Up in the Air 1945: International Air Transport Association

Position Papers are due on March 9, 2021.

The year is 1945. With a world emerging out of its second global war in three decades, a little known trade association, the International Air Transport Association, is formed. It markets itself as a consortium of the world's largest airlines, helping to move the then–nascent commercial aviation industry forward and promote safety, efficiency and passenger satisfaction. As the leaders of world's foremost airlines, your job is to battle it out in the industry for dominance over the skies and control of the market. It's capitalism at its best and nastiest; but deep within, a darker secret lurks...


Erika Zlatkin

Chair

My name is Erika Zlatkin and I am excited to be your IATA chair this year. After participating in Model United Nations in high school, I look forward to finally being on the other end of the delegation spectrum and guiding you all through a thought-provoking and fun committee. Even if you may not be aviation experts, I can't wait to see how you all handle flight fiascos in the prime time of air travel. A little bit about myself is that I'm a sophomore at Cal studying Political Science and History traveling on the pre-law track. I'm also in a pre-law fraternity, a sorority, and Cal in the Capital. I'm a proud Pitbull listener, boba drinker, and experienced Netflix binger. I'll see you all in committee!

Good luck!
Erika Zlatkin
Chair, Up in the Air 1945: International Air Transport Association

Winston Purnomo

Chair

Delegates, a warm welcome to the IATA committee! My name is Winston Purnomo and I will be your Chair in this year's UCBMUN. As a travel fanatic, I'm interested in seeing how the early members of IATA will handle a foundational moment in the early days of international air travel, and what kind of alliances, deals and power struggles we can see emerge out of committee. As for me, I'm a second–year CS major originally from Indonesia, with four years of experience in MUN. In addition, I'm the co–Head of Operations, Technology and Design for this year's conference, and hold a similar position for the Indonesian Student Association. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at UCBMUN!

Best,
Winston Purnomo
Chair, Up in the Air 1945: International Air Transport Association