JCC United States Presidential Election with Al Gore, 2000
Chair: Zaki Thabet
Coordinated CM: Jack Korologos
CM: Marie Swain
At the turn of the century, America is faced with its most intense political battle yet—the 2000 Presidential Election. Vice President Al Gore has safely secured the Democratic nomination, and after a battle in the primaries with Senator John McCain, Texas Governor George Bush is up to challenge Gore as the Republican nominee. With November looming on the horizon, how can the candidates win over the hearts and minds of the American people to become the one and only Commander in Chief? This election is sure to be the closest election in U.S. history, and delegates must carefully navigate this contentious time when the highest office of the land is at stake!
About the Chair: Zaki Thabet is a member of the Class of 2021 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Processes. Zaki is obnoxious about being from Maryland and is known to proudly display Maryland’s beautiful flag whenever he can. He has been doing MUN since the 7th grade and travels with Georgetown’s team. Zaki spends too much of his free time watching Vines that he’s already seen hundreds of times. Zaki has staffed NCSC and was on the senior staff of NAIMUN, our sister conference for high school students. You can find Zaki asleep at all hours of the day and no hours of the night. Outside of MUN, Zaki proudly serves his fellow Hoyas in the mail office and serves in the Student Government Senate.
About the Coordinated Crisis Manager: Jack Korologos is a member of Georgetown’s Class of 2021 in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Economics. Born and raised in New York City, Jack embraces a fast paced environment. His first interest in Model United Nations began his senior year in high school. That interest became a passion after traveling as a delegate with Georgetown’s Model UN team and staffing both NCSC XLV and NAIMUN LV. Beyond procrastinating every chance he gets, re-watching Game of Thrones, or arguing in favor of the oxford comma, Jack is a member of the professional Foreign Service fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon. He is also the Director of Special Events for the International Relations Club at Georgetown. He worked at the Model UN Institute for Best Delegate this past summer.
About the Crisis Manager: Marie Swain is a member of the Class of 2020 in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Security and pursuing a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. She is originally from the swamps of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, loves seafood, and can make a mean pecan pie. Since coming to Georgetown, she has staffed the International Relations Club's college and high school conferences, NCSC and NAIMUN, and served on various sub-boards for the club. Outside of her involvement in the IRC, Marie is an active member of GU Politics and enjoys running to the monuments. Marie is thrilled to be serving as Crisis Manager this year for NCSC and is looking forward to an incredible conference!