The Civil War Cabinet takes us back in time to March 4, 1861, the evening of President Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration and an era when the Unionists and the Confederates stood in a house divided. Fought from 1861 to 1865, the American Civil War saw battles on land and sea and is acknowledged to be the most casualty-heavy war in American history. With the nation split in half, it will be up to delegates to work together in one of the most politically diverse and hostile Presidential Cabinets in the history of the United States. The Cabinet will not only be dealing with external threats, but also internal strife that threatens to implode upon this strong-willed group of ambitious politicians. Venture through the battlefields of America’s bloodiest war at your own risk - the Civil War Cabinet is certainly not for the faint-hearted!

In this committee, delegates will have the opportunity to become some of the most crucial Unionist leaders in Lincoln's cabinet, and as the resolutions regarding emancipation and unification start to consolidate, delegates may notice that history has taken a different path inside the CWC than in the real world.

CWC is an advanced crisis committee, featuring fast-paced developments and a high level of debate. Thus, this committee is only open to the most experienced and competitive of delegates. Position papers are mandatory for this committee. 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

BACKGROUNDER is now available!

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Jerry Jiao | Director
Jerry is a sleep-deprived senior hailing from Fraser Heights Secondary with a penchant for politics, philosophy, and unfortunately, puns. CAHSMUN 2018 will be his fourth and final CAHSMUN, and he hopes to make it the best one yet for both himself and the delegates! From attending his first conference just to avoid homework for a day to now scouring every opportunity to further his ever-growing passion for debate and diplomacy, Jerry has loved every bit of this journey that has equipped him with an invaluable independence of thought and helped him gain a real appreciation for current events. When he isn't binge watching Buzzfeed’s “Worth It”, Jerry enjoys being involved with the community, playing sports such as badminton and ultimate frisbee, and trying out new flavours of bubble tea. He is delighted to be serving as the Director of CWC this year and hopes to see you at CAHSMUN 2018!

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Saad Yasin | Chair
Saad is a senior student attending Fraser Heights Secondary, and he is ecstatic to be serving as the Chair of the Civil War Cabinet. Saad started Model United Nations three years ago, attending a general assembly concerning human rights and Ebola. It was right after he made his first speech when he fell in love with Model UN, and he made an effort to attend as many conferences as possible afterwards. CAHSMUN 2018 will be the last conference of his high school MUN career, and Saad is glad that a conference of CAHSMUN's calibre will close off his MUN days. Outside of Model UN, he doesn't do much, but when he isn't busy building conferences, you can see him playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, or just binge-watching Netflix. Saad looks forward to seeing all delegates at CAHSMUN 2018 and will strive to make it a time for all to remember.


Derick Yuan | Chair
As a rising junior hailing from Fraser Heights Secondary, Derick is ecstatic to be staffing for the Civil War Cabinet at CAHSMUN 2018! Derick's MUN journey began in his sophomore year, when he initially joined the endeavour as a conformist of peer pressure. Now, Derick relishes every moment of this spectacle; indeed, the debate, diplomacy, and leadership present throughout any MUN conference are mesmerizing. But even so, Derick believes that the true beauty of MUN lies in its ability to bring together like-minded individuals. It is the people you meet along your journey that make each and every conference so enjoyable and unforgettable. When not dressed in business attire, Derick can be found playing badminton, jogging, debugging code, or hanging out with friends. Derick extends his warmest welcome to all delegates and looks forward to an unforgettable experience in April!