Bandung: Decolonization and Globalization

Position Paper due date TBD.

Background Guide coming soon.

Contact: bandung@ucbmun.org



This committee explores the Bandung Conference of 1955 that was a meeting of mostly newly independent Asian and African states that came together with the goals to promote Afro–Asian cooperation and oppose colonialism. Delegates will be asked to promote objectives that determine the economic structuring of such new countries and allow for promotion of economic cooperation. These objectives will have to take into account the effect of Soviet policies on Eastern Europe, the rising tensions between China and the United States, the various approaches to decolonization as well as the development of unique national identities. It will be your responsibility to propose amendments and solutions that will allow the countries of these two continents to develop effectively. Billions are looking forward to the economic stability and success you will provide – best of luck.


Priscilla Kim

Chair

Dear delegates,

Welcome to UCBMUN XXVI! My name is Priscilla Kim and I am a junior studying business administration and political science. I was born in Busan, South Korea but grew up in Los Angeles. As the chair for the Bandung Committee, I am excited to see how you will learn to propose innovative solutions in regards to the economic structuring of such newly independent countries. Outside of MUN, I have been involved with the ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California) as Director of Pre–Law and Director of Business. I have also had the honor of researching under a political science professor at Cal regarding apologies in an international setting. Off campus, I have had internships regarding market research and business development for a consulting firm and a start up. In my free time, I love to go on road trips, watch Grey's Anatomy, and play video games with my friends! I look forward to this committee and meeting you all!

Best,
Priscilla Kim
Chair, Bandung: Decolonization and Globalization

Neha Jacob

Chair

Hello delegates,

My name is Neha Jacob, and I'm really excited to be your Bandung Conference chair! Being one of the first major global events held solely by non–Western countries, the Bandung Conference fostered bold and dynamic discussions regarding equality, identity and economic policy. I can't wait to hear your take on these topics as you represent some of the 20th century's fastest developing countries in this committee! A little bit about me: I'm a junior at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration and Data Science. I also currently serve as UCBMUN's Director of Finance. I'm originally from Bangalore, India, and though I miss home, I've absolutely loved living on the West Coast! Apart from MUN, I tutor children in music, run the marketing department of a Berkeley–based newspaper, and take part in a creative consulting club. In my free time, I love singing with my roommates, going on long walks, and listening to Taylor Swift. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Good luck,
Neha Jacob
Chair, Bandung: Decolonization and Globalization