Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — Dromaius novaehollandiae

This committee is one half of the JCC.

Background Guide coming soon.

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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.




LAIA MALBURET-BREUIL

Chair

Dear Delegates,

It's my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Emu Wars committee! My name is Laia Malburet–Breuil and I will be your committee chair! I am a first–year at UC Berkeley double–majoring in Global Studies and Media studies (I'll be a Sophomore during BearMUN). I'm French and Spanish from Barcelona. I'm involved in UCBMUN which is very exciting; I'm also a marketing specialist for UC Berkeley Student Services. I'm involved in Women in Weightlifting and Zeta Tau Alpha on campus! Outside of those involvements I love to read, watch Gossip Girl and Friends, and hang out with friends, and ski when it's wintertime. I'm so excited to meet you all and I can't wait to see what unfolds in this JCC!

Best,
LAIA MALBURET-BREUIL
Chair, Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — Dromaius novaehollandiae


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



AKASH MAHAJAN

Crisis Director

Hi delegates! My name is Akash Mahajan, and I am the crisis director for this wonderful committee. Welcome to UCBMUN XXVII's JCC Emu Wars! I am currently a sophomore studying Business Administration with a focus in Global Management and minoring in Data Science at UC Berkeley. While my background may differ from the topic at hand, although I will integrate it into the committee, I'm very excited to see the actions the committee takes as a whole, and each of your complex crisis arcs, as we delve into the Australian Emu Wars of 1932. This committee will require you to think critically about the social, political, and economic ramifications of each action you take, leading to delegate–driven updates that will be integrated in our committee's arcs. Beyond MUN and stressful Berkeley coursework, I listen to music nonstop (huge Kpop stan and Swiftie), binge Kdramas on Netflix, slowly expand my poker capabilities, and passionately try new restaurants with my friends. I'm also a part of the Berkeley Finance Club, shocking coming from a business major. I hope each of you rise to prominence during this committee and build new friendships, gain more MUN experience, and create spectacular memories from our conference!

Best,
AKASH MAHAJAN
Crisis Director, Birds of Prey: The Great Emu Wars, 1932 — Dromaius novaehollandiae