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Riccardo Mazzucchelli

Riccardo Mazzucchelli

Secretary-General
riccardo.mazzucchelli@milmun.org

Riccardo Mazzucchelli is a graduate from Bocconi University, Milan, in Management of International Institutions and Public Administrations; he also obtained a master’s degree in European Studies, at LUISS, Rome, and a second one in Euro-Mediterranean Relations at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. He is currently working as a consultant for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. He has participated to several MUNs in Europe and Northern Africa and he is very excited for his appointment as Secretary-General of 2014 MILMUN, as it was the first MUN he participated to back in 2011. He is looking forward to an amazing and revolutionary edition of MILMUN, the first Model United Nations ever created in Italy.

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Elena Sandell

Under Secretary-General
elena.sandell@milmun.org

A fourth-year Law student at Bocconi University, specializing in Commercial, Corporate, and Financial Law, Elena Sandell has spent her life moving between Italy and the United States. While in high school she joined the Model United Nations Club and began her career in the MUN world. She has attended several conferences since high school and has recently had the opportunity to chair her favorite committee, the International Court of Justice, at the London International Model United Nations Conference. While in Law School, she joined the Bocconi MUN Club, becoming Student Coordinator in September 2013. Since her appointment as Under-Secretary General, she has been working hard to ensure that MILMUN 2014 will be a fantastic and memorable experience for everyone.
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Geert de Vries

Chairperson
United Nations Security Council

Geert de Vries didn’t know about MUNs until he was 23, but he’s done many since his first conference made him realize they offer an incredible way to prepare him for his desired career as a diplomat. This MUN enthusiast especially loves fast-paced heated moderated caucuses, pushing delegates to the limit, and dirty diplomatic tactics.He expects the most from his committee, not merely in preparation and motivation, but also hopes his delegates will bond outside committee sessions and apply the “work hard, play hard” principle. He’s working hard to make MILMUN a memorable experience for the Security Council delegates and eagerly looking forward to chairing the committee through fruitful debates.

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Ann-Kristin Matthé

Chairperson
United Nations Security Council

I am very happy to chair the SC at MILMUN because my experiences fit best with this committee. My personal experience in MUN dates back some yeras: founding Anton geht UN and serving as its first Secretary General, chairing the UNEP of OLMUN 2011, chairing the GA of GrunnMUN 2013, as well as the future post as chair of the EC for TEIMUN 2014 illustrate my rich MUN experience. Regarding the SC, I chaired this committee twice at TEIMUN in 2013 (7 days, 30 delegates in the SC, The Netherlands) and at HamMUN 2013 (biggest university-level conference in Germany, 4-days, 15 delegates in the SC, Germany). I would love to apply these valuable chairing experiences regarding SCs with and without crisis simulation to MILMUN 2014. Additionally, I was selected to attend the UN 4 MUN workshop in New York 2013 that was organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information and dealt amongst others with the RoPs of the SC.All in all, I would love to contribute as chair to a great MILMUN 2014!
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Laura Bartels

Chairperson
International Court of Justice

Laura Bartels is from Munich and is proud to be a Bavarian. She is currently studying law in Bonn, the old capital of Germany, with an emphasis on international law. Spending an Erasmus year at the Sorbonne University in Paris increased her enthusiasm for international law and politics. Laura has participated as delegate or chair at several MUNs, including NMUN in New York, PIMUN, BerlInMUN and MUNUSAL. She is excited to attend her first MUN in Italy and particularly looking forward to chairing her favorite committee: the International Court of Justice. The past six months she has spent working in a team dedicated to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court representing her university. The fictitious case, called “The Case Concerning Certain Activities within the Malachi Gap”, evolved around maritime development and conservation, criminal jurisdiction and maritime salvage rights. Laura is very passionate about Model United Nations as they do not only teach “soft skills” such as debating and speaking, but also grant a unique opportunity to meet people from around the world and discuss current issues of global importance. As chair her role will be to set an enjoyable but academic atmosphere for the judges to work effectively. So if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask her.
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Matteo Tonella

Chairperson
International Court of Justice

Hello everyone! I’m Matteo and I will be one of the chairpersons of the International Court of Justice of the MILMUN. I am a law student at the Catholic University of Milano, and by the time of MILMUN 2014 I will have graduated (hopefully!). I am writing my dissertation on Patents law related to biotechnological inventions focusing in particular on the consequences of the possibility of patenting living matter for the IP system.I have taken part in different MUN Conferences within Europe, enjoying in particular the high level of the debates that really resemble the work of the United Nations. However, MILMUN 2014 will be a special conference since this will be my first time as a chair.To me MUN means discussing with young people mindful of what happens in our world and conscious that our generation has been left with long debated and long dormant problems which will need the effort of all of us to be solved. MILMUN 2014 will offer a forum to discuss some of these issues.
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Tulia Gattone

Chairperson
CEU Economic and Financial Affairs
Council of the European Union

Model United Nations lover since the first day of college, I am currently attending the third and final year of the Bachelor of International Economics, Management and Finance at Bocconi University. Exchange student at Dartmouth College for the 2013 fall term and co-founder and Vice-President of the Bocconi Students Energy Society. Summa cum laude at the Italian Maturità and winner of many high school championships. Active member of the MilMUN Club since the first year of university, delegate at many MUN conferences including the one hosted by Cambridge University and winner of the Honorable mention award at the Security Council of the 2013 MilMUN Conference. No one can describe how much I grew up thanks to the MUN world. Every conference left me with something special, something new to look at reality.

