I  am  running  for  this  position  as  I  have  great  interest  in  Model  UN,  politics  and  diplomacy  and  I   would  like  to  become  more  involved  in  the  planning  of  the  society  itself.         Ambitions  and  Plans:         International  Conference:  I  would  like  to  promote  the  participation  of  more  affordable  international  conferences,  such  as  EuroMUN   (the  Netherlands),  PIMUN  (Paris)  or  any  other  conference  the  society’s  members  are  interested  in  attending.       Invite  key-­‐speakers:  I  would  like  to  invite  key  speakers/experts  on  certain  topics  and  countries.  This  way,  we  can  ask  very  specific   questions  and  we  are  better  prepared  for  the  conference.       The  United  Nations  as  a  career:  I  would  like  to  promote  some  career  events  regarding  the  UN.  As  some  might  be  interested  to  work   for  the  UN  after  university,  I  am  planning  to  invite  former/present  UN  employees,  peacekeepers  and  volunteers  to  share  their   experience  and  give  advice  on  how  to  set  foot  in  the  UN.       UN-­‐related  trip:  If  there  is  enough  interest,  I  would  like  to  plan  a  trip  to  a  UN  Headquarters  in  Europe,  Vienna  or  Geneva.  These  trips   would  include  visiting  the  organisation  and  also  exploring  at  the  respective  city.  Of  course,  these  trips  would  be  planned  at   convenient  times  and  at  affordable  prices  for  all.       I  want  you  to  have  a  say  in  the  society:  For  the  next  year,  I  would  like  to  see  the  members  of  the  society  suggesting  issues  we  can   debate  about  and  which  conferences  we  could  attend.       The  social  side:  for  next  year,  I  would  like  for  the  society  to  have  hoodies,  and  also  have  more  socials  and  dinners  before  conferences.   This  way,  we  can  all  get  to  know  each  other  more  and  strengthen  the  KCL  MUN  spirit.       Experience:  In  terms  of  experience,  I  have  been  a  regular  member  to  the  KCL  MUN  Society  since  the  start  of  my  time  at  King’s  College   and  during  that  time,  I  attended  LIMUN  and  WARMUN.  During  my  school-­‐time,  I  was  the  president  of  my  school’s  Model  UN  Club  and   organised  the  world’s  largest  high-­‐school  Model  UN  Conference  in  The  Hague  as  Secretary  General.  From  my  previous  experience,  I   am  aware  of  the  responsibilities  this  position  requires  and  how  much  time  it  consumes.  I  am  more  than  willing  to  invest  the  time  and   effort  to  make  the  KCL  MUN  Society  a  successful  and  popular  society  that  all  members  can  be  proud  of.”      
  7. 7. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   7     The  Candidate  Manifesto’s:  Treasurer   I.  Ally  Jones  (LLB,  2nd  Year)   “My  interest  in  pursuing  the  position  of  treasurer  is  primarily  the  challenge  of  financial  budgeting,  and  the  chance  to  deal  with   interesting  people  in  a  dynamic  environment.     As  the  Dance  Level  Representative  in  my  secondary  school,  where  I  was  responsible  for  the  accounts  of  the  level,  disseminating   information  and  consolidating  feedback,  I  have  solid  experience  handling  large  sums  of  money  and  liaising  with  fellow  society   members.  Interacting  with  different  individuals  taught  me  the  importance  of  communication  and  I  relished  my  role  as  a  servant-­‐ leader  -­‐  an  essential  quality  for  a  treasurer  who  has  to  serve  members  from  different  backgrounds.  Juggling  my  studies  and  both   performances  was  taxing  and  I  had  to  prioritise  my  time,  but  I  never  regretted  the  sacrifices  I  have  made  for  dance.  On  stage,  I  am  a   new  person  and  the  freedom  to  express  myself  in  such  a  pure  and  unadulterated  form  leaves  me  with  a  strong  sense  of   accomplishment.         Likewise,  with  MUN,  the  freedom  to  voice  my  opinions  with  a  healthy  level  of  competition  and  cooperation  leaves  me  feeling  like  I   have  grown  in  my  confidence,  as  well  as  my  ability  to  build  strong  relations.  My  interest  in  both  history  and  the  disaster  of  the  League   of  Nations  spurred  me  to  participate  in  King’s  Model  United  Nations  sessions,  where  I  always  feel  welcome  by  the  committee  and  the   members.  Stepping  out  of  ones  comfort  zone  can  be  very  daunting  and  I  want  to  do  my  part  to  make  MUN  newcomers  feel   comfortable  joining  and  sharing  our  passion.  While  I  would  never  lose  sight  of  my  ambition,  I  believe  that  I  have  a  very  important   element  of  compassion,  which  would  enable  me  build  positive  relationships,  handle  pressure  better  and  make  informed  decisions.  I   feel  that  being  a  treasurer  does  not  merely  consist  of  handling  money  behind  the  scenes,  but  involves  being  part  of  a  committee   dedicated  to  ensuring  lasting  relationships  and  experiences  for  its  members.”    
