The 2077 Global Resource Crisis - Russia in Conflict?
We. Have. Failed.
Decades from now, humanity continues to pay the price of the collapse of the ecosystem worldwide.
Crop failures, radical climates, frequent weather extremes. All has led to the fall of society as we know it.
Nations across the globe struggled to adapt, some joined together in megastates, others collapsed completely.
In this simulation, you will control a faction in what used to be the Russian Federation. What once was, no longer is.
What will you do? Bring order, sow chaos, or strike out for your own? The choice is up to you, in BIMUN 2023’s Crisis Cabinet Committee.
Let us introduce to you Thomas Veenstra who will be your Crisis Director! Thomas is 24 years old and is working at the Province of Fryslân in the Netherlands.
He is a recent graduate of the MA in International Political Economy and loves everything to do with political economics, international governance, and fountain pens. Before that Thomas studied the MSc PPE and the BA of International Relations, all in Groningen. Next to that, he worked as a Schuman Trainee for the European Parliament, interned at the Dutch government, and was part of the board of TEIMUN.
It will be Thomas’ second time attending BIMUN and he already loves the opportunity to give this year’s delegates an unforgettable experience!
Kean Ooi is a half Belgian half Chinese business student from Malaysia who is studying in Brussels and was previously a member of the KU Leuven Model UN Association.
He has a passion for International Politics, Astronomy, dancing salsa badly, and of course MUNing. He has been a dedicated MUNer since high school, attending 15 conferences across Asia, the Middle East, and of course Europe. As BIMUN 2018 was Kean's very first university-level conference he is more than looking forward to returning to his second MUN home and his second favorite conference (just behind KU Leuven's own conference, definitely no bias).
This is Wendy Dewit who is 23 years old and studying at the KU Leuven in Belgium. Wendy has recently graduated with her MSc in International Politics and she is currently studying for her MSc in Statistics and Data Science.
Wendy joined KU Leuven Model United Nations (KULMUN) in 2018 and has spent three years on the Executive Board of KULMUN as Secretary, President, and Conference Manager respectively. Wendy is currently fulfilling her 3-year mandate on the Governing Board of KULMUN.
In her free time, Wendy enjoys hanging out with her friends and reading fantasy books. This will be her third time attending BIMUN and she couldn’t be more excited to provide the best crisis experience for the delegates.
Our crisis backroom is also joined by Stijn Servaes, who recently graduated with a Master of Business Engineering at the KU Leuven.
Stijn started doing MUN at the start of his university career at KULMUN back in 2016 and has continued loving it ever since. For the past few years, he has been chairing conferences around Europe and is mainly interested in crisis committees.
Stijn loves the dynamic aspect of crises; the sense of urgency it adds by changing the context of debates is something that few MUN committees can speak of. He has a deep love of (military) history and is thus beyond excited to help craft a captivating, futuristic crisis together with the rest of the crisis team allowing you the opportunity to shape the world of our descendants. What-if's, uncertainty and building tension are the core to the experience.
To quote Stijn directly:
"I am sure you will enjoy it!"
Elena-Mari Dorna is a 19-year-old student from Leuven, Belgium. She will be one of your crisis chairs for BIMUN 2023.
Her first-ever conference was BIMUN 2021 and this is her first chairing experience, so this will be a full-circle moment for her! Elena-Mari joined her home association, KULMUN, two years ago and since then she has become a real crisis-lover.
When she is not doing MUNs, you can find her reading books or being a full-on theatre kid. She loves languages and next year she will study English and Spanish at the KUL.
She is so excited to meet all of you and hopes this will be a crisis you’ll never forget.
Daryl Tiglao will be one of your crisis chairs for this year’s BIMUN conference.
He comes from Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, where he studied law. After that, Daryl spent his early career journey doing a few jobs before currently working for a company involved in the renewable energy industry. Daryl spent his MUN time doing conferences across numerous cities and countries, participating in a varied range of committees. He took part in Crisis committees both as a delegate and as chair, for the latter recently doing it at KULMUN 2023.
This will be Daryl's first time participating at BIMUN in Bonn, and he hopes to help making the conference a great experience for all who attend!