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Reassessing the role of the international community in meeting the challenges posed to global peace & security.

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Conference Faculty Advisor: Dr. Syed Rashid Naim

Dr. Syed Rashid Naim is a Principal Senior Lecturer in the Political Science Department at Georgia State University. He earned his Master’s degree in International Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India. He earned another Masters in International Relations from the Australian National University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Naim has taught and held research positions at the Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University in the UK, at the University of California Santa Cruz, and Union College in upstate New York. He has been with the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University since 1993. Dr. Naim’s areas of research and specialization are International Relations, religion and politics, Middle East politics, international relations of the Middle East, South Asian politics and Nuclear Proliferation.

Opening Ceremony Guest Speaker: Ms. Micaela Siraj

Ms. Micaela Siraj is an alumna of Georgia State University's Model United Nations team and has previously served as the Secretary-General of the Conference in 2015. Ms. Siraj graduated from Georgia State University in 2015 and is the recipient of numerous awards at national and international Model United Nations conferences. She currently works at the International Rescue Committee Atlanta (IRC) as a Resettlement Assistant and will be our Guest Speaker for the Opening Ceremony. We are elated to have our Secretary-General emeritus returning as a Guest Speaker this year!

Closing Ceremony Guest Speaker: Dean Sara Rosen

Ms. Sara Rosen is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University. Ms. Rosen comes to Georgia State University from the University of Kansas, where she served most recently as the interim provost and executive vice chancellor, and previously as senior vice provost of academic affairs. At Kansas, she provided key leadership in areas including undergraduate curriculum reform, undergraduate support services, graduate education, academic program review, strategic planning and implementation, promoting growth of impactful research, and campus-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.

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GSUMUN Secretariat

Rohit Sadarangani


Xan-Rhea Bilal


Adrienne Schuchman

Assistant to the Secretary-General

Ian Fowler

Deputy Director-General

Ebenezer Eyasu

Assistant Secretary-General

Clarissia Bourdeau

USG of Training and Crisis Management

Hassaan Rangoonwala

USG of Conference Services and Security

Robert Christopher

Chief of Staff

Directors at Large

Raya Siddiqi


Chakier Francis


Sofia Siraj


Patrick Netherclift


Kassi Conley


Joash Thomas


Scott Leavitt


Zachary McKoon


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Georgia State University Model United Nations Conference 2017

Secretary General: sg@gsumun.org

Director General: dg@gsumun.org