  8. 8. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   8     The  Candidate  Manifesto’s:  Treasurer  (ctd.)   II.  Anita  Wu  Chen  (LLB,  1st  Year)   “Hi!  My  name  is  Anita  Wu  and  I  am  running  for  the  post  of  Treasurer.       This  year,  I  was  new  to  MUN  and  was  really  excited  to  learn  what  being  part  of  the  Society  would  be  like.  As  I  love  reading  about   social  issues,  wouldn’t  it  be  interesting  to  talk  about  them  too?  So  I  participated  in  my  first  MUN  Conference  at  Warwick.  I  expected   the  experience  to  be  intellectually  stimulating,  but  I  did  not  know  that  I  was  going  to  have  a  lot  of  fun  too.    One  of  the  reasons  why  I   wish  to  be  Treasurer  is  because  I  would  like  to  help  make  such  conferences  possible  for  members  of  our  Society.     I  have  been  Treasurer  for  the  National  Art  Honor  Society  in  my  high  school  and  I  understand  how  the  effective  management  of   finances  can  open  the  way  to  exceptional  opportunities.  For  example,  because  I  was  always  careful  in  balancing  our  budget,  at  the   end  of  the  school  year  we  were  able  to  rent  out  a  beautiful  hall  for  holding  an  Art  Extravaganza  Festival.  At  this  festival  we  organized   fair  events  such  as  an  exhibition  of  artworks,  charity  sales,  face-­‐painting  and  tie-­‐dye  booths,  and  much  more.  It  was  fun  for  everyone   who  participated.     I  believe  that  through  my  previous  experience  I  will  be  able  to  bring  to  the  post  the  relevant  skills  of  good  organization,  responsibility,   creativity,  and  effective  allocation  of  resources.    As  for  the  opportunities  that  I  would  like  to  put  forward  as  Treasurer,  one  of  these   includes  the  possibility  of  hosting  an  MUN  Conference  at  our  home  turf.  For  all  of  us  who  have  been  to  MUN  Conferences  at  other   schools,  we  know  that  a  great  deal  of  effort  is  put  into  organizing  them  by  their  own  Societies.  I  believe  that  we  would  have  a  lot  of   fun  arranging  and  participating  in  our  own  Conference,  but  this  would  only  be  possible  if  there  is  someone  who  can  effectively   manage  our  finances—from  trivial  details  such  as  making  delegate  pins,  to  the  herculean  task  of  planning  welcome  meals.       As  I  have  had  previous  experience,  I  believe  that  I  possess  the  relevant  skills  to  successfully  carry  out  the  responsibilities  that  come   with  the  post.  I  would  really  appreciate  your  votes  because  I  am  enthusiastic  about  MUN  and  wish  to  be  part  of  its  leading  body.   Thank  you!”    
