UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL CHAIRS:
IGNACIO CORROTO GALLARDO, Spain
Recently graduated in the double bachelor of Law and Business in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, España, Ignacio is a passionate munner that has participated in more than 10 conferences including PIMUN, LIMUN and WorldMUN and winning 3 Best Delegates in the process, among other awards.
Former President of UAMIMUN, the MUN society of his university and founder of the Autonomous University MUN, Ignacio is willing to bring all his experience to Sarajevo Model UN (his last conference before leaving the good student life and starting to work) to make this MUN a life-changing experience to the delegates.
NIKOLA XAVIEREFF, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nikola is a third-year International Relations student, currently studying abroad at the Heidelberg University as an Erasmus+ scholarship recipient. He has not been home for a year, so he would like to share with you his thought that in order to be the best in what you do, you should love it. Besides his passion for world affairs, politics and intercultural disciplines, Nikola also has a keen interest to Arts, which has made him travel all across Europe, to explore museums and painters.
Let this conference benefit from you, and vice versa, make tomorrow a better day by finding solutions, friendships and ideas today. As Kennedy once said, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”
KELLI-ANNE TIM, Canada
Kelli-Anne Tim was born in Johannesburg, South Africa before she immigrated to Toronto, Canada when she was four years old. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at York University in Toronto. Currently, she’s studying her Masters in History, Political Science, and Sociology at the University of Siegen in Germany. An enthusiast of a great variety of things from rock music to classic literature to dungeons and dragons to politics and history, she has enjoyed her first year in Germany immensely. With a historical narrative around every corner, she is grateful to be able to explore it all.
UN WOMEN CHAIRS:
BORI GYENGE, Hungary
Bori Gyenge is from Hungary,. She is currently a senior at the American International School in Sarajevo. Her parents are diplomats, thus she has been exposed to international politics from an early age. Her interest in MUN was sparked three years ago during her freshman year. Since then she has been attending multiple conferences around Europe: in Bratislava, Istanbul, and Rome. These lively and thought-provoking experiences paved the way to the Chair position she now holds in UN Women. She plans to study combination of political science, economics, and law. MUN serves as an excellent stepping stone for anyone with such ambitions. She is ecstatic to form new friendships and she is looking forward to making this conference a valuable experience for every delegate in UN Women!
RANIA SOHAIL, Pakistan
Rania Sohail is a recent graduate from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and while she majored in International Economics, history and culture has always intrigued her for its beauty, depth, rich past and immense contribution to our present lives. This is why she chose Museum of Islamic Art which overlooks the spectacular skyline of Doha for her photo introduction. It represents Shared cultural strength, traditional value, and most importantly the perfect blend of past meeting the future which, oddly enough, illuminates hope in her opinion. Taking a walk along the Corniche (Doha skyline), reading in the MIA park and enjoying different collections from the 1400 year old artifacts it has, Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is one of Doha’s gems, which she considers her second home.
EUROPEAN COUNCIL CHAIRS:
ŽIGA GOLOBIČ, Slovenia
Žiga Golobič is a student of International Relations and a history enthusiast that is quick to read but reluctant to write, always on the lookout for fresh perspectives and ideas with which to challenge the prevailing order of things. Having worn a wide variety of hats in the world of Model UN and Model EU, he is very grateful for the diversity of experience that has brought me, especially as I always welcome the chance to engage in an argument regardless of the topic of conversation – he tends to enjoy the journey much more than the destination. Outside of his simulated life, he enjoys photography, cooking and exploring the far reaches of new media.
BEATRIZ RUIZ DE CORTÁZAR SENRA, Spain
Beatriz Ruiz de Cortázar is a student of the Laws Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Born and raised in Galicia, Bea first discovered Model United Nations experience when she was at high school and, since then, she has continued participing in different spanish and international conferences. Passionate about human rights and terrorism and security-related topics, she has represented a wide variety of countries, being awarded twice as Best delegation and once with and Honorable Mention.
NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL (NATO) CHAIRS:
MIHA TRSTENJAK, Slovenia
Miha Trstenjak is a postgraduate student of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Apart from traditional IR themes, with an emphasis on IR theories, his research is becoming increasingly focused on social and political dimensions of scientific development and human understanding of technology. Currently, Miha’s pastimes include reading books about pirates and playing video games.
HAIYING WANG, Belgium
As a third-year student in communication sciences, this is more or less her 10th MUN. Though she’s quite new in the secretariat world. You’ll immediately see why once you know that she’s got way more party-animal awards than the diplomacy award. For her, MUN is more about living that intense madness to the fullest, about enjoying that passionate clash of diversities, about opening up yourself entirely to be inspired and blown away, about sharing the best you’ve got with each other and making memories of a lifetime.
MILAN JOVANOVIĆ, Serbia
SHAMBHAVI CHOUHAN, India
Shambhavi Chouhan is a second year social sciences major at the Amsterdam University College. She is passionate about MUN Conferences as well as writing which presents her with the brilliant opportunity with being the deputy editor in chief at Sarajevo Model UN. She is currently the international editor of Red Pers and works as the Assistant Editor for the Bombay Review.