Alexander Curtis

Secretary-General

Alex is reading for a BA in Geography at St. Catherine's College, and is also the Secretary-General of OxIMUN 2017. This means that he has overall responsibility for the management, organisation, and delivery of one of Europe's most prestigious university-level MUN conferences.
 
Model UN is of particular interest to Alex. Through participating in MUN conferences; it is possible to meet new people from across the world, develop a broad range of skills, and gain a greater sense of intercultural awareness. Resultantly, in this time of significant global change and uncertainty, it is perhaps more important than ever that as many people participate in MUN as possible.
 
Having been the Social Events Officer for OxIMUN 2016 and Treasurer of the Oxford University United Nations Association (OUUNA), Alex is very familiar with the culture of OxIMUN. Using this knowledge, he hopes to make sure that this year's upcoming OxIMUN turns out to be the best session of the conference that has ever taken place!

Theo Cornish

Director-General

Theo is a second year undergraduate reading History at Trinity College. As Director General, he works alongside the Sec-Gen to make sure that the logistical, financial and personnel requirements of the conference are met to ensure that the conference runs smoothly.

Theo first got involved in MUN four years ago after attending his school's conference, and since has attended ones which have taken him across the world. For Theo, the connections which MUN has enabled him to make around the globe is one of its main attractions, as well as the ethos of collaboration and negotiation that stands behind it, which contrasts sharply with the inflexibility of conventional debating.

Outside term-time, Theo has been heavily involved in delivering teaching programs covering topics from English language to BP debating, both here in the UK and in the Far East. He hopes that this experience in helping to manage and plan such programs will help him to deliver the best possible OxIMUN experience!

Theo Cornish

Director-General

Theo is a second year undergraduate reading History at Trinity College. As Director General, he works alongside the Sec-Gen to make sure that the logistical, financial and personnel requirements of the conference are met to ensure that the conference runs smoothly.

Theo first got involved in MUN four years ago after attending his school's conference, and since has attended ones which have taken him across the world. For Theo, the connections which MUN has enabled him to make around the globe is one of its main attractions, as well as the ethos of collaboration and negotiation that stands behind it, which contrasts sharply with the inflexibility of conventional debating.

Outside term-time, Theo has been heavily involved in delivering teaching programs covering topics from English language to BP debating, both here in the UK and in the Far East. He hopes that this experience in helping to manage and plan such programs will help him to deliver the best possible OxIMUN experience!

Benjamin Clingman

Under Secretary-General Social Events

Ben is currently in his first year of an undergraduate history degree at St. Catherine’s College. He is the Under-Secretary General for social events, responsible for organising the fantastic range of social opportunities on offer at OxIMUN 2017.

Social events are an incredibly important part of every MUN experience: they allow delegates the chance to form lasting friendships with students from every part of the globe in an informal setting outside of committees. They are also a chance to make the most of what can often be brief trips, and take advantage of everything Oxford has to of all who visit.

With considerable chairing experience, and having served on numerous secretariats, including as Secretary-General for CLSMUN 2015, Ben is well versed in the world of MUN. Building on past experiences, he hopes to ensure that every aspect of OxIMUN is a truly amazing and memorable experience for every delegate attending.

Roxy Orloff

Under Secretary-General Press and Promotions

Roxy is in her first year reading for a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Hugh's College. For OxIMUN 2017 she has the role of Under-Secretary General for Press and Promotion, meaning she works mainly on social media encouraging people to take part in OxIMUN.

Press and Promotion is a core part of MUN, allowing delegates to stay on top of news and information, and also allowing them to relive the memories for years to come.

Having only taken part in MUN once before as a delegate, she's a newcomer to the organisational side of MUN and is excited to get to know everyone involved, develop her role and see what OxIMUN is all about! She hopes everyone is welcomed as warmly as she was, and that the delegates all have as lovely and interesting an experience as possible.

Roxy Orloff

Under Secretary-General Press and Promotions

Roxy is in her first year reading for a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Hugh's College. For OxIMUN 2017 she has the role of Under-Secretary General for Press and Promotion, meaning she works mainly on social media encouraging people to take part in OxIMUN.

Press and Promotion is a core part of MUN, allowing delegates to stay on top of news and information, and also allowing them to relive the memories for years to come.

Having only taken part in MUN once before as a delegate, she's a newcomer to the organisational side of MUN and is excited to get to know everyone involved, develop her role and see what OxIMUN is all about! She hopes everyone is welcomed as warmly as she was, and that the delegates all have as lovely and interesting an experience as possible.

