ALGERIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT, 1954

crisis manager: Yasmeen El-Hasan

Chair: Andreas Paraskevopoulos


In 1954, the Algerian people face a critical time in their fight for independence. After four years of war, the National Liberation Front has made significant progress, yet faces countless barriers from achieving their mission of freedom. Fighting against the formidable French army, this revolutionary group must use their resources, willpower, and strategy to ensure self-determination for their people. Whether it be support the Algerian people through a provisional domestic government, developing military missions for the National Liberation Army, or forging strategic international allies, the National Liberation Front is now tasked with doing what they must to gain independence against all odds.

TOPIC Abstract

Topics

Self-Determination | Anti-Colonialism| Independence

 

APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 20


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

Delegates will gain...

  • A new understanding of revolutionary movements fighting against foreign powers; 
  • Practical knowledge about the steps towards self-determination; 
  • Strategic thought regarding combining military and political approaches in conflict resolution. 

About the Chair

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Andreas Paraskevopoulos is in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2019, studying International Politics with a concentration on foreign policy, and is also part of Georgetown’s accelerated graduate degree program in security studies. An international student, Andreas grew up in Greece and speaks five languages: English, Greek, French, German, and Spanish. Outside of NAIMUN, Andreas serves on the board of the International Student Association and is part of the swim team. He cannot wait to serve as chair and watch the delegates succeed at what will surely be a great weekend!

About the Crisis Manager

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Yasmeen El-Hasan is in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2020, studying Culture and Politics with a concentration on political and social transformation with a minor in Arabic. Raised in Southern California and having spent significant time in the Arab world, she has fallen in love with almost everything about DC except for the weather. Outside of NAIMUN, Yasmeen is an editor for Georgetown's newspaper The Hoya, vice president of the Arab Society, a dancer on Turathuna Dabke Troupe, and a research assistant for the Arab Studies Department. She is very excited to be running this committee with one of her best friends, and is looking forward to meeting the delegates!