Rohan Gupta has the honour of serving as the President for DCMUN 2020. As President, Rohan will be leading his team to plan and execute 2 DCMUN conferences this year and he hopes that they will be unforgettable experiences for everyone attending. He is an Indian student currently studying in Year 12 at Doha College. Extremely interested in ongoing matters in the world today, Rohan is an intellectual and inquisitive learner, and MUN has enabled him to develop his confidence, ability to express his thoughts on world issues coherently and cohesively. Not only that, but he believes MUN is the single best activity for preparing today’s students to be future leaders in our world as well as the strongest platform to sharpen the youth into forces of reformation. Through his experience, passion and commitment, he has endeavoured to take MUN beyond the walls of a debate room, to offer a new perspective on global affairs to students in his community. Moreover, Rohan is extremely devoted to helping in the community and has been actively involved with service clubs and projects in NGOs globally. In addition to this, he hopes to pursue a career that incorporates his traits in decision making and leadership, to further his humanitarian efforts and interest in global governance. Rohan looks forward to meeting and welcoming you all at our conference!
Raha Khorasani will be honorably serving as your Secretary General for this year’s ODTC and DCMUN. Ever since joining MUN in 2016, Raha has been constantly inspired by the community of MUN-ers who have shined light on various issues across the world. She finds the passion and intelligence in a committee of debaters exhilarating and thus wanted to become part of the team who provides this experience for other people. Raha is an open-minded individual who has an intuitive passion for learning. She hopes to be a friendly and approachable figure for all delegates and participants in this years’ conference to interact and engage with. Another one of Raha’s aims this year is to create a platform where the words we write on a resolution can truly turn into action whether that is through community service or workshops. So if you have any ideas on how we can enrich our MUN experience and help out the community please do not hesitate to contact her. She is extremely excited to share this year’s experience with everyone attending the conference and hopes your experience will be an unforgettable one.
Deputy Secretary General
Nour Maarouf, is a year 12 student, who is honoured to serve this year as Deputy of the Secretary General. Nour started her MUN journey in year 9 where she instantly loved the debating world as she watched intellectual delegates speak eloquently about the issues surrounding the world. MUN has widely impacted Nour’s personality as she became more confident, resilient and independant. Nour is always so exhilarated to see students all with different backgrounds unite to discuss a certain agenda, and she thinks that it’s truly fascinating that each person debates the issue from their nations perspective rather than their own. She believes that this causes them to bloom into open-minded individuals. Nour’s goal for DCMUN this year is to motivate young delegates to courageously speak their mind and also shape them into ambitious delegates as they develop their social and communication skills. Her hope is to keep DCMUN enjoyable while remaining both political and professional and to educate them about issues that are going on to prevent ignorance. Nour is eager to share her experience with the delegates and she plans to dedicate her time and effort to better the club as a whole and ensure a real difference is made, not only in committee halls but outside too.
President of the General Assembly
Over the course of the upcoming year, Nalin will be honorably serving as this year’s President of the General Assembly. His passion and drive for MUN ignited about 4 years ago, and that very same spark he once had still resides within him. It is his guarantee to all those attending, that he will give anything and everything it takes to make this year’s DCMUN as successful and remarkable as possible. His concern for society is displayed by his involvement in NGOs, and his desire to expand MUN beyond its current borders. With his current position in the Big 4, he understands the degree of responsibility he has to undertake in the following year. However, he isn’t one who backs down from such a task, and is assured to perform his role professionally, as well as make it a point to ease everyone else’s role by giving his own valuable input and contributions. Finally, Nalin’s goal is clear: provide everyone with the best possible platforms to bring forth change and drive to society. He recognizes the significance of empowerment to the youth, and strives to make this platform accessible and enjoyable for all.
Head of Communications
Noureldin Ali’s passion for MUN conferences blossomed in Year 9. After entering his first conference, as a delegate, he quickly fell in love with the idea of acting like a diplomat of a foreign nation, lobbying to strengthen resolutions, and debating to challenge ideas and reinforce others. Around a dozen conferences later, he was honoured with the opportunity to create change in a club with a long-standing heritage, like none other in Qatar, and one that had always stuck very closely to its traditions, but in his eyes, perhaps a little too much.
One of Noureldin’s aims is to create a platform to showcase the talented individuals partaking in MUN conferences, with the hope of bringing light to the immense effort and passion they put into their craft. Another of his aims is to publish all of the passed resolutions at the end of each DCMUN conference. He hopes that, with this, we can better showcase the high-quality solutions, to the vast issues of today’s world, curated by the delegates attending these conferences. Concluding with his aspirational dream of having these resolutions reach the eyes of the powerful individuals at the United Nations, inspiring them to act on these issues.
Head of Admin
Akash Deshmukh, a Year 12 Doha College student, is currently the head of Admin for DCMUN. With a passion for organization and planning, he provides DCMUN with a sense of structure and sophistication. With a passion for excellence, he, alongside his admin team members, provide a backbone to the DCMUN conferences, ensuring that the days run smoothly as possible. Akash aims to elevate the DCMUN conference experience by using his skills in graphic design, team leading, communication and more, to best solve the logistical problems faced by organizing a conference of such a grand scale while simultaneously ensuring that the quality of the conference is never compromised. He is a valuable member of the team that is consistently providing insight and ideas that push the conference to the high standard that they are and hopes to use his experience from this endeavour to continue with high-level organization and planning.
