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Joint Crisis Committees

The Joint Crisis Committees are very different from the normal MUN experience, yet equal even the United Nations Security Council in their complexity and challenge. JCC consists of two independently running subcommittees whose decisions and actions immediately affect the perpetual crisis at hand, thus providing for an experience like no other. The ritual raising of placards is replaced with international espionage, fast-paced decision-making, and incessant debates; all aimed to destroy the ideological enemy. What delegates will be asked to deal with is only partially revealed for your preparation; covert plots, terrible luck, and the well-meaning — or hostile — actions of the opposing committee together offer an unpredictable, volatile, and urgent, but undoubtedly exciting, experience. If the bloc as a whole is to succeed, the delegates must compromise, negotiate, and persevere in a battle of diplomatic wit; after all, there is a nemesis waiting, biding its time.

As a continuous crisis committee, the JCC is designed for experienced delegates who are prepared to move with a swiftly developing topic and high level of debate. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 23:59.

Topic: American Water Rebellion


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Julian Miller | Director

Julian Miller is a senior at Prince of Wales Secondary School, and has the honour of serving as the crisis director for the Joint Crisis Committees at VMUN for the second consecutive year. Having been a part of this committee twice in the past, Julian is passionate about designing crises for the JCC that are equal parts ambitious, nuanced, and imaginative. Outside of Model UN, Julian works as a tennis coach, avidly follows soccer, and enjoys music and film. He hopes that all delegates in search of an exhilarating experience and the opportunity to truly make a committee their own will consider signing up for the JCC. With VMUN drawing closer, Julian eagerly awaits his final JCC, one he certainly hopes will be the best yet.

Ashley Phord-Toy

Ashley Phord-Toy | Bloc Director

As a grade 12 student at Crofton House School, Ashley is excited to spend her last year of high school as a bloc director for the JCC at VMUN 2018! Since being introduced to the world of Model United Nations in the 8th grade, Ashley has since fostered an interest for international politics and human rights; she is excited to be part of a committee that deals with these issues at a lightning-fast pace. When she is not participating in MUN, Ashley can be found inhaling dessert at a lightening speed, reading nonstop for hours on end, and creating epic rap and k-pop playlists. She is excited to meet everyone at VMUN 2018!

Alex Shojania

Alex Shojania | Bloc Director

Currently in Grade 10 at St. George’s School, Alex Shojania is excited to be serving as the director of the American JCC Bloc. This year’s conference will be his 4th year in MUN and 1st year staffing at VMUN. Alex has attended 10 conferences over the course of these four years, and has enjoyed countless moments of “victorious compromise”. Outside of the wild world of MUN, he enjoys photography, engineering, Schoolreach, and convincing himself Greek was a useful language to learn. Alex is looking forward to a fantastic weekend of fierce debate and numerous crises.

Louie Lu

Louie Lu | Chair

Louie Lu is a Grade 11 student currently attending St. George’s School, and he is honoured to serve as chair on the Joint Crisis Committees. Ever since Louie participated in his first Model United Nations conference in Grade 8,, he has attended nine conferences of which half of them have been crisis committees. Outside of MUN, Louie enjoys playing trivia games, translating Latin texts, and trying to survive the maelstrom that is school. Louie looks forward to a riveting to the riveting and intense debate in the JCC!

Saskia Freybe

Saskia Freybe | Chair

Saskia is extremely excited and ready to be working in the JCC committee again. In the past she has competed at multiple conferences and worked in the crisis committee for two years. She is very interested to hear what stories, excuses, and ideas her delegates come up with and cannot wait to work alongside them. When she is not working for VMUN, she can be found walking or hiking, watching too much tv, or try to bake something – without success.

Maurits Freybe

Maurits Freybe| Crisis Staff

Maurits is currently a sophomore at St. George’s School, and is truly exhilarated to be assistant director for JCC. Although this will be Maurits’ second time staffing, it will be his 10th conference, and 4th with VMUN. He started MUN in Grade 7, and ever since then his love for world events and debate have flourished, and he hopes to share his love for MUN with every participating delegate. Outside of Model UN, Maurits may be found shouting along to ACDC lyrics, skiing down the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, and trekking through the mountains in the south-western B.C. area. Maurits is truly thrilled to meet all the delegates at VMUN 2017!

Fox Mutual | Crisis Staff

Fox Mutual is a grade twelve student at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. After competing in debate for several years, he moved his focus to Model UN. He’s been participating in Model UN for the past six years, including five different VMUN conferences. Fox earned the Best Delegate award twice, and a number of other recognitions. He adores crisis committees and has caused his fair share of nuclear apocalypses and global wars during the last hours of committee sessions. He also enjoys acting in theatre, reading science fiction, participating in role playing games, and seeking the secrets of the universe. Fox wishes the delegates good luck at this year’s conference, and looks forward to meeting everyone.

You can contact the Director at Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.

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