United Nations Security Council

May 25, 2017

Meet your chair & crisis director

Chair: Kent Hutchison

Dear Delegates,

I am greatly excited to welcome you to ILMUNC Peru! My name is Kent Hutchison, and I will be serving as your Chair for the Security Council. I could not be more excited to chair this challenging and competitive committee, and want to be as accessible as possible in the months leading up to conference.

Come this spring, I will be a senior in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in Finance and Global Analysis. Model UN is a passion of mine, going back to my high school days at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. Last year, I had the great privilege to serve as the Secretary-General of UPMUNC, the University of Pennsylvania’s collegiate-level conference (and ILMUNC’s sister conference). Two years ago, I served as an Under-Secretary-General at UPMUNC 49. This year, I am incredibly excited to be chairing the Security Council at ILMUNC Peru.  

The Security Council serves as the primary decision-making body of the United Nations -- or at least the body that has the greatest authority outside of the diplomatic enclaves in Geneva. Delegates in the UNSC will have to face international issues of the most pressing importance over the days of debate we have lined up. We cannot wait to see how our delegates react to the challenging crises which are sure to befall this committee and even the best-laid plans of its participants.

Here at ILMUNC Peru, we are committed to working every bit as hard as our fantastic delegates. Our staff will strive to ensure that this committee is exciting, difficult, and, more than anything, fun for delegates!

I am extraordinarily excited to meet each and every one of you very soon! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns whatsoever (really, please do!).

Yours in Diplomacy,

Kent Hutchison
Chair, United Nations Security Council

Crisis Director: Lucas Weiner

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the United Nations Security Council committee for ILMUNC Perú! My name is Lucas Weiner, and I will be serving as your crisis director for the ILMUNC Perú.

I'm really excited to be traveling to Perú for ILMUNC Perú. I think that our committee will be very exciting, and I can't wait to see the way that you all use the powers at your disposal to explore the strategic possibilities of foreign policy and international relations. The UNSC is an extremely important body for all the people on this planet, and I can't wait to help you simulate it's intricacies.

As for myself, I am a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. I am studying Economics and Computer Science (most likely), but I also have a passion for international relations that motivates my interest in Model UN. I competed in Model UN all throughout middle school and high school, and I also compete on Penn's competitive team. I hope to use this knowledge to make the most engaging and fun UNSC possible! Be prepared to have a lot of fun and also learn a thing or two.


Lucas Weiner
Crisis Director, United Nations Security Council


Committee Topics

Counterterrorism is a pressing global issue that continues to impact our world today. As part of the UN Security Council, member states are tasked with the responsibility of implementing measures to protect all nations from terrorist activities. Issues that could be addressed include combatting the financing of terrorism, looking into intelligence or military tactics to prevent the formation of terrorist groups, and strategies to disband current terrorist groups. While all member states may have their own established frameworks to address these issues already, it is important for the committee as a whole to come together and serve the global community.