The AmeriMUNC VI Press Corps


Reporters, grab a notepad, a pen, and a camera. A new world order is dawning, and you hold the power of what the world will and won’t know. The old powers of the 20th Century are weakened, resentment is growing towards the United States, and Xi Jinping is positioning China as the antithesis of the west. The upcoming conflict between the new and old powers casts a shadow over the world like a skyscraper on a city at dusk. Whether you’re reporting on behalf of the New York Times, Al-Jazeera, or Folha de S. Paulo, the world’s information is at your fingers. Choose what you report carefully. It could change the world forever.


Position Papers/Pre-Conference Editorial

In lieu of a position paper, all delegates in Press Corps are required to write and submit an editorial one week prior to AmeriMUNC V. Select one of the background guides from another AmeriMUNC committee and write an article on that committee’s topic from the perspective of your assigned news media organization. Be sure to take into account the audience and biases of your news organization. Your paper should be a minimum of one full page, double spaced, in size 12 Times New Roman font. At the top of the page, include your name, school name, news organization, committee, and topic.

The deadline for editorial submissions will be Friday, January 25th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Editorials should be emailed to your Editor in Chief. The Editor in Chief will take the quality of the pre-conference editorials into account when deciding awards.

Meet the Dais

Angelica Chavez

Angelica is an undergraduate at American University in the School of International Service. This coming year, she’s serving as the Chair of Press Corps. She is a member of the International Crisis Management University College cohort. Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, she participated in National Honor Society throughout high school and was a the Treasurer for two years. When she’s not in the library stressing over school work, she enjoys reading cheesy spy novels and going to the various Smithsonian Museums.

Aaliyah Charania

Aaliyah is an undergraduate at American University studying Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) in the Politics, Policy & Law Program within the School of Public Affairs. During high school, she participated in MUN from sophomore year on, attending VAMUN at UVA each year. This past semester, Aaliyah has served as a chair in a general assembly committee at American University’s WIRC where she also presented public speaking tips. When Aaliyah is not doing MUN, she is likely planning events for American University’s Presidents Council of Diversity and Inclusion as a member of the Student Advisory Council, promoting the Black Wellness Coalition, or working at Life Pieces to Masterpieces. Aaliyah is originally from Virginia and is always willing to talk about Richmond’s cool art scene as well as backpacking parts of the Appalachian Trail!

Danny Lehmann

Danny is an undergraduate at American University in the School of International Service. In high school he competed in speech and debate, and since coming to American he has competed on American University's Model United Nations Team. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Texas, since arriving in the East Coast he has been trying to find good Tex-Mex food. Danny is a brother of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and the Chief Internal Officer of the American University International Relations Society, and in his free time he loves to read. He can't wait to make AmeriMUNC VI a truly unique and exciting experience!