Committee Information

Committee Name: Alexander the Great’s Cabinet, Ancient Greece 334 BCE
Organ: Cabinets
Undersecretary-General: Suraag Srinivas
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Yasmeen El-Hasan
Chair and Crisis Manager: Brent Peabody and Jeremy Cohen

The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.

A Letter from the Crisis Manager and Chair

Hail hetairoi!

Welcome to the Cabinet of Μέγας Αλέξανδρος, or Alexander III of Macedon. My name is Brent Peabody and I will be your Chair, Alexander, for this committee. I hail from humid Atlanta, Georgia and am now a senior studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a focus on security in the School of Foreign Service. I am also pursuing a minor in classical studies, something that began as a happy mistake sophomore year when I accidentally entered the wrong classroom and was too polite to leave. I’m also active in Georgetown’s Model UN community, having twice served on the secretariat of NAIMUN as an Undersecretary-General and also as a member of Georgetown’s own Model UN team.

Joining me in the Crisis Suite will be your CM, Jeremy Cohen. Jeremy is a proud member of Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020, and plans to study International History. He calls beautiful Princeton, New Jersey home, and tirelessly defends the Garden State from the constant onslaught of insults hurled at it by overzealous Californians. He has had a passion for Model UN crisis committees since his sophomore year of high school, and now enjoys traveling with the Georgetown team.

As my most trusted advisors, we stand on the precipice of greatness. The vast Achaemenid Empire lies just across the Hellespont, open to a strike from our elite phalanxes. My father, Philip II of Macedon, gave his life for the unification of the Hellenes in the city states to our south and it has fallen to us to fulfill his dying wish of seeing the Persian menace vanquished. Divided by interior struggle, Darius’ hold on his satraps is weak and his lands ripe for conquest.

With Olympus behind us, we rush into Asia Minor. Yet, as we expand Macedonian hegemony across the world, we must keep in mind not just conquest but the foundation of an empire. The countless peoples of the lands ruled by Cyrus and his descendants must be controlled and administrated such that our lands prosper. With the greatest army in history before us and you, my trusted companions, by my side, I have no doubts that Macedon shall prevail.

See you in February!

Brent Peabody and Jeremy Cohen

Crisis Manager and Chair, The Ruling Council of Alexander the Great

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About the Chair

Brent hails from humid Atlanta, Georgia and is now a senior (yikes!) studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a focus on security in the School of Foreign Service. He is also pursuing a minor in classical studies, something that began as a happy mistake sophomore year when he accidentally entered the wrong classroom and was too polite to leave. Brent is active in Georgetown’s Model UN community, having twice served on the secretariat of NAIMUN as an Undersecretary-General and also as a member of Georgetown’s own Model UN team. He has also enjoyed staffing NAIMUN’s sister conference, NCSC, as a crisis analyst his sophomore year and a chair his junior year. Outside of Model UN, Brent has enjoyed being involved in the co-ed service fraternity APO, serving as a peer advisor to incoming freshman in the School of Foreign Service, and being a member of an underperforming but very promising intramural soccer team. When not kept busy by the above, Brent enjoys travelling, watching TV, and chilling with friends over sweet tea, which he brews in his own dorm.

About the Crisis Manager

Jeremy Cohen is a proud member of Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2020, and plans to study International History. He calls beautiful Princeton, New Jersey home, and tirelessly defends the Garden State from the constant onslaught of insults hurled at it by overzealous Californians. He has had a passion for Model UN crisis committees since his sophomore year of high school, and now enjoys traveling with the Georgetown team. In addition to crisis managing NAIMUN, he is Director of Outreach in the International Relations Club and serves as Undersecretary-General of Cabinets and Boards at NCSC, Georgetown’s college conference. Outside of his Model UN pursuits, he is active in the Figge Fellows, a religious research fellowship. Since living in Yorkshire, he has been an Anglophile, and as a result can typically be found watching Downton Abbey, preparing tea, or lamenting the often lackluster performance of Leeds United. He enjoys making crêpes and indulging his passion for board games. He can’t wait to meet you all in committee!

Learning Goals

NAIMUN strives to provide the most well-rounded educational and enjoyable experience to delegates. The learning goals for Alexander the Great’s Cabinet are as follows. Delegates will gain:

  • detailed knowledge regarding a popular historical figure that is still relevant in modern discussion.
  • an understanding of the understudied demographic struggles of governing in Central Asia and the surrounding regions, faced by Alexander but relevant in the modern Central Asian nations to this day.
  • experience analyzing and amending the failures of history in order to gain a better perspective on the present, through the lens of state-building and governance.