Published on February 10, 2019
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Brexit: House of Commons (2018)
On June 23, 2016, over 17 million UK citizens cast their vote in favor of leaving the European Union, a political and economic union of 28 member states dating back to the mid-20th century. In the months since, Brexit negotiations have seen intense debate and little compromise. It is now July of 2018 and members of Parliament must embark into uncharted territory to arrive upon an appropriate course of action for this unprecedented challenge. Elected members of the House of Commons will be tasked with representing their constituents widely varied perspectives, all the while facing deadlines that loom in the not so distant future. This committee will operate alongside Brexit – Her Majesty’s Government (2018).
Topic A: Britain’s Exit from the European Union
Topic B: A Post-Brexit Future
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
Welcome to JHUMUNC XXIII! My name is Amanda Donoghue and I will be serving as your chair for Brexit – House of Commons (2018) this coming February. This General Assembly will work closely with a Crisis committee in a unique structure that is brand new to JHUMUNC. I’m looking forward to exploring such an important topic in this style of MUN in this committee.
I am currently a senior studying Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. On campus, I’m involved in planning special events for prospective students at the Undergraduate Admissions Office. I’ve also been serving as Vice President of our national community service organization for the past year and a half. Though I’m originally from northern New Jersey, I have come to love Baltimore and I try to spend as much as my free time getting out and exploring the city.
As a freshman, the Hopkins Model United Nations Team (HopMUN) was the first student group I joined. I had never been to a conference at the time, but I quickly found an incredible community that taught me to succeed at college MUN over the past four years. I first joined the JHUMUNC staff last year as a member of the dais for the Organization of American States. My time in MUN will be coming to an end with this year’s conference, so I am especially excited for an engaging and memorable weekend.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns that might arise while you are preparing for the conference. I’d love to hear from you and I’d be happy to help however I can. See you all in February!
Chair, Brexit: House of Commons (2018)