Mexican Revolution: Carrancistas

This committee is one half of the Joint Crisis Committee.

Background Guide coming soon.

Contact: jcc@ucbmun.org



In the early 20th century, Mexico's political landscape is in chaos. Regime after regime have tried and failed to unite the nation, and the conflict for control rages into a new chapter. Soon after the installation of Victoriano Huerta as President, his despotic attitude quickly showed through to the people of Mexico. A fragile alliance of forces, including your own, have worked in concert to drive the tyrant into exile, leaving a vacuum of power in the nation. As Huerta is overthrown, the alliance loses its common enemy and the tensions between the two factions rise to the surface once again. As members of the Carrancistas, or the Constitutionalists, you are led by Venustiano Carranza and Álvaro Obregón, vying against the radical idealists, the Convencionistas or "Conventionists" who follow the fanatic Pancho Villa and his comrade Emiliano Zapata. You must rally yourselves against the rural banditos of Villa's faction to push for a new, reformed Mexican government and fill the void left by Huerta's dictatorship. To have any hope of establishing a successful government, you must not only face the military battles ahead of you, but also be prepared for the economic and sociopolitical ramifications of your decisions.


Tarun Sreedhar

Chair

Delegates!

My name is Tarun Sreedhar, and as your chair, it's my pleasure to welcome you to JCC: Carrancistas! Having a great interest in political history, I'm excited to see how this committee handles this tumultuous inside–out political battle in a time of domestic war and international intervention. About me: I'm a sophomore at Cal from San Ramon, CA studying Computer Science with a minor in Public Policy. I've been involved in Model United Nations for 7 years on both the high school and college circuits. At Cal, I'm into tech startup incubation and business technology research. When I'm free, I'm either binging TV (favorite shows are Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Peaky Blinders) or rooting for the Lakers. I'm looking forward to joining you for an exciting committee!

Best,
Tarun Sreedhar
Chair, Mexican Revolution: Carrancistas

Liam Quinn Wohl

Coordinating Crisis Director

My name is Liam Quinn Wohl and I have the privilege of serving as your Coordinating Crisis Director for the Mexican Revolution. I am currently a senior studying Cognitive Science with a minor in Data Science at UC Berkeley and being from New York, I love having the opportunity to live on the West Coast. This is my eighth year partaking in MUN and my second time directing a crisis at UCBMUN. I am more than excited to see your intricate crisis notes, as well as the heated debate that will determine the geopolitical fate of Mexico. Navigating through this committee should be challenging, but the fruits of your rewards will be respected through the delegate–driven updates that we plan to integrate into our arcs. When I am not doing MUN or attending class, I enjoy film, comedy, and sports as well as competing in triathlons! I try to bring the same level of competitiveness and joy to everything I do and truly hope to see each of you rise to the challenge presented by this committee and ultimately have fun while doing so! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to seeing you in committee!

Best,
Liam Quinn Wohl
Coordinating Crisis Director, Mexican Revolution

Kobe Lopez

Crisis Director

Greetings delegates, I'm Antonio Kobe Lopez, third year student of Economics and Public Policy who's also making progress on a theater minor (that my parents may or may not be aware of). If you catch me outside of my seemingly endless working hours, you're likely to notice my deep appreciation of all things creative, especially storytelling, which is why I'm so excited to see all of the incredible crisis arcs you'll be coming up with. Joint Crisis Committees provide a unique opportunity to interact with the committee material in creative ways and I'm sure you'll blow me away because the Mexican Revolution has a lot to work with! The mid–1910s were a chaotic time in Mexico, and everyone involved in the revolution had their own ideas about how best to improve upon the nation. It'll take careful planning and consideration of all the variables, military, sociopolitical, and economic, in order to come out on top of this revolution, and I can't wait to see you pull it off.

Best,
Kobe Lopez
Crisis Director, Mexican Revolution: Carrancistas