Greetings! I am Fiona Stokes, the President of the Security Council. As a senior attending Hsinchu International School, this marks my third year joining Model United Nations.
MUN has shown me the rhythm of debate and how to navigate within it. From forming alliances, conducting cross-examinations, ice-breaking lobbying, and leading through main submitting, I have witnessed the act of debate from many different roles. MUN has made me a more understanding, logical, and perceptive person.
Being a chair, I aim to be the help that I once sought as a new delegate. Besides the procedural advice of reading over the chair report and gaining a better understanding of your assigned stance, I welcome any delegates seeking another pair of eyes to read over draft resolutions or a push in the right direction to reach out to me. For experienced delegates, I challenge you to consider unconventional solutions and nuanced approaches to tackling the larger issue. While peace talks and optimistic treaties are safe steps in
the right direction, there may be more effective ways to solve an issue. Especially in the high-tension committee of SC, delegates are challenged to make significant decisions for their countries and balance their goals with appeasing the P5 superpowers.
Outside of MUN, I enjoy writing at local cafes, attempting new recipes in the kitchen, or hanging out with my friends. Lately, I’ve been treasuring my time in Taiwan more than ever because the reality of graduating and moving to America is slowly sinking in. MUN has played a significant role in my last year of living in Taiwan, and I look forward to spending my final MUN conference here with TAIMUN!
By sharing the experience of TAIMUN XXI with all of you, I hope to collect another significant memory to take away with me. I look forward to meeting all of you.
Greetings! My name is Matthew Hsieh, a junior from Taipei American School. I am very excited for this opportunity to serve as the Deputy President of the Security Council. I began to attend model nations in 8th grade, but only started to join conferences on a more regular basis in high school.
Back in my first few experiences in MUN, I was stuck in my comfort zone and found it extremely difficult to urge myself to participate in the committee. I always did the bare minimum in terms of participation and rarely had the bravery to express my views on the issue at hand. However, as I gained more experience and took part in many MUN conferences, my improved problem resolution, interpersonal capabilities, and world view allowed me to have the courage to go on the podium at every opportunity. On the whole, MUN has helped me in many aspects, such as breaking out of my introverted shell and acquiring many useful skills that are applicable to real life situations.
As I was once a timid delegate who was intimidated by even uttering a single word in the committee, my mentors were the reason that I am here today serving as a student officer. Therefore, my goal for this conference is to pass it on and assist all the delegates the best I can. For the more inexperienced delegates, feel free to inquire about procedure, conference preparation, resolution drafting, or any aspect relating to TAIMUN XXI. I am a very approachable person, so if any questions arise, please do not hesitate asking for help. As for the more seasoned delegates, use this conference as an opportunity to practice your leadership skills by taking initiative in the committee as well as attempting to form creative solutions that can aid in passing your resolution in this committee.
Outside of MUN, my hobbies include practicing chess, basketball, and volleyball. If you are a sports enthusiast like me, we should have a lot in common. All in all, I aspire to help facilitate a successful TAIMUN XXI conference and meet all of you in a couple of months!