Futuristic General Assembly
Topic: Palestine Israel Conflict, 2030
Throughout the Levant, Middle East, and the international community in general, The Palestinian Israeli conflict has been an escalating and developing issue with nations clearly taking either side while others have chosen to claim neutrality even though the application of said neutrality has not been as consistent as it should be.
There are a number of dates that are very significant to the conflict including the 1938 Nakba, 1967 Naksa, and the two Intifadas (Uprisings) in 1987 and 2000 each, among other important dates, marked a time of unease and distortion in the region and took many lives with it from both sides and other involved individuals as well. In our committee, we will be tackling the results of the latest Intifada that started in 2029. It is a crucial moment in time to evaluate the situation at hand taking into consideration the latest developments and to make plans to move forward in the conflict.
In HMUN 2019’s Futuristic General Assembly, you will be tasked with evaluating the current situation on the ground as well as possible future steps that can be taken to improve the stability of the the political situation. In addition, the committee will be heavily focused on improving the quality of people’s lives and addressing the current problems that citizens are facing on the ground. The history of the conflict is very important but will not be the highlight of our debate.
On behalf of the Futuristic General Assembly, please allow me to send you our warmest regards and welcome from the future! My name is Nadine Bahour and I will be your Director for this Futuristic General Assembly on the Palestinian Israeli Conflict in 2030 for HMUN 2020.
I started my Model United Nations journey in middle school as an eager delegate and went on to represent several countries, direct committees and serve on my high school’s MUN board. My latest MUN experience was serving as an Assistant Director for the Historical General Assembly in HMUN 2019.
I was born and raised in Ramallah, Palestine which is why this topic is near and dear to my heart and I am very excited to combine my home, my love for MUN and Harvard all together! Here at Harvard, I am a sophomore (second year student) living in Leverett House and quite undecided on a concentration yet. However, MUN has sparked an interest in Government and Public Policy that I will definitely ensure to include it in my education somehow. Beyond academics, I am involved in another MUN conference launching this summer, HMUN Dubai, Palestine Solidarity Committee, and the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club.
A little bit more about me, I love all things food, whether it is exploring new places and cuisines (please send any recommendations my way) or eating at the same place three time a week and even doing some cooking or baking myself (my bar for that is pretty low- do not burn the kitchen). I am also trying to learn some French so if you feel like brushing up on your French or giving me a quick quiz, please feel free to-who does not love embarrassing themselves in public? In addition, I love travelling and exploring new places so please tell me about your hometown or favorite destination!
For now, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concern, worries, or recommendations between now and the conference. I cannot wait to meet you all in January and embark on this journey in the future together!
Director, Futuristic General Assembly