I am a fourth Year Student at the University of Birmingham studying History & Russian.
UBIMUN 2018 will be my fifth crisis conference however my first time in the director’s chair. Crisis offers a unique experience that offers delegates the chance to think outside the box and not be limited by traditional diplomatic rules and regulations.
The crisis that I have prepared focuses on the start of the event that birthed the United Nations as we know it today, the Second World War. This simulation will test delegates and bring them to the edge of diplomacy. Though this crisis is set on the brink of war, delegates should not feel thrust into choosing military action. Rather, I hope that one can learn the value of a diplomatic approach, understanding that when faced with conflict the use of armed force can be prevented. Aside from that, the main objective of this crisis is to have fun and I hope you will all enjoy the geopolitical chaos that is the UBIMUN crisis simulation!
Deputy Crisis Director
I am a fourth year Biological sciences student at the University of Birmingham. UBIMUN 2018 will be my third crisis conference and my first time behind-the-scenes as the Deputy Crisis Director. I am also the Director of Intelligence Affairs. On the brink of war espionage will play a significant role in either defusing tension or escalating the crisis into a second World War, the choice is yours.
Hello. I'm Alex Matthews and I'm going to be controlling Germany on the behalf of Crisis Command. This will be my third UBIMUN, having directed the joint cabinet crisis for the past two years. UBIMUN has always been about accuracy, and I fully intend to apply the same level of attention to detail in my plans this year as I have when designing and running the simulation over the last two years. I'm a graduate mechanical engineer currently working as a sustainable energy consultant. Outside of work I'm splitting my time between strategy gaming and writing a book on 1930s warships.
I’m Alex and I’m a third year History and Politics student at the University of Birmingham. I’m an experienced MUN and Crisis delegate and I’ve been on the Crisis staff at UBIMUN for the last two years. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the UBIMUN 2018 Crisis pans out – we’ve got a really interesting scenario set up which will stretch delegates’ negotiation skills to the limit, which is why I’m excited to be responsible for Foreign Affairs on the backroom team. The Crisis is a classic mix of diplomacy and strategy, so working out your national priorities and finding ways to simultaneously neutralise and prepare for massive-scale conflict will be the challenges that delegates should be ready to square up to this February.
Internal Affairs Coordinator
Hello there, I’m Alex Krolak and I’m thrilled to be a part of the UBIMUN 2018 Crisis. As Internal Affairs coordinator, I will be in charge of managing the internal scenarios, such as political infighting and domestic policy, in each of the country cabinets. I am a 4th year Masters Mechanical Engineering student and am currently taking an industrial year out in Bristol. At UBIMUN 2017, I was Deputy Crisis Commander for our Southern Africa Cold War Crisis Simulation, as well as treasurer for the UoB UN Society. UBIMUN 2018 will be my 7th time taking part in a crisis simulation at a conference – I’ve been a delegate 4 times and part of the crisis backroom 3 times. This, I hope, should give me a fair bit of experience from both sides of a crisis simulation, which means that we’ll be able to guide your experience in such a way that you learn as much as possible about high-pressure policy-making and diplomacy in a productive environment over the course of the conference. This year’s Crisis Simulation should provide delegates with an extremely challenging scenario where they tiptoe on the edge of the largest single conflict the world has ever seen. I can’t wait to see how the delegates, who always take crisis command aback with their unique insights on problem-solving on a national and international level, approach the topic this year. I look forward to welcoming delegates to UBIMUN 2018’s Crisis Simulation.
Press Secretary and Deputy Military Coordinator
I'm Oliver Boxall, and will be military/press coordinator for the crisis. I studied history and politics at UoB and graduated in 2017, and look forward to returning to help some old friends out as well as meet new faces. I'll be responsible for press announcements to keep ministers updated on major world events, and also represent the minor European countries for discussions and control their various military forces.
Colonial Affairs Coordinator
My Name is Joshua Mackenzie-Lawrie, and I am your Colonial Coordinator for the weekend. I study International Relations with Political Science, and have a passion for military tactics and the colonial past of the British empire. I look forward to meeting you all and hopefully getting you thinking about some challenging scenarios your cabinets could face.
Great Power Coordinator
Hi, I’m Angus, I will be the Secretary for International and Great Power liaison at UBIMUN 2018. I am a third-year ancient history. My main interest is in the Late Roman Republic, especially the period of Julius Caesar’s Civil War and the later accession of Augustus. I was the Secretary General for UBIMUN 2017 and so understand the workings of a conference. I chaired Crisis at UBIMUN 2016 for the Russian Cabinet. From this I have gained insight into the diverse actions undertaken by delegates. My MUN career includes SheffMUN 2015 Best Delegate in DISEC. I represented Japan discussing Nuclear disarmament and International cyber security. At OXIMUN 2016 I represented Brunei Darussalam and received a Commendation in the Security Council discussing the South China Sea and humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently I was awarded Best Delegate for the Westerlands at the crisis conference, Game of Thrones MUN, at Warwick (GoTMUN 2017). I am very excited to take on a new role with this new edition of UBIMUN as a backroom Crisis commander. I hope everyone enjoys the conference