Irish Parliament, 1972

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This committee focuses on the Irish Parliament of 1972 and Ireland's accession to the European Economic Community (an organization that goes on to become what is known as the European Union). Fifty years after the creation of the Irish Free State, members of the Dail Eireann seek to join the EEC and transform Ireland from a rural state on a divided island to a state with a booming, more globalized economy. Whether cornered into membership because of dependence on the United Kingdom's market or because of a real drive to gain economic independence with entry into the EEC, delegates should seek to balance issues of sovereignty and economics, and lay a concrete foundation for Ireland's internal and external economic development while keeping the interests of Ireland in mind. Furthermore, delegates will have to convince the people of Ireland and current EEC members that their contributions to the EEC will result in a positive relationship for all parties.




CAITLYN WILT

Chair

Hello delegates,

Welcome to UCBMUN! My name is Caitlyn Wilt and I am beyond excited to be your chair for this committee on Irish Parliament. I grew up in Orange County, California under the impression that I was significantly more Irish than I actually am. Despite the results of my DNA test, I remain enchanted by Irish culture and politics. I'm a sophomore majoring in Legal Studies and minoring Celtic Studies. I look forward to a career as a lawyer and I currently serve as UCBMUN's General Assembly Head Delegate. Outside of MUN, I conduct research on agricultural policy with the Institute for the Study of Societal issues, play the Sims 4, and curate indie–folk playlists.

From the formation of ABBA to Bloody Sunday, 1972 was filled with highs and lows for Europe and Ireland. I hope you're able to find both seriousness and moments of levity in this committee. You should all aim to prove that collaboration often lays the foundation for the greatest growth. I can't wait to meet you all and I look forward to seeing you in committee.

Best of luck,
CAITLYN WILT
Chair, Irish Parliament, 1972


VICTOR VILLALOBOS

Chair

My name is Victor Villalobos and I am a third–year student majoring in Political Science (with an emphasis in international relations) as well as Business Administration! Originally, I was born in Los Angeles, but I moved to a small town called Worthington in Minnesota before coming to Berkeley! I have been competing in the MUN circuit over the past three years and in that time, I have had the honor and privilege to be a vice–chair and chair of various GA committees for UCBMUN and our high school conference BearMUN respectively. Given the rich history of Europe and the individual states that make up this vast and wonderful continent, discussing a state as amazing as Ireland is bound to spark conversations that embody the essence of what makes Europe today! A fun (but useless) fact about me is that I am the unofficial world record holder for naming ALL the flags of the world.

Best,
VICTOR VILLALOBOS
Chair, Irish Parliament, 1972