Joint Cabinet Crisis (JCC) – Advanced Committee

Unlike regular Model UN committees, the JCC takes place in a more dynamic and fast-paced debate environment with each Member of the Cabinet representing a specific portfolio and having access to a wider range of tools e.g. directives, press releases, etc. JCC topics are extensive and of a diverse nature – topics can be historical, security-based, economic or even environmental. In OxIMUN, the JCC will involve three cabinets and will be run as a typical UK-style crisis.

Crisis: The First Crusade

Your Crisis Directors

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Kiwan Richard

Kiwan started dabbling with MUN back when he was in college; as a respite from the textbook rigour of A-Levels. With enthusiasm, he started his own MUN society in his college, as the MUN scene exploded in his native Malaysia. Cutting his teeth in crisis the first time he did MUN, he is a veteran of the genre – having directed and staffed various crises throughout the UK in his experience. 

Kiwan reads Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. He enjoys the infamous English weather, reading Tolkien whilst listening to Gregorian chants, and shouting ‘DEUS VULT!’ whenever he can!

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Sultan Kazi

Sultan has been active in MUN since 2010 and is a veteran of 45 MUN conferences, including over 20 crises. At the University of Surrey, he studied Law and International Relations and went on to co-found the Model UN Society in 2014. Sultan’s hobbies include photography, learning about history and playing the occasional video game (preferably open world in a historic setting).

Sultan looks forward to directing one of OxIMUN’s best crises yet and is eager to meet you should you run into him at the conference!

Your Crisis Chairs

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Jack Cross

I’m currently studying history at the University of East Anglia, focusing on 19th century European diplomacy. This is my third year of involvement with Model United Nations and it is my second time chairing a Historical Crisis Cabinet. Crises offer delegations a fantastic opportunity to think as creatively as possible, while delving into the detail of a historical setting. It is a great honour to be a part of the OxIMUN team, having attended the conference last year as a delegate, I cannot wait for this year’s installment.

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Martin Kirsch

Martin is a third year History and Politics student at the University of York, who has participated in several conferences in the past year, immediately developing a love for crisis. Apart from MUN, Martin enjoys running, reading about modern history, and occasionally writing about films in York’s student newspaper. He also likes memes and occasionally complains about the quality of British bread.

As chair of the Byzantine cabinet, Martin will do everything to consolidate and extend the Empire’s power in the region and beyond. He looks forward to seeing delegates develop crazy and creative strategies, and to actively shape the world they will encounter in this crisis. Martin is looking forward to meet all of you in Oxford and hopes you will have a great time.


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Atakan Yadurkul

Studying History BA at the University of Nottingham, Atakan Yurdakul is a first-year international student coming from the lovely coasts of the Republic of Turkey. Organising, directing and chairing various types of crisis committees all around the world, he is dedicated to put his passion for history and experience in MUNs to a good use as the chair of Seljuk Turks cabinet in OxIMUN’18.

Atakan is proud of his tie & socks and historical newspapers collection and enjoys reading and travelling in his free times. Fairly excited about his role, he is eager to meet you all in October.

Your Crisis Backroom Staff

Tiziana Maria Antonietti

Zoe Braddick

Annie Hartley

Luke Ho

Sharif Kazemi

Stefan Mijic

Nikolaus Vertovec

Scott Williams

Rebecca Windsor

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