Cleaning up the dirty war – Argentine Cabinet, 1984
CM: Casey Wetherbee
Chair: Claudia Leonor
It is the year 1984, and Argentina is emerging from decades of tumult. The Peronist regime clashed with the military elite for government control during the mid-21st century, ultimately resulting in repression and state-sponsored terrorism during the Dirty War. At the same time, the Argentine economy is sputtering, and populism is beginning to fail in the absence of its personalistic regime to prop it up. Raúl Alfonsín and his cabinet will have to deal with heavy inflation, angry workers, and how to bring the military to justice. ¡Viva Argentina!
About the Chair: Claudia Leonor is a member of the class of 2020 in Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is studying Government with minors in Arabic and Spanish, and her course of study analyzes post-conflict social and political rehabilitation initiatives in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Claudia hails from the distant and enticing southern land of Virginia Beach, Virginia, but is proud to call Washington, D.C. her new home. As a sophomore in high school, she was peer-pressured by her upperclassmen friends to join Model United Nations and has since sold her soul to all things MUN. Claudia has been involved with Georgetown’s MUN community since stepping onto campus, having staffed every iteration of NAIMUN (NCSC's sister conference on the high school circuit) and NCSC since her freshman fall and having served on the Secretariat of NAIMUN LV as the Deputy Undersecretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts. Outside of MUN, Claudia is extensively involved in the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority: she currently serves as the Recruitment Chair for the Fall 2019 recruitment cycle and has served in the past as the Public Relations Chair and as the Chair for the sorority’s Working Group on Diversity. Claudia also teaches English as a Second Language in the larger D.C. community and dabbles in community organizing with the Latinx and Asian-Pacific Islander communities in the DMV area. When not doing (or while doing) the aforementioned things, Claudia can be found fangirling over the works of Francisco de Goya, talking about her semester abroad in Spain (“DiD yOu KnOw I sTuDiEd AbRoAd”), or making fun of Patrick Walsh.
About the Crisis Manager: Casey Wetherbee is a member of the class of 2021 in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy, focusing primarily on economic development and political institutions in Latin America. Casey has participated in or CMed cabinet committees in five different continents, and the travel team is his main extracurricular, in addition to serving as Director-General of NAIMUN LVII, our high school conference. If there is any free time in his Google Calendar, you can probably find him procrastinating in the school library.