Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the 46 th Houston Area Model United Nations (HAMUN) Conference!
My name is Puneetha Goli, and I have the honor of serving as your chair for the Security Council. I’m am a freshman at Rice University pursuing the pre-med track, and in my free time, I love to make jewelry, try new foods, listen to podcasts, or hang out with my friends.
I started my MUN journey as a sophomore in high school (HAMUN 43) and have been a delegate at HAMUN every year since. I am so thrilled to be returning for a 4 th year as a part of the staff! Throughout my time in high school, I have been able to experience the striking impact of MUN through participating in various city, state, and national conferences, as well as chairing and running conferences. MUN helped me discover my passion for global advocacy through increasing my awareness of world issues and allowing me to think critically in deriving pragmatic solutions. Given the recent global social climate, the need for open discussion and debate seems to be more important than ever, and I encourage you to approach this conference with an open-mind, ready to learn from your fellow delegates.
This year’s committee will be focusing on two topics: 1) territorial disputes in the South China Sea and 2) the abuse of power in law enforcement and establishing accountability across the border.
Keep in mind that the background guides serve to provide a basic understanding of these key topics, however, your research shouldn’t be limited to these documents.
I hope this conference brings about thought-provoking debate and lasting memories. I am so excited to meet you all, and I promise to do my best to make this conference a truly unforgettable and rewarding experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Chair of the Security Council, HAMUN 46