joint crisis committee

Topic: The Satsuma Rebellion

The JCC is a committee like none other; run with a custom set of Rules of Procedure, the committee is divided into two separate blocs which are run independently, yet operate on the same issue and timeline. The fast-paced and unpredictable nature of the JCC ensures that all delegates will most definitely be kept on their toes throughout the conference. Diplomacy, compromise, decisiveness, and even some clandestinity will be imperative for success in the battle of wits that is the JCC.

Beginning in 1877, the Satsuma Rebellion is best known for its final battle on the muddy fields of Kagoshima where the samurai made their desperate last stand against the Japan’s new Imperial government. Faring about as well as any army can be expected to against 60-to-1 odds, every last one of the warriors perished. This disastrous ending can be attributed to a variety of factors, the greatest of which was the Imperial army’s greater influence and ability to equip its soldiers with modernized weapons from the West. Thus, from the beginning, the scales were heavily tipped to favour their victory. However, in the interest of fairness and not affording one bloc a huge advantage, this huge difference will be mostly disregarded. On much more even footing this time, the samurai and the Imperial government will once again be pitted against each other. As with any other Joint Crisis Committee, the pace will be fast and important decisions will need to be made with speed as both sides work to fight the other, deal with strife hurled at them from fickle trading partners, and protect certain committee members from assassination. Delegates will need to remain cool under fire – the Satsuma rebellion is certainly no place for anyone who will panic when faced with high stakes!

 To qualify for awards, delegates must email their respective position papers to jcc@surreymun.org before 11:59 PM on January 31st. 

BACKGROUNDERS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

Daisy Liu
Director

Now in her 12th year at Fraser Heights secondary, Daisy Liu is delighted to serve as your Crisis Overlord for SurreyMUN 2019. Despite initially being a little leery of entering a room full of scary, loud people, she quickly got over her apprehension and thus began an obsession that has carried her through the four years of high school. However, it wasn’t until the grade nine that she discovered her true passion – historical crises. In her spare time, Daisy enjoys taking pictures of her adorable Holland lop, playing viola in her chamber group, and writing overly sad short stories that eventually disappear in the mess that is her Google Drive. She will meet everyone in the Satsuma rebellion, so be ready for a turbulent ride.

Alan Zhuang
Bloc Director

Alan is a grade 11 student attending Fraser Heights Secondary and is excited to serve as the chair of JCC at SurreyMUN 2019. Ever since the first time he raised his placard in grade 9, Alan has found MUN to be a fun medium for debate. The social aspects of MUN are also very alluring; from tackling global issues with new found friends to outmanoeuvring enemy blocs, MUN has managed to intrigue Alan every step of the way. Outside of MUN, you can expect to see Alan listening to music, spending “a little” of his time playing video games, raising his IQ through watching “Rick and Morty,” and searching across Vancouver for the best steak available. Alan looks forward to a weekend of co-operation, discussion, and fun at SurreyMUN 2019.

Hooshang Moghaddam
Bloc Director

Hooshang Moghaddam is a senior at Port Moody Secondary. Hooshang has taken part in Model United Nations since Grade 10, having attended eight different conferences throughout his career. As a Bloc Director, Hooshang plans to create a fun, innovative committee program that helps introduce new delegates to the exciting world of Model UN, while providing fulfilling debate for experienced delegates. He looks forward to meeting delegates from across the Lower Mainland at SurreyMUN 2019.

Andy Jiang
Chair

Andy Jiang is a senior student at Fraser Heights Secondary and is ecstatic to serve as one of the Chairs for JCC at SurreyMUN 2019. Since his very first conference, the aroma of placards, note papers, and complimentary hotel pens have completely seduced his time and interest. Aside from his commitment to MUN, Andy can be found hyping up for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, attempting to top his personal high score on the Google Chrome dinosaur game, or intensely watching the newest episode of Masterchef Australia. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran delegate, Andy cannot wait to greet everyone at SurreyMUN and promises to provide an experience to be savoured.

Evelyn Gondosiswonto
Chair

Now in her senior year at Fraser Heights Secondary, Evelyn Gondosiswanto is delighted to serve as your chair for JCC at SurreyMUN 2019! After venturing into high school as a naive grade 8 student, she quickly became enamoured by the world of Model UN and has never looked back ever since. Whether it comes to chugging caffeine in midnight crises or repeatedly banging gavels on tables, each and every experience never fails to bring a warm smile to her face. Outside of Model UN, Evelyn is usually fiddling away on her violin or annoying her friends by making (Ho)listic science puns. She wishes delegates the best of luck at SurreyMUN and looks forward to meeting everyone at the conference!

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