Secretariat

The Secretariat welcomes you to TASMUN!

Jason L

Deputy Secretary-General of Chair Training

Greetings fellow MUNers! As you can probably tell from the title above, my name is Jason. This year, I will be serving as your deputy secretary-general for chair training at TASMUN XI. Alongside Dokyong R., we will be training the chairs to be comfortable with their tasks and procedures so that the optimal debate experience can be achieved. We will also be checking their chair reports so that the delegates will be reading insightful information. TASMUN XI will be my 11th conference and this marks my 6th year participating in the MUN program. Throughout the years, I have made new friends, learned new cultures, and expanded my love for global politics and issues through MUN. TASMUN, without a doubt, does a great job of achieving all of the above. I hope that you are just as excited as me for this upcoming conference!

Dokyong R

Deputy Secretary General of Chair Training

Welcome to TASMUN 2020! My name is Dokyong and I will be serving as a Deputy Secretary-General of Chair Training this year. Jason and I will be working together to guide chairs with their duties and ensure standard committee procedures are followed to develop the best debate environment and experience possible. TASMUN XI will be my 13th conference since starting MUN in 6th grade, and I am very excited to have this opportunity to give back to the community which has allowed me to educate myself on issues worldwide, discuss with passionate delegates and chairs, and brainstorm multilateral efforts while understanding the complexities of our world today. Regardless of your research and public speaking abilities, all you need to participate in MUN are small steps of courage and a passion to learn. I can’t wait to see you all in April 2020!

Nicole S

Deputy Secretary General of Mentoring

Hello, and welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Nicole S., and I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of Mentoring along with Megan B. this year. Our goal is to create an effective mentoring system to support delegates in their process of resolution writing and researching. I am currently a junior at Taipei American School and I have been actively involved in the MUN program since I was in eighth grade. I first joined MUN as a terrible public speaker who needed to learn to speak in front of a crowd; I ended up learning about global issues, proper research methodology, and seeing the world through different political perspectives. With that being said, I hope that this conference can help you discover your own point of view in regards to global politics and I look forward to meeting you all in April!

Megan B

Deputy Secretary General of Mentoring

Hello future TASMUN participants, and welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Megan B., and along with Nicole S., I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of Mentoring. We will be establishing a mentoring system for delegates to ensure each delegate has the resources and support to experience a quality conference full of quality debate, and are so excited to work with all of you to make this possible! On a personal note, I am a junior at TAS and have been actively involved in TASMUN and the MUN program as a delegate, chair, and now secretariat member since 2016. MUN has been an incredibly valuable learning experience for me over the past four years and I’m looking forward to another amazing conference with all of you in 2020!

Erica C

Deputy Secretary General of Administration

Hi, welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Erica C., a junior at Taipei American School. It is an absolute honor for me to serve as your Deputy Secretary General of Administration along with Lucy K. and Rachel S.. My job in administration is to organize the logistics of the conference. Together, we will ensure the whole conference is well planned and runs smoothly, in order to create an atmosphere for the best performance of all participants. In administration, the power of collaboration is our key to a successful conference that helps us achieve different possibilities. With that being said, I genuinely hope to create a memorable conference this year where you could take a step forward to envision the world for a better tomorrow. I look forward to a wonderful TASMUN XI with you!

Lucy K

Deputy Secretary General of Administration

Greetings! Welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Lucy K. and I am a junior attending Taipei American School. I will be serving as a Deputy Secretary General of administration for publications along with Erica and Rachel. Our goal this year is to ensure that the conference progresses without any issues and to create a friendly environment for delegates to actively be involved. MUN is not just a one time conference where you cooperate with other delegates to create a comprehensive resolution. In fact, MUN is a chance and opportunity for everyone to make an impact, regardless of big or small, in our current world. As a DSG of TASMUN XI this year, we look forward to seeing delegates actively participate in the conference to create a better world for the future generations.

Rachel S

Deputy Secretary General of Administration

Hello, and welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Rachel S., and I will be serving as one of your Deputy Secretary Generals of Administration along with Lucy and Erica. I began participating in MUN in 8th grade as a delegate at TASMUN, and I have been actively involved with the program ever since. MUN is unique in its ability to transform not just ourselves, but the world itself. Personally, MUN has opened my eyes to many aspects of the world previously unknown to me and cultivated my passion for social justice and feminism. I sincerely believe that this year’s TASMUN will be a forum of open discussion on the relevant issues of our time, and develop each participant’s speaking, researching, and debating abilities. With that in mind, I implore each and every one of you to make your voices heard, and amplify the voices of those who do not have the same privileges as we do.

Derek C

Deputy Secretary General of Committees

Hello! I’m Derek C., a junior at Taipei American School. I will be serving as the Deputy Secretary of Committees and will be focusing primarily on specialized committees. It has been a great honor and privilege watching our TASMUN conference evolve over these past years, and I can’t be more excited to share TASMUN XI with all of you guys! I still remember attending my first TASMUN, waiting eagerly to enter the Disarmament Committee as the enthusiastic delegate of Nepal. Since then, my years in the MUN program has only furthered my interest for politics, international affairs, and different cultures in general. It is only appropriate that for our 11th inaugural TASMUN, we reflect on how to create a world that represents the opinions of everyone fairly and equally. Indeed, by the end of this TASMUN, we seek to give everyone a new insight into the wealth of missed opportunities and how to seize them in the future. I look forward to an extraordinary TASMUN XI. Carpe Diem!

Ryan K

Deputy Secretary General of Committees

Hello friends and welcome to TASMUN XI! My name is Ryan K. and I am a junior attending Taipei American School. I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of Committees. My task alongside Kai and Derek is to ensure that debate runs smoothly and all participants are actively participating to solve their committee issues. Don’t be surprised to see us running around and assisting chairs, delegates, and pages that are involved in our conference. Being a big supporter for education, I hope TASMUN XI serves as an eye-opening learning experience where you hone your skills of public speaking, research and negotiation. I look forward to seeing you in April!

Kai Yuan M

Deputy Secretary General of Committees

Greetings and Salutations, my name is Kai Yuan M. and I will be serving as one of three of your Deputy Secretary Generals of Committees in TASMUN XI. My job, along with that of my two other colleagues will be to establish and maintain quality debate, and performance by all delegates, and chairs involved. As our job covers a wide range of activities, we look forwards towards assisting and working with both chairs and delegates alike to guarantee the success of the conference, while both meeting and exceeding our expectations for an informative and professional debate setting. As an avid debater, speaker, and MUNer I personally cannot wait to try to establish TASMUN XI as the best conference as humanly possible!

Natalie S

Deputy Secretary General of Press

Hello! I am Natalie S., a junior at Taipei American School, and I will be serving as your Deputy Secretary General of Press and the Editor in Chief of The TASMUN Times. My job entails supervising and supporting contents Middle School students create as well as publishing and printing the TASMUN Times. I began my MUN journey in 8th grade at TASMUN and my journalism journey in 9th grade. As a student-journalist, I am also the Managing Editor for Print for TAS’ highschool newspaper, The Blue & Gold. Throughout the years, I have quickly developed an interest in both MUN and journalism and linked it together through my interest in global politics and international affairs. I hope that through the TASMUN XI conference, you will make your voice heard and bring the change to tomorrow!

Baltazar Zuniga R

Technology Director

Hello, I am in charge of updating the website. This my second year as technology director, and it’s nice to once again have the opportunity to update the TASMUN website.