New York City Officials vs. Five Points Gangs: New York City Officials


Background Guide Coming in Dec. 2018

Matthew Lee

Dear Delegates,

My name is Matthew Lee and I am honored to serve as your Head Chair for this year’s conference! I am a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology with a specialization in Medical Biology & Physiology. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in health. I am proud to serve as the Secretary of UCBMUN and love how Model UN has an intrinsic ability to bring together great minds from across the globe together to debate, interact, and grow. Apart from chairing and traveling with UCBMUN, I am a music producer for our school newspaper, The Daily Californian, and an avid bluegrass musician and performer on the fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. When I am able to find some free time in my schedule, you can find me watching close-up videos of wisdom teeth extractions, busking on the streets of Marin, or exploring new running trails around Berkeley. I had the privilege of serving on Secretariat as well as vice-chairing the Ad-Hoc Committee at last year’s UCBMUN and am excited to witness another weekend of intense, high-caliber debate in this Joint Crisis Committee of the New York Police Department. Now more than ever, it is vital to examine the history of law enforcement and criminal justice in our country and there are few eras in American history more exciting than rise of the Five Points Gang in New York City during the turn of the 19th century.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I wish you all the best of luck in preparation and committee and I look forward to meeting all of you in the beautiful San Francisco!

Matthew Lee
Head Chair