The nation of Ireland has suffered enough. Centuries upon centuries of restless British reformation over Ireland have sparked never-ending dissent among the general populace. Yet, political rebellions have been deemed unsuccessful throughout history. In the aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916, however, Irish republicans valiantly seek to finally break free from the chains of Britain and establish an independent state of Ireland. At this remarkable turning point, delegates are encouraged to devotedly fight for their nation as they represent Ireland’s first parliament, the Dáil Éireann, extolling the glories of Irish independence.
As a continuous crisis committee, the Cabinet Committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by January 22nd, 2021, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
Matthew Leung | Director
Entering his senior year at St. George’s School and last year of high school Model United Nations, Matthew is beyond ecstatic to serve as Director of Cabinet Committee at VMUN 2021. Captivated with deep passion in Model UN, Matthew has broadened his horizons on international politics and diplomacy as well as distinctive eras of history around the world, sparking his inexplainable enjoyment towards restless crisis sessions. Having experienced a plethora of engaging debates and intense policymaking through delegating and staffing in previous VMUN conferences, Matthew is honoured to share his passion and journey with his delegates. Matthew is also delighted to make new friendships within the MUN community, reserving a treasury of unforgettable and irreplaceable moments. Outside of Model UN, Matthew can be found emphasizing the sport of basketball, complaining about a lack of food variety wherever he goes, and contemplating what he could do at three in the morning. Matthew eagerly anticipates a thrilling Cabinet Committee and this year’s iteration of VMUN!
Caitlin Adams | Chair
Currently a junior at Crofton House School, Caitlin is honoured to be serving as the Chair of Cabinet at VMUN 2021. Since attending her first conference as a timid and confused delegate in Grade 8, Caitlin has fallen in love with MUN and has learned to assess global conflict in a critical manner. Whether writing a resolution paper, defending her position at the podium, or scawling illegible notes to her colleagues, Caitlin leaves every committee session feeling enlightened. After four years of bringing new ideas to debate, she has forged connections with hardworking individuals from across the globe. Outside of MUN, Caitlin enjoys listening to most genres of music, playing the piano, freezing herself while coldwater diving, and reading National Geographic. Caitlin wholeheartedly looks forward to an enthralling weekend at VMUN 2021!
Hannah Baumgard | Crisis Staff
Currently a junior at West Point Grey Academy, Hannah is both honoured and excited to be your assistant director for VMUN 2021. Hannah started her MUN career back in 2017 and fell in love with the captivating discussion immediately after her first committee sesion. Ever since, her passion for international relations has only grown. Hannah hopes that each delegate leaves VMUN with a newfound passion for MUN and at least one special memory from our committee. Outside of MUN, you can find Hannah binging the latest Netflix show, spending time with her dog, or talking endlessly with her friends. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions or concerns, she can’t wait to meet everyone!
You can contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.