Committee Name: Park Geun-hye’s Cabinet, South Korea 2016
Undersecretary-General: Suraag Srinivas
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Yasmeen El-Hasan
Chair and Crisis Manager: Olivia Kim and Will Rau
The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.
A Letter from the Crisis Manager and Chair
It is our pleasure to serve as your Chair and Crisis Manager for Park Geun-hye’s Cabinet at NAIMUN LV. My name is Will Rau and I will be your CM. I am in the Class of 2020, studying International Political Economy in the School of Foreign Service. I have been involved with Model UN since high school as both a delegate and a staffer, and I served as a Crisis Analyst at NAIMUN LIV.
Joining me is your Chair, Olivia Kim. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, she has been heavily involved with MUN alongside other public-speaking activities including mock trial, parliamentary debate, and theater during her four years in high school.
In a smaller cabinet, every delegate will actively participate in debate—various ministries will go head to head in deciding South Korea’s future as crises unfold. In the crisis room, we will create realistic situations that will require excellent patience and problem solving.
We live in interesting political times, and we all have a duty to understand foreign affairs and their implications. In light of President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, South Korea has undergone tremendous change, creating a medium for intense political dialogue. This February, you will have a unique opportunity to examine history before it goes in the books. As students, we are preparing to enter a world that is growing before our eyes. I encourage you to prepare well, and to bring your best diplomacy to the table.
We look forward to meeting you all in February!
Will Rau and Olivia Kim
Crisis Manager and Chair, Park Geun-hye’s Cabinet