JCC: U.S.-Backed Rebels

The year is 1970 and although the battlefields of Vietnam occupy headline news, the great power rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States, extends far beyond the jungles of Southeast Asia. On the other side of the world, Salvador Allende has just been democratically elected as Chile’s first Marxist leader. While many celebrated Allende’s election and the resulting nationalization of key industries, there were those outraged by Allende’s election. Among these opposition forces was Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet leads the Chilean Armed Forces and has an agenda of his own. Backed by the CIA, Pinochet has significant resources and power at his disposal. It is up to this committee to decide how this power will be used.


Evan Mallah

Evan Mallah is a second-year at UC Berkeley studying Economics and Political Science. Evan was heavily involved on the Bay Area’s high school Model UN circuit and has carried his passion for Model UN onto the UCBMUN travel team. He currently serves as UCBMUN’s treasurer and was a vice-chair at last year’s UCBMUN conference. Outside of UCBMUN, Evan is a caseworker in the Student Advocate’s Office and researches constitutional legal frameworks.

Yours,
Evan Mallah
Head Chair, JCC: U.S.-Backed Rebels



Qazi Ahmad

Qazi Ahmad is a second-year from Stockton, California studying Molecular and Cell Biology. He joined UCBMUN due to his passion for international politics and debate. At UCBMUN XXIII, Qazi served as an Assistant Crisis Director for the Republican National Committee 2015. Besides UCBMUN, he is involved within the Associated Students of the University of California and works in the Dillin Lab at UC Berkeley.

Yours,
Qazi Ahmad
Crisis Director, JCC: U.S.-Backed Rebels