Hello, and welcome to the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee! My name is Alex Zelinski, and it’s an honor to be your chair at the Hofstra University Model United Nations Conference.
I am a senior at Hofstra University, majoring in political science. Originally from New York City, I have found my time here at Hofstra to be an amazing experience. I’ve been a part of Hofstra MUN since its inception in my first year and have competed in every conference our school has attended. Although college is my first experience with Model U.N., I’ve quickly fallen in love and have had a lot of fun dedicating myself to our organization. In addition to being an officer on the Hofstra MUN e-board, I also served five semesters as a senator in the Student Government Association, as well as my current position as vice president of SGA. Some of my other hobbies include following my favorite sports teams, playing tennis, and listening to rock music.
I’m particularly enthused to be chair of this committee, as SOCHUM issues have always been my favorite to discuss at MUN conferences. For this conference, we have two of the most pressing social issues of our time: children in armed conflict and human trafficking. I am looking forward to hearing stimulating debate and your solutions to these topics.
I hope you use the committee’s background guide as a starting point for your research. However, both topics are very in-depth, and I am hoping for the most comprehensive discussion and solutions possible, so I encourage you to dig deeper. I hope you are as excited as I am for our upcoming conference. If you have any questions about the committee, please don’t hesitate to email me. Good luck with your research, and I look forward to seeing you all at the conference!