Meet your chair and crisis director
Chair: Wendy Lee
Welcome to the Bonaparte Family Dinner at ILMUNC Peru II! My name is Wendy Lee and I cannot wait to be your chair for this committee. The Secretariat and Staff have been working hard to make this conference the very best. I truly hope that ILMUNC Peru is one of the best weekends of your school year.
Let me first introduce myself: I am from Auckland, New Zealand, a beautiful country that is known for its hobbits and sheep. I participated in Model United Nations throughout high school and have also competed in the college circuit on behalf of Penn. Outside of Model UN, I also consult for non-governmental organizations with the Penn International Impact Consulting group, alongside dabbling in student life through Wharton Council. In my spare time, I love to travel, hike, go to concerts and find delicious cheap eats in every city I visit!
I cannot wait for this stimulating and fun committee. Be prepared to navigate the politics and dangers present in the Bonaparte Family Dinner, and I am excited to see your creativity shine through. Dan Maldonado is an incredibly funny and intelligent person, and we will try our very best to create the best delegate experience for this committee.
It is crucial that you all read the background guide, as it provides important context to the history and economics behind this committee. I also highly recommend you to ponder over your character powers. From personal experience, a great committee is created by prepared delegates, and I am sure that you will contribute to this. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me or Dan. See you all soon!
Chair, Bonaparte Family Dinner
Crisis Director: Daniel Maldonado
My name is Daniel Maldonado and I’m excited to be your Crisis Director for Bonaparte Family Dinner! Given the historical and political backgrounds to this committee, I have high hopes for some creative crisis tracking! From something Game of Thrones-esque to focusing on backroom negotiations, this committee surely will challenge your creative wit.
Before I get to know all of you, here’s a little about myself: I am a senior in the College studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) with a minor in history. Other than Ilmunc Peru, I have been heavily involved with Penn’s IAA since my freshman year. Right now I’m Chief of Staff for COE as well as a traveling member of Penn’s competitive Model UN team, Intercol (now ranked #1 in the country by the way). Outside of the IAA I remain involved in the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal as an executive editor and serve as the Internal Vice President for my fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha. I heavily follow most soccer, or futbol, leagues in the world so if you’re a fan let me know!
It’s my goal to make sure this ILMUNC Peru conference is better than ever! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I’m looking forward to seeing you this fall!
Crisis Director, Bonaparte Family Dinner
Excerpt from Napoleon’s Diary (Translated from French):
January 4th, 1806
After my glorious victories over Austria, Russia, Italy - pretty much every European nation, I feel I am well on my way to becoming king of the world. Throughout these past few years, I have been working hard to conquer all of these lands and because of my extraordinary ability, I have been doing it all on my own. My advisors have been of little help, and my family has not been that useful, but I have not yet needed their assistance.
However, I am starting to feel like my empire is getting a little bit too large. It pains me to admit it, but it looks like with all these provinces and regions, I am getting distracted from what really matters: expanding my empire. I am worried that if I continue to conquer land while forgetting to maintain the areas that I have already incorporated into my empire, my demise will soon follow. My wife tells me that I need to start delegating, and I suppose it wouldn't hurt, but I don't know who I can trust with my land and my power.
I am having my monthly dinner with my family and advisors soon - I've already sent out invitations to them and several potential candidates. They do not yet suspect the importance of this dinner, but I hope that this gathering will give me a good idea of who is worthy of ruling my land. I hope they don't disappoint.