The Cabinet of the Republic of Colombia

Conflict: The Bolivarian Conflict

Crisis has struck Latin America. Now, President Iván Duque Márquez is counting on his Council of Ministers to protect the people of Colombia. With the economic and political strife occurring in Venezuela, our next-door neighbor, we need to ensure that their crisis does not pour into our prosperous nation. Unfortunately, we have already felt the effects of the crisis. Each day 4,000 Venezuelan migrants cross our border in an attempt to flee. Venezuela has threatened to fire targets on Colombia if the United States should decide to take military action against them. We have already denounced the Maduro government and cut back on our diplomatic ties with them. What’s next? What should be the contingency plan if Venezuela does trigger military operations? How should we address the migrant crisis? Is it better for us to get involved or stay far from the crisis? It is up to you to decide. Take a seat at the table. Welcome to Bogotá.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Cabinet of the Republic of Colombia.

Rachel Pederson
Director General

Rachel is a rising junior studying International Relations with a focus on Environmental Studies and French at American University. She is originally from Edina, Minnesota where she was very active on her high school’s Model UN team. She is a new member of the Lambda Eta chapter of Sigma Kappa Sorority, a swim instructor for kids and dog walker. Outside of school and work, Rachel loves talking about sharks, Minnesota, Kevin Durant and music. She served as a Crisis Analyst for the French Cabinet for AmeriMUNC V, Director of Simulations for WIRC VI and Crisis Director for the Philippines National Police during AmeriMUNC VI. She is beyond excited to be serving on this years Secretariat and cannot wait for February

Jack Quinn
Simulation Director

Jack is a rising junior in the American University School of Public Affairs pursuing a major in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG). He is from the city of Chicago, Illinois, where he participated in Model UN throughout high school, including two years as a head delegate. Jack is currently a member of the AU Model United Nations team and is looking forward to serving as Simulation Director for the second year in a row. In his free time, Jack enjoys studying history, following Chicago sports teams, and watching Game of Thrones seasons on repeat. Jack is excited for an amazing conference and is looking forward to welcoming delegates to AmeriMUNC VII!