The LSESU United Nations Society is proud to present its inaugural Model United Nations series: Chairing 101. In this series, the UN Society seeks to encourage delegates, whether experienced or new, to look into the realm of chairing. Usually seen as MUN’s inner circle, this series aims to dispel the myths of chairing, as well as promote the exchange and diversity of ideas through structured discourse, debate and diplomacy.
In Session 1, we have invited a group of distinguished panellists to share their views and insights on chairing and the UK MUN circuit. This will be followed by a Q&A session and afterwards, a #TeamLSE tradition of socialising at the Knights Templar pub.
More details will be posted shortly! Queries should be directed to Ralph Chow (email@example.com).
Afolabi Adekaiyaoja is currently an Educational Inequality Fellow at YearHere, which combines his passion for education and social impact. He was previously a student at Queen Mary, University of London studying International Relations where he served as Vice President of the MUN Society and will begin a Masters at SOAS next year. He has chaired and delegated at several reputable conferences including Oxford, Cambridge, ScotMUN among others. He has also served on several secretariats in Nigeria and London.
Camille is a recent postgraduate of the University of Cambridge, having just completed an MPhil in Criminological Research. She previously holds an MPhil in Gender Studies from the University of Cambridge and an MA in International Relations and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. She was the Secretary General for CUIMUN 2016 and is now the USG Chairing for CUIMUN 2017. She has attended 39 conferences in all around the world.
George Mullens is a British and Italian Masters student reading International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London. Presently he is working at the United Nations Association of the United Kingdom as an Administrative volunteer and he has previously interned at the Italian Embassy in London for six months. Having started participating in Model UN at the age of 15, he has attended numerous conferences in a variety of capacities: from delegate and chair, to Secretary-General of the very first MUN conference at the University of Sussex where he completed his undergraduate degree. Presently, he is also the Secretary-General for LIMUN: HS 2017 and recently acted as USG Chairing for UkraineMUN in 2017. He has chaired at 24 MUN conferences in Europe from LIMUN to OxIMUN and CUIMUN for which he won the Oxbridge Chairing Award.
Pedra Rabiee is a British student reading Medicine at King's College London. Presently she is a volunteer caseworker at Doctors of the World UK and she has previously interned at the World Health Monitoring Centre in Oman. Having participated in MUN since high school, she has attended various conferences all over the world acting as either a delegate, chair or secretariat member. Within her previous university (Royal Holloway, University of London), she held the position as MUN Director of the Diplomatic Society.
Yeva Agayan has been involved in MUN for 5 years. She is currently USG Chairing at LIMUN 2018 and has served as the Secretary General of LSEMUN 2016. She has started her MUN career as part of Team LSE as a delegate and has won two diplomacy awards at WorldMUN 2015 and WorldMUN 2016. Yeva has chaired numerous conferences including CUIMUN, ScotMUN, LIMUN and EireMUN.