I am Lucas Reynolds, and it is my distinct privilege to welcome you to MUNUM XXXI. It is my hope that this message finds you well. Firstly, I would like to say that I am honored to serve as your chair for this session of the African Union. By way of introduction, I am a second-year student in the Ross School of Business studying Business Administration, and I plan on minoring Political Science. I hail from the small town of Jackson, Michigan. Aside from Model United Nations, my interests are quite varied from political activism to mathematics.
I am so incredibly excited for the committee that we prepared for you. The topics are extremely complex, and I am very proud to give each of you the opportunity to discuss these prevalent issues in African politics.
This session of the African Union will run like a committee in the General Assembly. My hope for this session is that you leave a more informed citizen of this globe. Armed with the knowledge to fight the era of post-truth politics in this country and throughout the Western world.
It is indeed a tumultuous time in global (especially Western) politics. Each day brings a new surprise—if that is what you would like to call it. Model United Nations gives you the opportunity to look through the lenses of a perspective that you may or may not have. In my opinion, this is an invaluable lesson that I have taken away from all the committees I have served on.
It is my sixth year of MUN, and it is my third MUNUM. Model UN is a unique and truly life altering experience, so I encourage you to dive into these topics. This committee is open to delegates of all experience backgrounds. Come passionate and ready to debate. I encourage you to email me with questions or concerns.
Best of luck in your preparations. See you in January.
Director, African Union