In December 2010, Tunisia sparked the string of Arab protests and demonstrations leading to what is known as the Arab Spring. After three years of tension and violence, Tunisia's state of emergency was lifted, and it began to rebuild economically, socially, militarily, and politically in order to stabilize the nation. This committee will address the effects of the Arab Spring: reformulating and bettering its infrastructure, present-day responses to radicalism and insurgency, arguments for and against democracy, and border security in relation to refugees and various forms of trafficking.

Please access the background guide for this committee here.

Please access the dossier for this committee here. 

Chair

raleigh zook

Raleigh Zook is a third-year from Ashland, Virginia. She is planning to double major in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. She has staffed and chaired VAMUN and has been both a Vice-Chair and Chair for the college-level Model UN conference, as well. She enjoys lectures and debates from the IRO and Alexander Hamilton Society, and is also involved with the VISAS program where she helps enhance the English skills of International students. She is a cadet in the ROTC program and plans to go into the army after graduating. She spent her summer studying Arabic in Jordan and also interning in D.C. She is looking forward to charing the Tunisia Conference committee at VAMUN this year!

Raleigh Zook is a third-year from Ashland, Virginia. She is planning to double major in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. She has staffed and chaired VAMUN and has been both a Vice-Chair and Chair for the college-level Model UN conference, as well. She enjoys lectures and debates from the IRO and Alexander Hamilton Society, and is also involved with the VISAS program where she helps enhance the English skills of International students. She is a cadet in the ROTC program and plans to go into the army after graduating. She spent her summer studying Arabic in Jordan and also interning in D.C. She is looking forward to charing the Tunisia Conference committee at VAMUN this year!