The Fall of the Ancien Régime, 1789
The National Constituent Assembly engages delegates in the final years of the Ancien Régime of France. The Kingdom of France is currently fraught with political turmoil, dissent among the general populace, and economic instability. Not only will delegates be faced with an upheaval of government and societal beliefs, but also radicalization within the country that may attract hostilities from neighbouring nations who seek to preserve their monarchies at all cost. At this turning point in history, delegates are encouraged to fully delve into their roles and the aspirations of their characters, lest they be swept away by the winds of revolution.
As a continuous crisis committee, the Cabinet committee is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by February 7th, 2020, at 23:59 PST. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.
Su-Ann Ho | Director
Su-Ann is a senior at Crofton House School and is honoured to be serving as the Director of the Cabinet Committee. As a chronically sleep-deprived student already afflicted with senioritis, Su-Ann spends her days consuming rain-or-shine, reading history books, and using her supreme technological abilities to place Snapchat filters on her dog. Model UN has been a cornerstone of Su-Ann’s high school life ever since her first conference at VMUN 2016. Through years of diplomacy and debate, she has realized that maybe the real gavels were the incredible, kind and passionate friends she made along the way. Su-Ann hopes that VMUN 2020 will become a cherished memory for all delegates, and is looking forward to meeting everyone in February!
Patrick Kim | Chair
Currently a senior student in Fraser Heights Secondary School, Patrick is ecstatic to serve as the Chair of the Cabinet Committee in the nineteenth iteration of VMUN. Patrick joined MUN back when he was grade 8 to exterminate his fear of public speaking. As he attended various conferences, he gradually developed a strong passion in the world of MUN. Now being addicted to raising placards, Patrick wants to bring the excitement from his experience to fellow delegates attending VMUN 2020. Outside MUN activities, Patrick can be commonly found practicing the art of sleeping, seeking for new Netflix shows to watch, or trembling in fear for the incoming Calculus Test that may derail his future academic career. Patrick is eager to meet everyone this winter and hopes that delegates will be inspired by the captivating experience VMUN has to offer.
Arella Yang | Crisis Staff
Currently a senior at Crofton House School, Arella is thrilled to be spending the final year of her MUN career staffing for VMUN 2020 as the Assistant Director of the Cabinet Committee. The past five years have been a whirlwind of fiery debate, countless midnight crises, and more Starbucks than you can count for Arella, but through it all, she has emerged with a fondness of global issues, international relations, and has even become a better public speaker and made some pretty great friends along the way. In her spare time, you will find Arella obsessing over her KPOP boys (mostly NCT), procrastinating by napping, and stressing about schoolwork and university applications. She can’t wait to meet all the delegates at VMUN 2020 and looks forward to a weekend of intense debate and dynamic discussions.
You can contact the Director at email@example.com. Any questions regarding the committee or its debate procedures will be answered by email. Position papers must also be submitted to this address.