REBUILDING THE EMERALD OF THE EQUATOR: UNITED INDONESIA CABINET, 2005

CHAIR: JESSIE FAN

CRISIS MANAGER: HAZEN WILLIAMS


APPROXIMATE COMMITTEE SIZE: 20

Indonesia is facing a string of existential challenges. From natural disasters like the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 to political crises including ongoing separatist agitations from the Free Aceh Movement, the United Indonesia Cabinet of 2005 must work together to shepard Indonesia through these challenging and turbulent times. In addition to these environmental and political factors, cabinet members must attempt to address the scourge of inter-religious violence. This cabinet represents members from a variety of different political parties and personal backgrounds. It will be up to its members to surmount their individual differences and work together to reach solutions that will benefit all Indonesians. Will members prioritize their own needs, or those of the country? How can economic development be reconciled with environmental concerns? Should Indonesia focus on modernizing or remaining true to a more traditional identity? Only you, minister, can help answer these questions.

TOPIC A

Free Aceh Movement & Regional Instability

TOPIC B

Immediate Humanitarian Response to the Boxing Day Tsunami & Rebuilding Efforts

tOPIC ABSTRACT

background guide coming soon


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for the United Indonesia Cabinet, 2005 are as follows. Delegates will gain:

  • Understanding of the political, economic, cultural characteristic of modern Indonesia

  • Knowledge of the role of distinct regional, cultural, ethnic, and religious identities in the formation of an Indonesian identity

  • Familiarity with the domestic and international process of disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts

  • Experience with coalition brokering and compromise within a diverse governing body


About the Chair

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Jessie Fan is a student in the Class of 2021 in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, studying Finance and International Business (with a regional focus on Asia) and a minor in Economics. She grew up in Plainsboro, New Jersey before her family moved to Beijing—where she has been living for the last six years. Jessie first became interested in Model United Nations in her junior year of high school and has been travelling and staffing for conferences ever since, including both NCSC and NAIMUN. In her free time, Jessie can be found in various Georgetown cafes, people-watching, dog-petting, and avidly trying to convince people of the merits of tea over coffee. Most importantly, she can’t wait for an incredible weekend in the United Indonesia Cabinet at NAIMUN LVII!


About the Crisis Manager

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Hazen Williams is a student in the class of 2022 at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, studying Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia. Hazen is originally from Port Charlotte, Florida, so the winter weather you’ll experience at NAIMUN is new for him too. He has been involved with Model UN since sixth grade, and has been to over twenty conferences. Outside of Model UN, Hazen is a member of residential living’s student government, does Army ROTC, is a Resident Assistant, and serves in the U.S. Army Reserve. In his free time, Hazen likes to see how long his naps can be before it becomes problematic, run, and sail. Hazen is quite excited to serve as your Crisis Manager for United Indonesia and looks forward to seeing you all in February.  


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