  9. 9. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   9     The  Candidate  Manifesto’s:  Treasurer  (ctd.)   III.  Kireth  Kalirai  (LLB,  2nd  Year)   “Hello,  my  name  is  Kireth  Kalirai  and  I  am  standing  for  the  position  of  Treasurer  this  year.     You  may  have  seen  or  heard  of  me  before,  or  you  may  have  not.  My  experience  of  MUN  dates  back  to  my  school  days,  where  I  was   an  active  member  of  a  fledgling  MUN  society  that  has  flourished  since.  I  went  to  all  the  conferences  on  offer  over  two  years,  and   even  picked  up  a  distinguished  delegate  award  along  the  way.     Last  year,  as  a  first  year  student  at  Kings,  I  was  an  active  member  of  KCLMUN,  attending  NottsMun,  WarMun  and  LSEMun,  and   having  great  banter  in  the  weekly  sessions.  This  year  I  was  elected  to  the  KCL  Law  Society  committee,  so  I  havent  been  as  able  to  get   involved  as  much.  I  still  got  to  represent  Kings  on  the  Security  Council  at  LIMUN,  which  was  an  honour.     These  arent  really  the  reasons  why  Im  standing  for  treasurer  though.  Ive  had  my  fair  share  of  MUN  conferences,  and  made  my  fair   share  of  friends  and  adversaries  along  the  way.  Ill  be  in  my  third  year  next  year,  and  I  think  it’s  my  turn  to  help  the  next  generation  of   King’s  students  flourish  at  MUN.  To  do  this,  I  want  to  make  MUN  really  accessible  to  students  of  any  background,  and  give  as  many   opportunities  to  King’s  students  as  possible.  In  short,  this  means  subsidising  delegates  fees  and  travel,  and  providing  funding  to  offer   places  at  all  the  MUN  conferences  that  the  Conferences  Officer  and  President  want  KCLMUN  to  attend.  To  do  this,  I  want  to  search   high  and  low  for  as  many  grants  and  funding  sources  as  I  can.  I’ve  had  experience  fundraising  both  in  and  out  of  KCLSU,  by  virtue  of   my  positions  on  the  Law  Society  and  Motorsport  Society.  By  using  these  contacts,  and  my  experience  of  drafting  fundraising   applications,  I  believe  that  I  can  raise  the  funds  to  make  sure  you,  the  members,  can  attend  the  wide  variety  of  conferences  you   deserve,  and  get  some  seriously  subsidised  socials  as  well.     Every  penny  that  I  raise  will  be  poured  back  into  the  society,  so  I’m  really  hoping  I  can  make  a  difference  here.  I  really  believe  in  this   society,  and  I  really  believe  in  the  calibre  of  delegates  that  we  produce.  In  my  first  year,  we  always  seemed  to  be  the  plucky   underdogs,  but  with  the  extensive  training  process  that  the  current  committee  have  implemented  this  year,  we’re  now  fulfilling  our   potential.  At  LIMUN,  we  were  tantalisingly  close  to  beating  Oxford  in  the  delegation  ranking  stakes,  an  incredible  achievement.  In  the   same  way  that  I  am  seeing  members  of  the  Law  Society  reap  the  rewards  of  internships  and  vacation  schemes,  I  would  be  honoured   to  provide  a  platform  for  you  to  attain  awards  at  the  most  competitive  conferences.     A  vote  is  a  powerful  thing,  and  if  there  is  a  better  candidate  standing  for  treasurer,  then  please  give  them  yours.  But  if  you  feel  I  am   best  placed  to  serve  you,  then  please  do  consider  giving  me  your  vote.     Thank  you,       Kireth”      
  10. 10. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   10     The  Candidate  Manifesto’s:  Conferences   Officer   I.  Antonina  Foldes  (BA  German  Hons,  1st  Year)   Unfortunately,  KCL  Model  United  Nations  has  not  received  a  full  manifesto  for  this  candidate,  potentially  due  to  a  technical   glitch.   Please  find  hereunder  included  what  we  have  received.  We  shall  allow  the  candidate  to  briefly  rectify  this  at  the  beginning  of  the  next   session  for  reasons  of  fairness.     “Distinguished  delegates,”      
  11. 11. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   11     The  Candidate  Manifesto’s:  Vice-­‐President   Recreating  around  a  dozen  different  international  organisations   “Politics  is  the   or  committees,  conferences  offer  an  intense  schedule  of  debate   and  negotiation  followed  by  social  events  during  the  evenings.   art  of  the   Most  conferences  will  be  visited  by  senior  figures  from  the   international  affairs  community,  who  offer  delegates  an  insider’s   possible.”   perspective  on  the  issues  being  discussed  and  an  important  link   to  reality.  Conferences  often  include  tours  and  other  events  to     expose  delegates  to  the  culture  of  the  host  country  and  social   Otto  von  Bismarck   events  to  offer  the  opportunity  of  meeting  other  multinational   Prussian-­‐German   delegates  informally.  Some  conferences  also  organise  post-­‐   statesman  (1815-­‐1898)   conference  excursions  to  explore  the  wider  natural  and  cultural   beauty  of  the  host  country  once  debate  has  been  closed.    
  12. 12. King’s  College  London  Model  United  Nations  –    Elections  2012-­‐‘13   12       Please  note  that  we  have  displayed  all  the   candidates’  manifestos  as  received,  without  any   editing  in  substance  or  grammar.     Please  also  note  that  any  member  of  the  KCL   Model  United  Nations  is  still  invited  to  present   his/her  candidacy  at  the  Annual  General  Meeting.   Winston  Churchill   Prime  Minister  of  the  United  Kingdom  (1940-­‐45  and   1951-­‐55)   “A  new  generation  will  come  which  did  not   experience  the  horrors  of  war  and  may  probably   forget  what  we  have  gone  through.”    

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