Letter from the Chair
It is my genuine pleasure to welcome you to UPMUNC XLVII! My name is Angel Garcia de la Garza and I will be your chair for the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. I look forward to working with you on what will surely be the most competitive and fun committee at UPMUNC.
Before continuing, I'd like to give you a little background about myself. I am a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Mathematics. I was born and raised in the always- sunny Mexico. In the past, I served as an ASG for UPMUNC XLV and I’m currently involved in PIRC, UPMUNC’s sister conference and the Academic Affairs Board of the IAA. Outside of the MUN circuit I enjoy eating sushi, watching Revenge, and always trying to find a new song to obsess over. I’m incredibly excited about DISEC this year and I’m sure we will have great discussions in the committee.
This year, our two topics are military factions in Africa and preventing an arms race in space. I highly encourage you to come prepared for an intense discussion-based committee and brainstorm innovative solutions before coming to conference.
In the time between now and UPMUNC, feel free to contact me with any questions, or comments you might have, or if you just want to quickly introduce yourself. Elaine and I look forward to meeting you in November. Get pumped!
Chair, First Committee: Disarmament and International Security
Letter from the Moderator
Welcome to the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security! My name is Elaine Song and I will be your moderator throughout UPMUNC XLVII. I look forward to meeting you all and being a part of the amazing work you are sure to accomplish come November. Get ready for the most competitive and fun committee at UPMUNC!
Now, a little bit about myself. Hailing from the Bay (it’s in California for those of you who don’t know), I am currently a sophomore studying Political Science, East Asian Studies, and Economic Policy. I was an ASG and USG of ECOSOC and Specialized Committees for the last two UPMUNCS. When not laboring over the committee background guide, I spend my time working out with flavored Redbull, hashtagging like an obnoxious sorority girl (#oops, #sorryimnotsorry), and wondering why I ever left California (west coast, best coast!). I’m #superexcited for UPMUNC XLVII and can’t wait to finally meet everyone.
Our two topics this year are militant factions in Africa and preventing an arms race in space. I would suggest coming prepared with a working knowledge of the continent, including relevant historical background, and basic knowledge of the technical aspects of both topics. Angel and I will be looking for compromise and cogency in our best delegates.
Best of luck until November,
Moderator, First Committee: Disarmament and International Security