Paris, Prince of Troy, has kidnapped Helen with the assistance of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Priam, King of Troy, has refused to return Helen to her husband Menelaus, King of Sparta, and is guarding the runaway couple behind the high walls of his city. Agamemnon, Menelaus’s brother and King of Mycenae, has called upon all of Greece to sail to Troy and retrieve his brother’s wife. Will the united heroes of Greece, with the blessings of the gods, be able to penetrate the defenses of Troy and its allies? Or will Helen remain with Paris, forever under Aphrodite’s spell?

Chair
Aniket Chandra

Crisis Director
sam lisner

  Aniket Chandra is a third-year Systems Engineering and Economics Major from the distant city of Dubai, UAE. He has been a part of IRO since he first came to UVa, and has participated in every Model UN conference since then. This includes being on the secretariat for VICS XXIII last spring. His passions include soccer and food, but he spends a lot of his time on Film & TV. He can be found, playing soccer on a field, struggling with an engineering problem in a library or at Chik Fil A. He can’t wait for VAMUN this year so he can see how this Trojan war will play out.

Aniket Chandra is a third-year Systems Engineering and Economics Major from the distant city of Dubai, UAE. He has been a part of IRO since he first came to UVa, and has participated in every Model UN conference since then. This includes being on the secretariat for VICS XXIII last spring. His passions include soccer and food, but he spends a lot of his time on Film & TV. He can be found, playing soccer on a field, struggling with an engineering problem in a library or at Chik Fil A. He can’t wait for VAMUN this year so he can see how this Trojan war will play out.

  Sam Lisner is a second-year student from Virginia Beach currently considering applying to the McIntire School of Commerce. In addition to business, Sam’s interests range from history to bad science fiction films, and, of course, politics. Since joining the International Relations Organization at UVA, Sam has competed with the travel model UN team, and served as an assistant crisis director at VAMUN last year and as a crisis director for VICS. Sam has always enjoyed learning about ancient culture and mythology and looks forward to seeing how you all address the most famous conflict of the ancient world.

Sam Lisner is a second-year student from Virginia Beach currently considering applying to the McIntire School of Commerce. In addition to business, Sam’s interests range from history to bad science fiction films, and, of course, politics. Since joining the International Relations Organization at UVA, Sam has competed with the travel model UN team, and served as an assistant crisis director at VAMUN last year and as a crisis director for VICS. Sam has always enjoyed learning about ancient culture and mythology and looks forward to seeing how you all address the most famous conflict of the ancient world.