Deputy Head of Admin
Deputy Head of Admin
Head of Press
Sabah Imran is a student who is acting as Head of Press this year. She has been partaking in MUN since 2016 and took a strong interest in press after studying photography as an IGCSE course. This gave her an interest in journalism and photography which encouraged her to apply for this position. As head of press, her role in the conference is creating a pre-conference booklet, post-conference booklet and a video of the conference itself – alongside the Deputy Head and the rest of the team. She would recommend press as a good role in MUN, as it gives an overview of the whole conference and is a vital part of it. Sabah believes that her involvement in MUN greatly helped her in many areas, such as public speaking and group work; for these reasons she strongly encourages others to take part in DCMUN – as she credits it for a lot of useful skills she has gained.
Deputy Head of Press
Alexander Taylor is the Deputy Head of Press for DCMUN for the year of 2020. As Deputy Head, Xander must overlook the production of certain parts of the conference while also helping the Head of Press whenever he can. He must also try and make the life of the Big 5 as easy as possible. He has been taking photos for a large portion of his life and discovered DCMUN in 2019 where he was part of the photographers’ section of the press team. Alexander really enjoys the culture of MUN as it is very fast moving for his position and challenges him in new areas of media and photography, helping him strive towards his dream career. MUN consistently provides him with opportunities to learn new skills and practice on programs he has never used before. He has always wanted to have a leadership position, and now, with the help of MUN, he has finally found something he loves. He is doing everything to make sure he does the best job possible, to provide a seamless press and design experience for DCMUN.
Chairwoman of the Club
As this year’s Chairwoman of the Club, Ailsa Cameron has the honour to oversee and organise the weekly meetings for MUN. Although not directly involved in the conferences, Ailsa has the vital task of ensuring that each and every delegate is prepared and confident in themselves before entering the debate rooms, allowing them to optimise their experiences and have as much fun and enjoyment as possible.
With many exciting and invigorating activities planned for this year, Ailsa hopes to inspire younger students to join the club and get a taste of what MUN has to offer, providing the opportunity for every delegate to experience the exhilaration and rush of adrenaline whilst debating. She hopes that the club will help to spark ideas and motivation for young people to rise up and speak for what they believe in, and invoke a change in the world, as well as educating about relevant world issues.
It is with this prospect of excitement and motivation that Ailsa is enthusiastic to have a productive and dynamic year, hoping that each delegate will experience something long-lasting and memorable!
Deputy Chairwoman of the Club
Serving as Deputy Chairwoman for this year’s ODTC and DCMUN, Giulia Pinna hopes to create an enjoyable, challenging and educative atmosphere within the DCMUN Club. Throughout this year, Giulia has the essential task of working together with the Chairwoman of the DCMUN club in order to ensure that all delegates, admins and press are confident and ready for conferences.
Giulia’s aim for this year is to create an enjoyable experience within the club through new and exciting activities, inspiring speeches and lively debate. She hopes that by making the club a more stimulating experience and giving students a taste of how wonderful, exhilarating and dynamic MUN is, more students will take part. She also hopes to show students how interesting and crucial debating world issues and sharing solutions to them is in order for us to create a better world.
Giulia is excited to take on this role and hopes that she will motivate those who haven’t already joined MUN to do so, provide an enjoyable and productive atmosphere for all attending students and create memorable experiences each week.
Co-Head of DCMUN Impact
Over the course of the following year, Shreyas Venkatesh has the honor and privilege to serve as the Head of MUN Impact for DCMUN. His eagerness towards MUN was ignited in 2016 when he had partaken in his first DCMUN conference as a delegate. Since then, Shreyas has been a diligent member of the MUN community, and now continues his MUN journey with this distinguished position.
One of Shreyas’s aims is to tackle the issues that plague the world we live in today. With the support of the DCMUN Executive Team, he will implement his ideas to enforce the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through various community projects around the country. In doing so, he wishes to spark some innovation and transform Qatar into a more sustainable country for future generations. Ultimately, with his post as the Head of MUN Impact, Shreyas hopes to not only be the benefactor of change but to also inspire change in the community by taking initiative and involving the community in various projects. Lastly, as a member of the Executive Team, he has and shall continue to support the rest of the team in all their activities, assisting in the process of creating a phenomenal conference.
If you have any suggestions to improve DCMUN’s impact on the community, please don’t hesitate to contact Shreyas or any other Executive members. Finally, he does not doubt that with the prowess of the Executive Team, this will be an exceptional year.
Co-Head of DCMUN Impact
President of the International Court of Justice
Abdullah Abbassi, a student in year 12, is serving as President of ICJ in DCMUN this year. His passion for debating and politics encouraged him to attend his first conference as advocate in 2018, and since then he continued to be an advocate a numerous amount of times – in many different conferences. Abdullah believes that his participation in MUN has helped him gain public speaking and leadership skills, for these reasons he encourages joining MUN – as the skills learnt from it are helpful, valuable and applicable to many other situations. His aim this year as President of ICJ is to encourage more students to participate as advocates; he believes that he, with the help of his deputy, can create a fun, welcoming environment in ICJ where advocates can debate confidently and feel rewarded for their work. Abdullah strongly encourages participation in MUN this year and looks forward to seeing you all at the conference!
Deputy President of the International Court of Justice
Xiangtong Liu is honoured to serve as this year’s Deputy President of ICJ in DCMUN. She sees MUN as a great way of exposing the youth to global issues, providing a platform for collaboration, and enabling personal growth as an individual. She believes in the power of MUN to inform, inspire, and empower the youth to be proactive and take action. Through her involvement in global programs and NGOs, she wants to use her passion and enthusiasm to bring MUN to more young individuals worldwide.
Since Xiangtong started participating in ICJ committees across various conferences, she became absorbed in the intriguing debates and the meticulous research essential to give cogency to her arguments. This has evoked her strong passion for ICJ and she hopes to expose this committee to more students in the DCMUN community this year. She also looks forward to assisting the President of ICJ in running a smooth and successful ICJ committee.