North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) – Intermediate Committee

NATO is a military alliance consisting of 29 Member States across North America and Europe, with a purpose of guaranteeing the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. NATO’s activities include consultations and decision-making on regional security issues, crisis-management operations and missions and defence capacity-building. NATO also makes decisions by consensus. In OxIMUN, this committee will simulate the annual NATO Summit where decisions on policies, the admission of new members and partnerships with non-NATO countries are made at the highest level.

Topic A: Sharing NATO's Budgetary Burdens

Topic B: The Future of Transatlantic Strategic Cooperation

Your NATO Chairs

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Isabelle Heinemann

Isabelle is a ‘citizen of nowhere’ currently reading International Relations and History in her final year at University of London SOAS. She has recently been focusing on historical Crisis simulations in MUN, whose dynamic elements she would now like to introduce to other committees. Isabelle is interested in paradigms of trust in international negotiation, global security issues and the politics of demography. Her special interest in NATO goes back to an academic exchange to Istanbul, where she worked with a former Turkish representative on evaluating data regarding a possible correlation of public opinion and alliance reliability.

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Sunny Chen

Sunny is a second-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at Merton College, Oxford (the oldest one!). Originally from China, he is currently the Events Officer for the Oxford University United Nations Association. With both domestic and international MUN experiences, he received the best delegate award at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute MUN in Ukraine in July this year. He is excited for his first chairing experience.

Aside from MUN and (occasional) studying, he serves port for student political events, care for the welfare of international students at his college (more parties), and participates in many extra-curricular events. Do not hesitate to ask him about attractions, food and nightlife spots around the city.

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