Yemen is a nation on the verge of collapse. The Houthi control the capital, Sana’a, and Saudi Arabia begins to invade. Iran, the United States, and a host of foreign powers have added themselves to the mix, turning an already volatile situation into a potentially devastating conflict. Thousands have already died, countless people are internally displaced, and the very idea of government has ceased to have any effect. It is in this context that the Supreme Political Committee convenes. For decades, the Shia Houthi have labored under the yoke of the Sunni Hadi government. Yet now, with their control of Sana’a, that is looking to change. Under the combined weight of the Houthi, Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, and its own failings, Yemen is a nation on the verge of collapse. One needs only to find the right place to push, and the whole rotting structure will come tumbling down.

Please access the background guide for this committee here. 

Please access the dossier for this committee here. 

Chair

Daniel Jachim

Crisis Director

Andrew Jacobson

Daniel is a second year studying History and Philosophy who is from Manila, Philippines. He has served as a Vice Chair of FARC in last years VAMUN, as well as having organized MUNA, the collegiate MUN conference in the Philippines. At UVA, he is also a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He is very excited to serve as the Chair of the Supreme Political Committee, and is always available for literally anything at drj4av@virginia.edu.

Daniel is a second year studying History and Philosophy who is from Manila, Philippines. He has served as a Vice Chair of FARC in last years VAMUN, as well as having organized MUNA, the collegiate MUN conference in the Philippines. At UVA, he is also a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He is very excited to serve as the Chair of the Supreme Political Committee, and is always available for literally anything at drj4av@virginia.edu.

Andrew is a third year double majoring in Latin American Studies and Studio Art who is from Vienna, Virginia. He has served as a Chair and Vice Chair in several conferences around Brazil, and as a CD last year in WGSS, and as an ACD in VICS at UVA. At UVA, he's a member of the Franklin Society, Global Greeters, and is also a council minister at the International Residential College. He is available for absolutely any questions you may have at afj5jz@virginia.edu.

Andrew is a third year double majoring in Latin American Studies and Studio Art who is from Vienna, Virginia. He has served as a Chair and Vice Chair in several conferences around Brazil, and as a CD last year in WGSS, and as an ACD in VICS at UVA. At UVA, he's a member of the Franklin Society, Global Greeters, and is also a council minister at the International Residential College. He is available for absolutely any questions you may have at afj5jz@virginia.edu.