The Panama Canal Authority

Welcome to the Panama Canal Authority, a place known for connecting two sides of the world. For years, the Authority has provided a stable point of trade for the whole world to use. Without the canal, billions of dollars in shipping would not be recorded. Simply put, the canal has, and needs to be, a center of international trade. That’s where the Panama Canal Authority comes in. The organization must figure out how to exert its administrative power and stand up to the corporations that threaten to take over international waters. Chairman Roberto Roy awaits your innovative solutions as to how the canal can continue to be the focal point of world trade. Will recent political movements affect the canal? Can the Authority stand up to external pressures? The world awaits your decisions.


Position Papers

Position Papers are not required for the Panama Canal Authority.

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!