Michael Shao

Under Secretary-General Personnel

Michael is reading for a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, at St. Edmund Hall, and is also the Under Secretary General of Personnel for OxIMUN 2017.  This means that he is responsible for the recruitment of all on-day staff and volunteers, as well as the interviewing and selection of committee chairs.  In addition, Michael will manage the selection of committee topics and the creation of background guides.  
 
Michael has been involved with MUN for seven years now, as a delegate, chair, and previous secretary general. He attended OxIMUN 2016 as a delegate, and looks forward to seeing many of the chairs and delegates he met then at this year’s conference.  Outside of the OxIMUN secretariat, Michael serves as the Oxford University United Nations Association External Conferences Coordinator and Debating Officer.   
 
In his free time, Michael likes to write mildly controversial opinion pieces, compete in triathlons, and daydream about Elon Musk.  If you have any questions about chair applications, please feel free to reach out to Michael at personnel@oximun.org!
 

Konstantin Friege

Under Secretary-General Committees and Communications

Konstantin is currently reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics in his first year at St. Catherine's. He is the Under-Secretary General at OxIMUN 2017, responsible for all external communication with prospective chairs and delegates. In effect he will be your first point of contact for the whole conference. In addition, his role encompasses committee assignments and allocations.

It is very crucial that every participant has all the details they require to attend the conference successfully and leave with an experience for life. Knowing what is expected of delegates and prospective delegates, as well as dealing with the application process efficiently is what allows a Lage conference like OxIMUN to run smoothly.

With MUN experience at 12 different conferences, including having served on two secretariats, including as Head of Communications for the 500-participant MUNISS 2015, Konstantin knows the ropes of MUN and he hopes to ensure that the organisational part of OxIMUN is smooth, and the conference an engaging experience, for every attending delegate.

Konstantin Friege

Under Secretary-General Committees and Communications

Konstantin is currently reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics in his first year at St. Catherine's. He is the Under-Secretary General at OxIMUN 2017, responsible for all external communication with prospective chairs and delegates. In effect he will be your first point of contact for the whole conference. In addition, his role encompasses committee assignments and allocations.

It is very crucial that every participant has all the details they require to attend the conference successfully and leave with an experience for life. Knowing what is expected of delegates and prospective delegates, as well as dealing with the application process efficiently is what allows a Lage conference like OxIMUN to run smoothly.

With MUN experience at 12 different conferences, including having served on two secretariats, including as Head of Communications for the 500-participant MUNISS 2015, Konstantin knows the ropes of MUN and he hopes to ensure that the organisational part of OxIMUN is smooth, and the conference an engaging experience, for every attending delegate.

Michal Tarnowski

Under Secretary-General Logistics

Michal is reading for BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, and is the Under-Secretary-General of Logistics and Operations. His responsibilities include the organisation of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, creating the delegate guide, as well as providing rooms for the committees' work. He will be also responsible for recruiting and managing a group of volunteers who will ensure the smooth course of the conference.

It was during his first MUN conferences in Poland when he got the idea of studying at Oxford. He attended different conferences both as a delegate and as a chair. He always appreciated the knowledge about specific countries and policies which he acquired through the preparations as well as during the debates. Moreover, the great network of interesting people who he met at MUNs has given roots to many friendships which last till today.

Michal is very interested in education. He is the head of the foundation Project Access Poland which provides Polish high school students with free educational consultancy focused on Oxbridge applications. He believes that MUN conferences have a great educational potential and wants to ensure the best possible environment for the work of delegates.

Abhishek Agarwal

Under Secretary-General IT

Abhishek is a first year undergraduate studying Physics and Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall. As the Under Secretary General for IT, he is responsible for all matters technology.

 Proper use of technology is central to any conference and makes lives easier for everyone. 

 Having participated in many Model UN conferences as a delegate and as part of the secretariat, Abhishek will use his experiences to make sure that you have a wonderful time at OxIMUN.

Abhishek Agarwal

Under Secretary-General IT

Abhishek is a first year undergraduate studying Physics and Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall. As the Under Secretary General for IT, he is responsible for all matters technology.

Proper use of technology is central to any conference and makes lives easier for everyone. 

 Having participated in many Model UN conferences as a delegate and as part of the secretariat, Abhishek will use his experiences to make sure that you have a wonderful time at OxIMUN.

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