Historical UN Security Council (HSC) – Advanced Committee
The HSC simulates the UNSC in a historical setting, with a similar organisational structure and purpose as the UNSC in its current form. The HSC will discuss matters that were brought to the attention of the UNSC in the past, such as the Korean War, the Suez Crisis, the Israel-Palestine conflict and various post-decolonisation wars, among others.
Topic 1: 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War
Topic 2: 1971 South African Occupation of South-West Africa (present-day Namibia)
Your Historical Security Council Directors
Alex is a first-year law student at Exeter College. He’s been doing MUN since 2015 in both Singapore and Australia, although this will be his first foray into the European circuit. He’s chaired the UNSC twice before, and as a delegate has been on an unbroken BD streak since 2016, most recently winning Melbourne MUN in June 2018.
He’s always been interested in peace and conflict studies, and his own experience as a conscript has made him a firm believer in pacifism. Outside of MUN, he enjoys penpalling, is involved in two start-ups, and is currently trying to learn Italian.
David-Jan Bosschaert is a young professional currently posted as Attaché at the Permanent representation of Belgium to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, Austria. His Belgian-Filipino background brought him to speak a broad range of languages and to develop a keen interest in geopolitics in both Europe and Asia. He obtained his Advanced MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy studies from the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) in 2016; he also holds an MA and BA in Law from the Catholic University of Leuven and a BA in History from the University of Namur.
His MUN career spans 6 years and over 50 conferences, of which he chaired over 30. David-Jan had the privilege of chairing repeatedly at several conferences, including London International Model United Nations (LIMUN), HolylandMUN, LVMUN, YorkMUN, DurMUN, BerlinMUN, NapoMUN and his home conference of KULeuven Model United Nations (KULMUN) to name but a few. As a delegate he also won a Diplomacy Award at Harvard WorldMUN 2014 on behalf of the KULMUN team; he was glad to return the favour when serving as their Faculty advisor during their very successful participation in Harvard WorldMUN 2016.
David-Jan was awarded the inaugural Oxbridge Chairing Award back in 2015, given jointly by Oxford International Model United Nations (OxiMUN) and Cambridge University International Model United Nations (CUIMUN): he has chaired at both conferences continuously since 2013.
Pedra is currently reading medicine at King’s College London. Born in London, she has spent majority her youth living in Middle East, which was where her long intimate relationship with MUN began. Since then, Pedra has participated in numerous conferences around the world as either delegate, chair or secretariat member, including OxIMUN, CUIMUN and LIMUN. Additionally, she has done internships at the World Health Monitoring Centre and Medecins du Monde UK.
When she has free time, which is quite rare these days, she likes to take long walks around London with her dog, until the rain comes, then she’ll sit home and watch Netflix with him #relationshipgoals.