JCC The Russian Revolution: Red Russia, 1917
Chair: Julie Antão
Coordinated CM: Simon Ospenson
CM: Henry Westerman
Welcome, delegates, the the struggle between Red and White Russia! The prize? The power to determine the future of what *may* one day become a great superpower. The consequences of failure? Unspeakable. The conflict is not simply a military one, nor is it a civil disagreement which can simply be settled with compromise. Rather, it is a fundamental competition between the noble communist ideals--equality and fairness, from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs - and the antiquated beliefs in the importance of a meaningless nobility and increasingly divided and stratified upper class. Join with us comrades, and fight for a new birth for Mother Russia!
About the Chair: Julie Antão is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2020, where she majors in International Politics with a focus in International Law, Ethics and Institutions and minors in French. Julie was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where she used to go to the British School. There, she was involved with Model UN since she was a freshman, having served as the Chair of the European Union for Brazil’s Model United Nations conference. Julie served as the CM for the Getúlio Vargas' Cabinet NCSC XLVI as well as the dUSG of Regionals for NAIMUN LV. On the Hilltop, she serves as the Senior Ball Chair on Senior Class Committee for the Class of 2020. She is also involved with the Brazilian Club, the GU Eating Society, the International Relations Club and the Georgetown Program Board. You can find Julie binge-watching, quoting TV shows, as well as chick-flicks on Netflix, or dancing to Brazilian songs in her room. Julie can't wait to meet all of you in this year’s NCSC. Hoya Saxa!
About the Coordinated Crisis Manager: Simon Ospenson is a student in Georgetown College (Class of 2020) studying Russian, with additional minors and coursework in History, Linguistics, and Computer Science. A long time crisis addict, he has competed and awarded at numerous conferences with Georgetown’s travel team and staffed the crisis suite of every Georgetown conference since NAIMUN 2017. He is fresh off of a wonderful semester abroad in Petrograd itself and eager to share his newfound ability to improvise Lenin-style speeches in Russian, his habit for late night шаверма (shaverma) from the sketchiest possible holes-in-the-wall, and, more than anything else, an abiding love for the culture, history and language of the Bolsheviks and Romanovs. When not in WBA, he enjoys running, climbing, parliamentary debate, and pining for his much-missed home state of Massachusetts. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to explore a fractious, contentious, and fascinating slice of history this NCSC!
About the Crisis Manager: Henry Westerman is a member of the Class of 2021 in the School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Security, though anyone who has ever met him will tell you that he should be an International History major. Though his preferred subjects of history include “anything before gunpowder ruined military strategy,” he also maintains a soft spot for Russia, considering it “the most ridiculous historical region aside from the Balkans.” Henry previously served on the secretariat of NAIMUN LVI, Georgetown’s high school conference, as the Deputy Under-Secretary-General of Councils, Boards, and Courts. Outside of Model UN, Henry is the Historian for the Georgetown University Student Association and is a consultant at the Georgetown Writing Center. Henry is immensely excited to be reenacting one of his favorite global conflicts and would like to note that he will be frequently writing and speaking Russian over the course of the weekend despite speaking approximately two words of Russian in real life.