Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — The Commonwealth of Australia

This committee is one half of the JCC.

Background Guide coming soon.

jcc@ucbmun.org


In 1932, a movement of poor Western Australian farmers from the Champion district met with Australian Minister of Defense Sir George Pearce, to express outrage over invaders in their land. Who were these aggressors? Dromaius novaehollandiae—a species of large, flightless birds native to the Australian outback. Over the following decade a war would be fought between man and bird which threatened to engulf all of Western Australia: The Great Emu War. In this committee, delegates will take the side of the Commonwealth of Australia on one side, combatting the emus on the other.




RANSOM MILLER

Chair

Delegates,

My name is Ransom Miller and I will be your Chair for JCC: Emu Wars! I am a junior at Cal majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Chinese, and I am the editor–in–chief of Berkeley's international relations blog, The Global Citizen. I am excited to join you all for this crazy committee, where Emus will fight the Australian military, who historically lost. When I'm not frantically reading the news, I have 10 chickens that I care for, all named after Roman Emperors. Can't wait to meet everybody next Spring!

Best,
RANSOM MILLER
Chair, Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — The Commonwealth of Australia


BRENNAN DAI

Coordinating Crisis Director

Hi, I'm Brennan, your Coordinating Crisis Director! I'm a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Political Science and Economics with a particular interest in international relations. I'm a true California nativeā€”I grew up in Belmont, south of San Francisco, and love being able to stay in the Bay Area for college. I've been in MUN since high school and have had an amazing time participating in a wide variety of crisis committees. Thus, make no mistake when I say that you are in for a uniquely fun and challenging experience! Ahead of you is a thrilling committee full of power struggles, unlikely cooperation, and inevitable bloodshed. I am incredibly interested to see how you will adapt to different updates and utilize them to create new opportunities in the backroom. Outside of MUN, you can find me hiking nearby trails, practicing my photography, exploring new places and new food, or playing anything from FPS to indie video games. I'm excited to meet you and I look forward to your fascinating arcs and cross-committee interactions!

Best,
BRENNAN DAI
Coordinating Crisis Director, Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars



DIL SEN

Crisis Director

My name is Dil Sen and I'm a Senior at UC Berkeley double majoring in Political Science and Economics. I'd like it to be known that if Cal offered an interpretative dance Major, that's where I'd be in a heartbeat. I've been lucky enough to call 6 countries home across my life, but if I had to pick a hometown it would be New Delhi. There are many notable aspects of the incredible Emu Wars, and I'm looking forward to a productive and engaging committee, though my main focus is to ensure every visiting delegate has an incredibly fun and memorable weekend.

Best,
DIL SEN
Crisis Director, Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — The Commonwealth of Australia