Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General
Designed for the most experienced delegates attending the conference, the Ad-Hoc committee amplifies the impromptu crisis driven elements of a typical Specialized committee at JHUMUNC by changing one important aspect of the committee: the topic of the committee and delegate positions will not be released until shortly before the conference. As such, delegates will have to be fast and creative with problem solving, scheming, and strategizing in order to make up for the greatly reduced preparation time. Since this a committee in which pre-conference preparation and research is impossible, qualified and experienced delegates who are interested are encouraged to submit an application for the Ad-Hoc committee. Ideal candidates include head delegates (or other club/team officers) and juniors/seniors with extensive crisis committee experience. Ultimately, the topics of the committee, its timeframe, and who it is composed of have all been designed with the goal of making the Ad-Hoc committee a fast paced and competitive environment in which an equalized level of preparation will allow for delegates’ Model UN skills to be put to the test.
- Please do not apply before registering and paying registration fees!
- If selected, accepting a position on the Ad-Hoc committee requires a delegation to give up a position on a different specialized committee.
Letter from the Chair
Welcome Delegates to JHUMUNC XXI
My name is Artur Barkan and I will be your chair for the Ad-Hoc committee this year. I am currently a rising sophomore studying International Studies looking to focus on international security. Last year I was the Dias for Ad-Hoc and would love to continue working with this committee. This year for JHUMUNC I am the chair for Ad-Hoc as well as the Director of Specialized Committees.
My hometown is Voorhees, NJ which is about a half hour away from Philadelphia, so please do not bash Philly sports. Besides my main studies at Hopkins, I am a captain of the club swim and water polo teams as well as a white water kayak instructor for the Outdoor Pursuits program run by Hopkins. If I am not in the water I am probably trying to catch up on movies or listen to any music out there.
Naturally the committee topic secret, but I can talk about the nature of the committee. This is expected to be an extremely fast paced committee. What course of action is taken will be fully determined by the delegates. Delegates are expected to be ready to face any challenges thrown at them through crises throughout the conference. Feel free to send me any questions about the nature of Ad-Hoc, JHUMUNC, or Hopkins in general.
Ready to see you all in best committee at JHUMUNC,