Created in 1889, the Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional body. The OAS is comprised of 35 Independent American States and is tasked with the effective implementation of its four main pillars––democracy, human rights, security, and development. Taking place in 1992, this session will center on both humanitarian and political aspects of the organizations work. Delegates should aim to be resourceful, pro-active, and critical thinkers.

Topic B

Containing the Spread of Cholera

Topic A

The "Pink Tide" and Systemic Changes in Political Ideology


approximate committee size: 70 (double delegation)

learning goals

Delegates will...

  • Tackle important questions relating the upkeep of democracy, human rights, security, and development;

  • Comprehend the importance of having a proper infrastructure to deal with health epidemics;

  • Gain a better understanding of the difference between regime types and political systems.

About the Chair


Julie Antão is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2020, where she majors in International Politics with a focus in International Law, Ethics and Institutions and minors in French. Julie was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where she used to go to the British School. There, she was involved with Model UN since she was a freshman, having served as the Chair of the European Union for Brazil’s Model United Nations conference. Julie served as the Deputy Director of Media and Technology on the NAIMUN LIV secretariat and more recently as the dUSG of Regionals for NAIMUN LV, as well as the CM for the Getúlio Vargas' Cabinet at NAIMUN's sister college conference NCSC. On the Hilltop, she serves as the Vice President of the Georgetown Program Board for 2018-19. She is also involved with the Brazilian Club, the GU Eating Society, the International Relations Club and is a sister of the Kappa Alpha Theta women’s fraternity.  You can find Julie binge-watching, quoting TV shows, as well as chick-flicks on Netflix, or dancing to Brazilian songs in her room. Julie can't wait to meet all of you in her second favorite February event, as the first is her birthday - which is always during NAIMUN weekend.