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President: Mark Kuo (IBSH)

Dep. President: Jewel Wang Chen (IIS)

Greetings, experts and fellow participants of HSINMUN XV!

I’m Mark Kuo, a senior studying at the International Bilingual School at Hsinchu Science Park. It is an honor to be able to return to serve as your President of APQ! After being introduced to MUN as a seventh-grader, I have accumulated 20 conference experiences. The facilitation of compromise, the building of knowledge, and MUN’s self-evidence as the stage where anyone can prove their potential continue to fuel my unceasing passion for international relations. As a chair, I hope to fulfill my dedication to those values. This year, I’ll be your expert chair on topic 902: addressing the failure of the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties (SALT) between the United States and Russia. Apart from MUN, I’m also an aficionado of musical theatre, biology, and Star Trek. Through problem-solving, intense research, and dauntless public speaking, I hope to witness the fruits of your work as experts in achieving consensus, simulating the political dynamic I love most about MUN. I wish you all the best of luck.

My name is Jewel Wang Chen, a junior at I-Shou International School. It is my pleasure to serve as the deputy president of the Advisory Panel. I first heard about the concept of Model United Nations when I was in middle school. Ever since then, I’ve been intrigued by such role play: conferences attended by students around the globe, discussing current global issues just like the actual United Nations. Perhaps like many of you, I was wonderstruck during my first ever MUN conference. I couldn’t be more fascinated by the fact that these high schoolers were able to develop in-depth analysis of current issues, establish a stance of a certain nation, while confidently come up with solutions that could potentially heal the world. These are the qualities of a leader of tomorrow, and qualities that we shall possess through our MUN journey. Thenceforth, I urge all of you, as the leaders of tomorrow, to take on a role in solving global issues, whether it is a simple POI, a speech, or just simply opening yourself up during lobbying. With that being said, I look forward to see you all at HSINMUN XV!