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Joint Crisis: Indo-Pakistani Conflict, 1999
Republic of India
Just a few months ago, India and Pakistan signed a peace agreement. Now, Pakistani operatives have been found to have infiltrated the Indian border and forced us to declare war. While our country must fight to maintain control over the Kargil region, we must also resolve the discontent within our coalition government if we are to project an image of a powerful India to the rest of the world.
Committee Topics and Background Guide
Topic A: Collapse of the Coalition Government
Topic B: Struggle for Control of the Kashmir region
Welcome to JHUMUNC 2019! My name is Caitlin Loh, and I am very excited to serve as your chair for India as we fight with Pakistan for control of the border. I hope to see some exciting debate and maybe even a few battles!
I am from a New Jersey suburb called Middletown, which is in central Jersey (and yes, that exists!). In middle school and high school, I participated in the YMCA Model UN conference and became an officer for my delegation. This is my third year of JHUMUNC and my first as a chair. In previous years, I was a dais for Quad British Royal Navy and the Brazilian Federal Senate of 2015, so I have experience with all kinds of Specialized committees!
I am currently a junior at Hopkins majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This year, I am spending my fall semester at King’s College London with the Hopkins exchange program! Outside of JHUMUNC, I am on the board of the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance and play on the Hopkins Quidditch team. I love to spend my free time watching movies with my friends and reading a good book. After graduate school, I hope to become a genetic researcher and eventually work as a genetic counselor.
In our Joint Crisis Committee, we will be focusing on both internal issues and conflict with Pakistan. As a delegate, you should thoroughly understand the political goals of your position and think about how India can maintain control of the border. Crisis committees are fast-paced and extremely fun, and good preparation can only improve the experience!
If you have any questions about JHUMUNC or Hopkins, please feel free to contact me. I can’t wait to see you all in February!
Caitlin Loh Chair, Republic of India
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