Survival of Nixon: Council of Liberty
Note: This committee is one half of the Joint Crisis Committee titled Survival of Nixon.
Background Guide will be released in January 2021.
My name is Tarun Sreedhar and as your Chair, it's my pleasure to welcome you to JCC: Council of Liberty! Having a great interest in political history, I'm eager to observe how the Council struggles to balance truth, power, and democratic ideals in a time of great political mistrust – Nixon's entire second term saw public trust in government erode to its lowest point in the country's history (until the present day). About me: I'm double majoring in Computer Science and Business at Cal, with a minor in Public Policy. I've been involved in MUN in both the high school and college circuits for 6 years now. Besides MUN, I'm also involved in tech startup incubation and consulting both on and off–campus. 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,
Chair, Survival of Nixon: Council of Liberty
Anthony JorgeCoordinating Crisis Director
Hello, honorable delegates! My name is Anthony Jorge, a sophomore intending to study Public Health, and I will be serving as the Coordinating Crisis Director for the JCC, the Survival of Nixon, this year. The 1970s were a tumultuous time in American history. Coming off of the civil rights high of the ‘60s, the ‘70s saw a number of social and political crises that would test the nation in unexplored ways, and I'm excited to see how delegates on both sides of the JCC will respond to these issues. Outside of MUN, I enjoy movie nights, sitcoms, trying to understand Cher's Twitter account (her tweets have layers), and a good book. I was born and raised in Fresno, California and can often be found explaining the intricate details of the shared Fresno experience to the uninitiated. A good smile goes a long way and I hope to share many smiles with you all throughout the course of this committee.
Coordinating Crisis Director, Survival of Nixon
Nicole RuCrisis Director
Hello! My name is Nicole Ru, and I will be your Crisis Director for the JCC Survival of Nixon: Council of Liberty at this year's UCBMUN conference. The release of the Pentagon Papers marked a pivotal point for the Nixon administration, precipitating a series of events that would eventually culminate in the Watergate Scandal and the downfall of President Nixon. I'm thrilled to see how this council addresses the challenge of exposing the administration's mistakes whilst navigating through a volatile political climate.
I am a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who started out in Chemical Engineering but is now hoping to major in Psychology on a pre–medical track. Outside of MUN, I was formerly involved in the Outreach Committee for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Public Health Committee for the American Medical Student Association. I currently play the clarinet in the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble, and in my free time, I enjoy playing Stardew Valley, crocheting, running, learning languages (French and Mandarin), reading, and writing novels. I'm excited to welcome all of you to this committee!Yours,
Crisis Director, Survival of Nixon: Council of Liberty