Joint Crisis: War of the Roses – House of Lancaster (Red Rose)
As England continues to recover after a century of war with France, it is time to focus on retaining control of a crown that is rightfully our’s. The House of York will do all they can to delegitimize our rule, but remember that the future of the House of Lancaster and even England is ultimately at stake. As we fight to maintain our control, we must also consider the health of our king, public sentiment, and potential allies or enemies beyond our shores.
Topic A: Trouble at the Court
Topic B: Power struggle in England
Background Guide: Now Available!
Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Conference! My name is Jake Morris and I am looking forward to serving as your chair for the House of Lancaster as we fight for control of England during the Wars of the Roses. Get ready for an exciting weekend!
I am originally from New Canaan, Connecticut which is a suburb of New York City. In high school I spent two years participating in model UN and absolutely loved my experience, going to several Ivy League conferences and a ten-day conference in The Hague, Netherlands. I am currently a junior at Hopkins double majoring in International Studies and East Asian Studies with a minor in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability. I was recently accepted into a five year BA/MA program in International Studies with Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). After that I hope to pursue a career in international climate policy. Besides my involvement in JHUMUNC, I am a leader in our outdoors club, a tour guide, and a member of Reunion and Homecoming Ambassadors. In my free time I love to run, hike, bike, or just be outside!
Last year I was a dais for Quad British Navy and loved the interplay with other committees and the historical aspect of the committee. Historical committees force you to take a different perspective and approach your challenges from very different angles. Compared with standing committees, crisis committees force you to think on your feet and always plan one move ahead. I have been involved in several historical crisis committees in high school and college and am therefore very excited to lead you in this committee.
As a joint crisis committee we have substantial interaction with the House of York committee so it is important that delegates have a thorough understanding of the Wars of the Roses. Be sure to work to maintain Lancasterian control of the throne and take advantage of the diverse motivations and abilities of your character. If you have any questions about the committee, JHUMUNC, or even Hopkins, please feel free to contact me. I’m looking forward to a great conference.
Chair, House of Lancaster
Johns Hopkins University 2019