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Manuela Stefania Fulga

Chairperson
Economic and Financial Affairs
Council of the European Union

Manuela Stefania Fulga, chairing the Economic and Financial Council of the European Union, is a Bocconi student in her final year of bachelor in “International Economics, Management and Finance”. She has lived and studied in Switzerland, but her family has Romanian origins: it is her fascination for cultural diversity that nurtures her interest in international affairs and diplomacy, along with her studies’ field. Her MUN experiences vary from delegate to chairing positions in Greece, United Kingdom, Romania and Italy; she also participated to a Summer School dedicated to “New Perspectives on Diplomacy”. Apart from MUN related events, she also attended courses of the Italian Institute for International Politics, and she engaged herself in two projects promoted by the European Commission during the past year. She is also committed to different communication activities, as she participated to a journalism course within her university, and she was also a radio speaker; she plays the piano as a hobby, along with photography.
She is waiting for you to join the debates that will take place at the interesting committee of the European Council, by betting that it will be a very special simulation within MILMUN.
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Carlotta Massari

Chairperson
UN Economic and Social Council

Enrolled in the 2nd year of the Bachelor of International Economics, Management and Finance at Bocconi University, Carlotta has a deep interest in International affairs and Politics, which has brought her to attend to several MUNs since her early high school years and to be an active and enthusiastic member of the Bocconi MUN club as soon as she started attending the university. Sociable and extroverted, she has shown her litigation abilities winning awards for her participation in University-level MUN Conferences. She constantly follows news on foreign newspapers and she always is eager to learn something new. Such passion and curiosity led her to choose the Economics major, and her dream is to work vis-à-vis to policy-making issues in international organizations. Her academic background is enriched by a year spent in London where she obtained, with outstanding results, the A-levels in Economics, Statistics and Mathematics, and a genuine passion for foreign languages. In fact, beside Italian, her mother tongue, she is proficient in both English and French.

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Aditya Agarwal

Chairperson
UN Economic and Social Council

Aditya has been involved in Model United Nations since secondary school and it has been, by far, one of the most interesting, exciting and challenging experiences he believes he has come to know. He is currently employed with JP Morgan as an investment banker and his favorite committee happens to be the ECOSOC. He is regarded as one of the best in the country when it comes to economic committees. He has a lingering fondness for provoking debate and finding interest in creative solutions to challenging political issues. He is particularly famous for providing the most astounding and unthinkable crisis situations when on the Executive Board. Having attended over 35 MUNs with a win in each of the committees, Aditya has chaired and guided hundreds of aspiring MUN-ners. Aditya enjoys classic rock music, dancing and playing the guitar. He is really excited about coming to Italy for the first time and is looking forward to a rewarding debate at MILMUN 2014. He wishes everyone a successful and enjoyable time preparing for MILMUN 2014.

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Ian Elly Ssali Kiggundu

Chairperson
UN FAO Council

Dearest FAO Council delegates,I am sincerely glad to welcome you to the 9th session of Milan Model United Nations. My name is Ian Elly Ssali Kiggundu, and it is a privilege and a great honour to serve as your Chair for the FAO Council. I am a four year Law student at Roma Tre University. I have attended several Model UN conferences in Singapore, London, Cambridge and Maastricht. MUN conferences have been a catalyst in my academic life in honing my understanding of today’s world issues, therefore I will consider my greatest achievement if I succeed to help you in engaging discussions on the most pressing problems related to FAO Council. I am interested in all things where laws or politics are involved and along with my law studies I study music and piano. I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you this May,Please, do not hesitate to send emails to this address if you have any questions or concerns.


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José Antonio Villena

Chairperson
UN FAO Council

Ecuadorian, José Antonio Villena is a PhD Candidate in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Salamanca. After receiving his M.A. in Government and Public Administration, he became a Director in the Areas of Constitutional Law and Electoral and Constitutional Reform processes in Ecuador. Following the aforementioned experiences, he worked as an external Adviser to the Trade-Commerce Agreement between the European Union and South American Countries. In the MUN field, Pepe has been a Secretary General for NAPOMUN (Cluj Napoca, Romania) and MUNUSAL (Salamanca,Spain). His current Project concerns the creation of a South American Community of Nations via his position as an Advisor in “The Climate Project “ (Al Gore’s Nobel Prize-winning Project on Climate Change).
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Taylee Lewis

Editor-in-Chief
The United Times

Born in Sydney Australia, Taylee completed a Bachelor of Media Communication and Journalism at the University of New South Wales. She is currently studying a Master of International Relations with Griffith University Queensland, with a focus on the Asia­Pacific region. Taylee has achieved academic distinction for an investigative piece on the use of the burqa in Australian society. Further, her academic article on the portrayal of female athletes in the media was submitted for academic prize. She has also interned with 2GB Radio Sydney. Fittingly, journalism is often a victim of its own trade, but its strength and cognition are a necessity to international politics.

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Jesse Harrington

vice Editor
The United Times

 A M.Phil. Candidate in History at the University of Cambridge, Jesse holds a B.A. in History and Economics from University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, where he served as the President of the Model United Nations Club and the UCC Historical Society. He has significant Model United Nations experience, having won ’’Best Delegate’’ Awards at Cambridge and London simulations. Jesse was also the Secretary General for the 2010 and 2011 Editions of the Irish National Model United Nations Conference. His passion for the Humanities and Social Sciences has rewarded him with multiple Academic Merit and Debate Competition Awards, both at regional and national level. His Honors include: ’’UCC Student of the Year in History’’ (2010, 2011 and 2012), ’’UCC Societies’ Guild Bene Merenti Award’’ for contribution to student societies and the ’’Undergraduate Award of Ireland in History’’.

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