The year is 2020 and disease once again rears its ugly head. A new, deadly virus called Neuramidinase-Resistant Mortus Lenta (NRML) has cropped up in Syria. Transmitted through any and all bodily fluids, from sneezes to sweat, NRML causes symptoms extremely similar to Ebola (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, hemmoraghing, etc) and has a 50-70% mortality rate. This committee, representing the British Cabinet, will explore the effort to fight the disease from a policy perspective rather than focusing on finding a cure. How will the British government help their friends and partners in the Middle East and Africa deal with this disease and maintain a stable government? More importantly to the Cabinet, however, is determining how to prepare the Isles for the further spread of the disease...

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Please access the dossier for this committee here. 

 

Chair
Geoff Keating

Crisis Director
Sam Rice

Geoff Keating is a third-year Rodman Scholar majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Foreign Affairs (yes, he’s confused). He hails from Wilton, CT, and is very pleased with Virginia’s warmer weather and distinct lack of snow. With what little time he has free from his classes, he seems to spend it all at the fire department where he volunteers. Somehow he is also an active member of UVA’s International Relations Organization and is on the their Model UN team. He’s looking forward to your plans to deal with politics and pandemics alike, and cannot wait until his second VAMUN is finally declared open.

Geoff Keating is a third-year Rodman Scholar majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Foreign Affairs (yes, he’s confused). He hails from Wilton, CT, and is very pleased with Virginia’s warmer weather and distinct lack of snow. With what little time he has free from his classes, he seems to spend it all at the fire department where he volunteers. Somehow he is also an active member of UVA’s International Relations Organization and is on the their Model UN team. He’s looking forward to your plans to deal with politics and pandemics alike, and cannot wait until his second VAMUN is finally declared open.

Sam Rice is a Third Year at the University majoring in Commerce and minoring in Politics. When he’s not "studying," he can be found watching Game of Thrones or House of Cards, reading science fiction, or arguing really pointless or obscure topics with his MUN friends. Sam has been in MUN since the beginning of high school and has been involved in every MUN conference during his time at UVA, serving as a Vice Chair, a Chair, and Director-General for both VIGMUN II and VICS XXII. Beyond MUN, Sam’s other major activity is Swim Club.

Sam Rice is a Third Year at the University majoring in Commerce and minoring in Politics. When he’s not "studying," he can be found watching Game of Thrones or House of Cards, reading science fiction, or arguing really pointless or obscure topics with his MUN friends. Sam has been in MUN since the beginning of high school and has been involved in every MUN conference during his time at UVA, serving as a Vice Chair, a Chair, and Director-General for both VIGMUN II and VICS XXII. Beyond MUN, Sam’s other major activity is Swim Club.