Letter from the Chair
Welcome to HAMUN 46! It is my pleasure to chair the Brazil: Bolsonaro's Cabinet crisis this year. I hope the two days of this conference prove to be engaging and beneficial for all of you. This may be your first crisis. Or it just may be your first crisis in an online setting. Whatever it may be, all of us staffing for HAMUN want to ensure that all of you can grow and thrive in your roles as delegates. As chair of this committee, I encourage all of you to make the most of the circumstances to learn and to develop your skills. Don’t be afraid to ask questions as this online format is also a new experience for many others. Don’t be afraid of failure or making mistakes. It’s the best way to grow!
My name is Maryn Kunthara and I will be serving as your chair. I am currently a sophomore Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of Texas at Austin. Model UN was a great formative experience for me in high school and it proves to be fruitful to this day. I have a passion for history and politics which was developed and honed by my experiences in Model UN. No matter what you decide to pursue in life, Model UN can make a lasting impact on you if you let it. I’m very excited to watch all of you grow over the course of the two days, no matter how experienced you are. Again, please make the most of it and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!
This Brazilian crisis topic lives in a modern-day setting, which is greatly advantageous to the depth of our debates. Unlike certain historical crises where the depth of possible arguments and solutions is limited to what you know about that historical period and region, a modern-day crisis allows you to utilize current day affairs to provide in-depth arguments, and the modern-day rapid exchange of ideas, goods, and people between countries allows for this crisis and its effects to impact countries far beyond the borders of Brazil. I’m very excited to see what you all can make of this crisis and I can’t wait to see you all at the conference!
Chair of the Brazil: Bolsonaro’s Cabinet crisis
HAMUN 46, 2020