Court of Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV
Background Guide will be released in January 2021.
Delegates! My name is Aruna Sudarshan, and I will be your Chair for the Court of Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV! I am a sophomore studying data science with a minor in public policy and computer science. While I love to code, I am also passionate about politics, social justice, and philosophy. I plan to pursue higher education in data science and eventually enter a career that intersperses my many interests. I first joined UCBMUN, simply out of curiosity, after being an avid speech and debater throughout high school. I quickly fell in love with this activity. It has not only helped me hone my diplomacy and communication skills but also allowed me to find some of my closest friends and make some of my best college memories. Outside of UCBMUN, I can be found playing the flute, singing, reading, drinking too much coffee, and binging Netflix shows. Possessing a tremendous interest in European history, and having visited the Palace of Versailles in the summer of 2019, I am beyond excited to be your chair. I'm looking forward to a fast–paced, lively, and challenging committee that lives up to the greatness (and craziness) of Louis XIV!Yours,
Chair, Court of Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV
Savanna SlaughterCrisis Director
Bienvenue delegates! My name is Savanna Slaughter and I couldn't be more excited to be your Crisis Director for Court of Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV. As a sophomore studying history, my friends have watched in horror as my love for history has gone from a hobby to being most of my personality. French history, in particular, attracts the full force of my fascination with history. As you might know, Louis XIV's reign was a record breaking 72 years – an undeniably impressive feat in a tumultuous time in European history – and yet, the monarchy came crashing down only seventy years later. I'm looking forward to watching the committee figure out how to prioritize dealing with a myriad of problems against the lavish backdrop of Versailles; and I sure hope to see royal intrigue and scheming worthy of the obscenely rich and gossip–loving French nobility! Other than MUN, I try to spend my free time reading the classics (and in reality, I watch The Bachelor) as well as studying French (surprise surprise). I'm also a big fan of late night Taco Bell runs, going to the beach (I'm from San Diego), and daydreaming up elaborate adventures. I can't wait to meet you all – and remember: one king, one law, one faith. Vive le roi!Yours,
Crisis Director, Court of Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV