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First National Assembly of Greece: Write a Constitution, Fight a Revolution


Director: Michael Jenuwine

Assistant Director: Greg Graham

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Greetings Delegates, 

Welcome to MUNUM XXXI! I am Michael Jenuwine, your intrepid Director, and I, along with my highly esteemed Assistant Director, Greg Graham, present to you The First National Assembly of Greece: Write a Constitution, Fight a Revolution. 

As a bit of background about myself, I hail from Troy, Michigan, where I attended Troy Athens High School. I’ve been involved in Model UN for the last 8 years, both as a delegate and as conference staff. If you attended MUNUM last year, you may have seen me running around with reams of printer paper or sternly preventing you from bringing food or drink into Rackham Auditorium. Currently, I am a senior in the LSA, studying Economics and Mathematics, in that order. Aside from MUNUM, I am the President of M-Economics, an economics-focused academic organization, and the Director of Logistics of blueMUN, the university’s competitive MUN team. 

The Greek War for Independence was a critical event in a transitional period of European history, foreshadowing the long lasting impacts the Age of Nationalism and the Eastern Question would have on Europe. This committee offers opportunities for discussion on a great breadth of topics, and I am excited to see the direction you will take it. 

If you have any questions about this committee, research, MUNUM in general, or trivia questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to meeting you all come January.

Respectfully Yours, 

Michael Jenuwine 

Director, First National Assembly of Greece 

majenu@umich.edu

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Hello Delegates,

My name is Greg Graham, and I will be an Assistant Director for this year’s committee simulating the First National Assembly of Greece. On behalf of all our committee staff, I would like to welcome you to our committee at MUNUM XXXI! I am very excited for the debate that this year’s topic will foster, and look forward to working with all of you.

To briefly introduce myself, I am a senior from Ridgefield, CT concentrating in Finance at the Ross School of Business with a Minor in History. This is my fourth year participating as a member of staff for MUNUM. Last year, I was the Director of our Spanish Civil War JCC, and in prior years I have been a general crisis staffer and an Assistant Director of our English Civil War JCC. Outside of the conference, I am also the President of the Michigan Political Union, a debate society on campus, Director of Training for BlueMUN, Michigan’s competitive MUN team on the collegiate circuit, and a member of Para Consulting Group. If you have any questions about any of those organizations, the Business school, or life at Michigan in general, you are welcome to reach out to me. Additionally, I am a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and of course the Michigan Wolverines, so feel free to talk sports with me over the course of the conference.

This year, as Michael noted, our committee will be focusing on the beginning of the Greek War for Independence and the establishment of a new, independent Greek nation. This is an exciting time, marking the beginning of the end of Ottoman control of the Balkans and the start of a wave of national independence movements that would change the trajectory of Europe. I am excited to see you work together to restore the cradle of Western civilization to independence and provide it with a strong foundation for future success. As the director of crisis for this committee, I will be working to keep the experience fluid and engaging for delegates, and I am optimistic that this experience will be rewarding and educational for you. If you have any questions, please contact me at gpgr@umich.edu.

See you in January!

Best,

Greg Graham

Assistant Director, First National Assembly of Greece

gpgr@umich.edu