GENERAL ASSEMBLY I:
DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Chair: Ken Miao (DIS)
Co-Chair: Weiwei Chao (PAS)
Hello, delegates! My name is Ken Miao, and I am a senior at Dominican International School. I am the Vice President of DISMUN and this is my twelfth conference. It is my honor to be serving as your chair in General Assembly 1 for the upcoming HSINMUN conference. I attended my first MUN conference in ninth grade, which is considered late compared with my MUN friends. Regardless, I fell in love with the MUN spirit. I enjoy speaking to a crowd and working on research and debate materials with fellow delegates. I hope I can ignite or preserve the spark that you have with MUN conferences as your chair. Something about myself, my hobbies are listening to music, reading comics/manga, and binge-watching TV shows. I am an experienced swimmer. I have been competing in swim meets since second grade. I am the current DIS’ swim team student coach. Those of you who participated in TISSA swimming might have seen me coaching my team, and some of you might have competed with me. As a chair, I always make sure the committee atmosphere is friendly yet serious. I will do my best to assist with any questions you might have about the committee issues, resolution/amendment writing, and public speaking. I will also be your friend and fellow nerd to talk about anything comic and TV show-related topics. I look forward to meeting you all. Thank you!
Honorable chair, fellow delegates, and most esteemed guests, I’m Weiwei Chao, currently a sophomore at Pacific American School (PAS). I’m honored to serve as the Deputy President of General Assembly 1 at HSINMUN XVIII. I started my MUN journey when I was in 8th grade, and have been actively participating as a delegate. Inspired by the spirit and passion MUN created, I’ve since sought to learn more about global issues that the world is facing today. Getting involved in such meaningful events, I believe, is the best decision I’ve ever made. Eventually, my charing experience started in high school, and I became the chair for our school’s MUN club. With seven conferences and chairing two, I was able to gain valuable skills and a deep understanding of our world. Throughout these years, MUN allowed me to become confident and prompted me to step out of my comfort zone. Other than improving public speaking skills and knowledge about the issues, I believe the most essential element of MUN is awareness and inspiration. Thus at HSINMUN XVIII, I will assist every delegate in GA1 and make this experience memorable and insightful. See ya!