The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was first created in 1967 in an attempt to reject the growing fear of communism. Since then, its purposes have expanded to promote social progress, cultural development, regional peace, and, most of all, to accelerate economic growth within the member states of the organization. With just ten members, ASEAN countries form a close community, and citizens are encouraged to embrace their strong identity both at home and abroad.

At CAHSMUN 2019, ASEAN is a dual-delegation committee; two delegates will work as a team to represent one country. ASEAN is a committee suited for experienced delegates, but is open to delegates of all experience levels wishing to challenge their capacity as delegates. Position papers are strongly recommended for this committee, but are mandatory for delegates to be considered for awards. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

Questions, inquiries, and position papers for this committee can be emailed to

Jaskirt Brar

Jaskirt Brar | Director

Jaskirt is currently a junior at Southpointe Academy and is ecstatic to direct The Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Since his first MUN, Jaskirt has been attracted to the pragmatic and professional nature of this endeavour. He has participated in a plethora of different Model United Nations conferences throughout the past four years, and in the process, developed a strong passion for public speaking and international affairs. Outside of MUN, when he is not found carrying his soccer team, running, or attempting to become a polyglot, he can be seen navigating Vancouver in search of amazing food. Jaskirt looks forward to a weekend full of intense and productive debate at CAHSMUN 2019.


Alison Lee

Alison Lee | Chair

Currently a junior at West Point Grey Academy, Alison is thrilled to be chair The Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Since attending her first Model UN conference over a year ago, she has and continues to be inspired by the passionate individuals around her and hopes to inspire others to immerse themselves in the incredibly rewarding activity as well. Aside from Model UN, Alison can be found within walking distance of bubble tea shops, trying and failing to understand basic math, and struggling to keep her plants alive. In the rare cases that she attempts to be productive, Alison enjoys writing slam poetry, debating competitively, and reading humorous self-help books. Alison looks forward to a weekend packed with pragmatic debate and collaboration and is ecstatic to meet everyone at CAHSMUN 2019!