Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) is a General Assembly that addresses issues related to disarmament and threats to peace on a global platform, seeking international security and safety solutions. As part of the Eleanor Roosevelt Commission on Peace, this DISEC committee will attempt to tackle issues of militarization that affect the Refugee Crisis, particularly as it relates to Syrian Refugees and the rise of ISIL. In addition, DISEC aims to de-escalate the rise of Feudal warlords in the African continent, particularly as the rise of these terrorists affect migrant populations across the span of the continent.
Sophia Martinese is a Second Year student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences studying Biomedical Engineering, and is pursuing a Business Minor from the McIntire School of Commerce. Having been involved in Model United Nations throughout high school, she enjoys the ebb and flow of debate and open discussion, learning to appreciate new points of view and working towards feasible and promising resolutions. She is fascinated by the intersection of science, business and law and is very passionate about the opportunity Model United Nations provides for exploration of those fields. Best wishes to everyone attending VAMUN this year, and good luck to everyone in her DISEC committee!