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Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, 1979

The Cabinet of Margaret Thatcher is made up of the advisors, allies, and colleagues of one of the most controversial and influential Prime Ministers in British History. This powerful group has to make critical decisions to deal with the economic crisis facing Britain as well as the Falklands Crisis. Cabinet Ministers will face the consequences of their actions through constant crises and developments.

As a continuous crisis committee, Thatcher’s Cabinet is most appropriate for experienced delegates. Position papers are mandatory and must be submitted by Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 23:59. More information about position papers specific to this committee can be found on page 3 of the Background Guide.

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Omar Kassam

Omar Kassam | Director

Omar is in grade 11 at St. George’s School, and has the distinct honour of serving as the Director of Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet. Having delegated in previous iterations of this committee, Omar is excited to uphold its legacy as one of the most challenging and exhilarating committees at VMUN, and promises that the committee is in the hands of a British history expert. Outside of Model UN, Omar can be found attempting to learn Latin, binge-watching political dramas and satires, and reading dystopian novels. With the conference drawing nearer and preparations for the committee in full swing, Omar can’t wait to meet the delegates, and get the crises underway.

Mateo Murr

Mateo Murr | Chair

Mateo Murr is currently a grade 11 student at St.Michaels University School. He is ecstatic that he will be a Chair for Thatcher’s Cabinet He started MUN in grade 8 having no idea what he was getting himself into. Now, he can hardly wait for the next MUN. Mateo is interested in history, Canadian politics, investing and debating. When Mateo is not busy preparing for MUN, he can be found hanging out and playing video games with his friends, playing devil’s advocate, so he can debate people more often and look at browsing the web. Mateo passing his MUN knowledge and wisdom other delegates, that he himself has learned from past chairs as well as listening to the high level of debate his committee has to offer.

Victor Shmulevich

Victor Shmulevich | Crisis Staff

Victor Shmulevich is a senior student at the Westside School. Being involved with Model UN for three years, it is his first time as a committee staff member. With international affairs as his passion, Victor has attended International Affairs seminars in Yale, Madison, and Anchorage. In his spare time, Victor enjoys a good hot cocoa in the winter, and vanilla ice cream in the summer, with a side of strawberries, of course. Victor is excited to get to know all members of Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet of 1979!

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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