Khan of Khans

Background Guide will be released in January 2021.

Contact: khanofkhans@ucbmun.org



Chinggis Khan conquered the largest span of territories in history, but also left this legend short due to his sudden death. Internal conflicts and conspiracy soon rose after his descent and the divide materialized after the death of his grandson Mongke Khan in 1259 without a clear successor. The descendant Khans who ruled each part of the vast territory were all eager to claim their autonomous authority. Conflict and skirmishes arose; no Khan was yet able to claim total control of the Khanate like Chinggis Khan. Should the great Mongol Empire be divided as history dictated, or will a Khan rise among all Khans? This is a time of opportunity and risk.


Carol Xie

Chair

Dear Great Khans and military minds! Welcome to Khan of Khans, 1260! My name is Carol Xie, and I am more than honored to be your Chair of this historic committee. I am a junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Linguistics. I love crunching numbers and theories and looking at international relations as an algebraic field or as a computational graph. Of course, I also love humanities insanely and study Arabic and Sanskrit to re–envision the world. Outside of school, I enjoy travelling around the world a lot: in 2019 alone (before the pandemic), I went to Mongolia, Japan, China, Israel, and Canada for studying, volunteering, and visiting friends.

This committee struck across my mind during my time in Mongolia, when I lived with a local family and taught English in a small city called Darkhan. I realized the strong pride in all Mongolians towards Chinggis Khan and their heritage. In our modern world, we seldomly recall the glory of the nomads due to the change of history since industrialization. Nevertheless, hundreds of years ago, the Khans claimed the absolute equivalence of scare and awe. They stormed the continent of Asia and left legends in every conquest. What led to the end of Chinggis Khan's greatest ambition? Why did his offsprings choose conflict over unity? We will travel back to the year of 1260, under the glory of the Great Khan Empire, and make our decisions.

Yours,
Carol Xie
Chair, Khan of Khans

Raahema Arshad

Crisis Director

Welcome to Khan of Khans! The year is 1260, and the Great Khan Empire is at its peak. My name is Raahema Arshad, and I'm honored to be the Crisis Director of this committee. In this committee you will be exploring the unparalleled conquest of the Khans and questions of why and how conflict arose in Chinggis Khan's great mission. In this committee, in a swarm of relations and antipathy with family, military leaders, and opponents, can you overcome the challenges and foresee the opportunities? Personally, I am a sophomore intending to major in Business or Political Economy and minor in Global Studies and Theater. Outside of school, I love being active (rock climbing, hiking, etc), traveling (over 30 countries), learning languages, and film/video making. I hope to see you in committee!

Yours,
Raahema Arshad
Crisis Director, Khan of Khans