Alphabet Board of Directors
Even though Alphabet is merely 20 years old, Alphabet stands poised for greatness. Our newly-formed conglomerate has our eyes set on every imaginable technological product; from cars to thermostats to cellphones, and in each of those markets, Alphabet has found a way to dominate. However, with great power comes great responsibility. There are still many challenges that lie ahead. Fierce debates rage in Washington over the size and scope of companies like ours; the AI revolution is on the horizon, and not many are prepared for its consequences; Google is still banned from doing business in China. Should Alphabet bend it’s morals to gain access to soon-to-be the world’s largest economy? How should user data be used? Can Alphabet stop the anti-monopoly storm forming in Washington? Members of the Board, set your eyes towards the Pacific. Do you have what it takes to dominate the world economy? Or will the world’s most powerful internet company fall to its knees?
Position papers are not required for the Board of Directors of Alphabet Inc.
Meet the Dais
Zarina Neff is a second year student at the American University in the School of International Services. She is majoring in National Security with a regional focus on Eurasia. Zarina is also minoring in Global Health because she believes that a country cannot have peace and security without a healthy populace. Besides focusing on her studies, Zarina is also the president of the Central Asian Club here at AU, a member of AmeriMUNC and WIRC, and an active member at The Security Network at AU. Outside of school, Zarina enjoys looking through Instagram’s high fashion accounts on her free time. She is also one proud Uzbek girl and loves telling people about Uzbekistan! Fun fact, if she was not majoring in IR, she would be studying Neurology.
Erik Hansen is a sophomore from Setauket, NY. At American, Erik is pursuing a Justice and Law major in the School of Public Affairs and a minor in Communications in the School of Communication. Before coming to college, Erik had never done Model UN. But since coming to American, Erik has staffed AmeriMUNC and WIRC. Erik is extremely excited to chair the Alphabet Board of Directors at AmeriMUNC VI and he can’t wait to meet and work with all of the delegates in committee!
Mike is a junior at American University in the College of Arts and Sciences where he is majoring in Economics with a minor in International Relations and Art History. Mike has been a member of the senior crisis staff for AmeriMUNC IV and AmeriMUNC V, and is presently the Senior Crisis Director for AmeriMUNC VI in the Asia: Technology Goldmine overseeing both the Apple and Alphabet Board of Directors committees. Having been on the Model United Nations team at American for the past three years, Mike is now serving as the Assistant Head Delegate for the travel team. When not engaging in Model UN, Mike can be found avoiding his school work by staring at sports statistics in his room and hoping one day he will be the next Paul DePodesta (hint: he will probably not). If you have any prop bets on absolutely anything, he is all ears. Mike also likes to believe he is the best Kanjam player this side of the Mississippi, which is false, but let him have it.