Published on February 10, 2019
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Syrian Arab Republic
This committee begins in early January, 1973. It has been nearly 6 years since the Syrian Arab Republic lost the Golan Heights to and was militarily humiliated by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967. Syria’s history has been fraught with political instability from constant coups and rewriting of constitutional charters. This committee will start by debating the newest proposed charter, spearheaded by President Hafez al-Assad. How can this committee craft a new, permanent constitution that will bring stability and prosperity to the country? Once Syria is strong, will it be able to retake the Golan Heights that it lost?
Topic A: Establishment a Permanent Constitution
Topic B: Stabilize and Strengthen the Nation
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates:
Welcome to JHUMUNC XXIII! My name is Michael, and I will be your chair for the Syrian Arab Republic. This year will be my fourth year working on a JHUMUNC committee. Last year, I was chair of Maduro’s Cabinet and before that, a dais on both standing and specialized committees.
I am currently a senior at Johns Hopkins, majoring in neuroscience and minoring in Accounting and Financial Management and Psychology. On campus, I am a brother in both the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the national community service fraternity, APO. I am President of the JHU Global Water and Engineering Brigades chapter, a writer for our medical journal HMR, and a member of the Consulting Club. I also work as a TA for Introductory Computing and as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Outside of school, I love swimming and scuba diving.
Historically, the Syrian Arab Republic has struggled to maintain economic and political prosperity. It will be your job to shape a nation that is respected both internationally and domestically. The Syrian Arab Republic has great potential to be a major player in Middle Eastern politics, and I hope you will create a state that is a force to be reckoned with.
Exceptional delegates include those that adapt well to crises, support their peers, listen to others’ ideas, introduce creative and thought-provoking ideas, back their claims with data/research, and debate eloquently. Most importantly, I hope you will have fun and grow both personally and professionally.
If you have any questions about this committee, Johns Hopkins University, or anything else, please do not hesitate to send me an email. I look forward to working with you all in February!
Chair, Syrian Arab Republic