Hidden Powers: Women for Security and Rights in Europe, 1973
Chair: Sonia Gupta
CM: Elise Dumont
The year is 1973 and we are at a crucial point in history. As women’s liberation movements are sweeping the United States and Asia, many European countries still fail to recognize the contribution of women leaders to economic and political stability. In the midst of tensions in the Middle East, the polarizing forces of communism and capitalism, and the fight to gain recognition for the basic rights of women, the members of this committee must balance conflicting desires to join together with their widely-diverging national interests. As women emerge to the forefront of world politics, they must balance new global powers and shifting alliances in both their formal and informal capacities. To solve the pressing security issues of the day, the women in this committee must circumvent traditional power structures and forge their own path forward.
About the Chair: Your chair for the weekend is Sonia Gupta, a student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, class of 2020. She is pursuing a major in International Politics, with a concentration in International Law, Institutions and Ethics and a certificate in International Development. Can you tell she likes international affairs? Sonia hails from the beautiful but slightly basic state of New Jersey and when she refers to “the city” she’s obviously talking about Manhattan. She’s been involved with Model UN since her freshman year of high school and hasn’t looked back, chairing conferences for Georgetown each year. Outside of Model UN, you can find her dreaming of the next DC restaurant on her bucket list or belting out the Hamilton soundtrack.
About the Crisis Manager: Elise Dumont is the Crisis Manager for Hidden Powers. Originally from Maine, she is majoring in Political Economy with a double minor in Business Administration and Education, Inquiry, and Justice. This is her fourth (and final) NCSC, so she’s excited to make it the best one yet! Outside of MUN, she loves to spend her time cheering on the Hoyas as a member of the Georgetown University Pep Band.