South China Sea: Vietnam

For centuries, Vietnam has been forced to concede power in the South China Sea to global powers. Now, the United States and China are throwing their weight around in the region. This is Vietnam’s chance to utilize its growing economic power to establish itself in the region and ensure the territorial integrity of rightfully Vietnamese waters. How Vietnam will effectively and diplomatically do so, however, is contentious and is yet to be seen. 

*Note from the Director General: For the first time ever, we will have a Novice Crisis committee! This committee will have a slightly slower pace to allow our staff to help walk delegates through the inner workings of a crisis Model UN committee. Delegates should still prepare beforehand and understand the basic structure of committee and crisis notes. On your honor, you may only participate in this committee if you are a novice delegate. If a delegate has won an award and/or participated in more than three conferences before, we request they do not be placed in this committee. Failure to do this will be seen as a violation of VAMUN policies and may cause your school to be disqualified from awards. *

 

Chair
Arman Khan

Crisis Director
Sam Rice

 Arman is a second-year student planning on majoring in Commerce with a concentration in Finance. Born in Pakistan, Arman has lived in six countries before settling down in his new home in Charlottesville. He has competed in Model United Nations confrerences throughout his four years in high school and will be his second year part of the IRO at UVA. Outside of academics and MUN, Arman is an analyst at the Virginia Consulting Group and on the executive board of PSA. If not avidly debating political issues, you can find him playing the guitar or watching Manchester United play in the Premier League. He looks forward to a great VAMUN XXXVIII!

Arman is a second-year student planning on majoring in Commerce with a concentration in Finance. Born in Pakistan, Arman has lived in six countries before settling down in his new home in Charlottesville. He has competed in Model United Nations confrerences throughout his four years in high school and will be his second year part of the IRO at UVA. Outside of academics and MUN, Arman is an analyst at the Virginia Consulting Group and on the executive board of PSA. If not avidly debating political issues, you can find him playing the guitar or watching Manchester United play in the Premier League. He looks forward to a great VAMUN XXXVIII!

 Sam Rice will be a Fourth Year at the University this VAMUN. He is double majoring in Commerce and Government. 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 twice on the Secretariat of our college conference of VICS. Beyond MUN, Sam’s other major activity is Swim Club.

Sam Rice will be a Fourth Year at the University this VAMUN. He is double majoring in Commerce and Government. 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 twice on the Secretariat of our college conference of VICS. Beyond MUN, Sam’s other major activity is Swim Club.