Enter the Joint Crisis Committee, the meeting ground of those who wish to ascend above the conventional Model UN committee and experience the bloodied battlefields of war. With two blocs operating in separate committee rooms but on the same perpetual timeline, CAHSMUN 2019’s JCC is a re-enactment of the Vietnam War, a controversial conflict that ensued during the Cold War. However, the course of history as we know it has the potential to be drastically altered in trajectory with the decisions of JCC delegates, who will assume of the positions of significant military figures from either the US war cabinet of Lyndon B. Johnson or communist North Vietnam. Through imploring directives, this delegating experience will not only be fast-paced — as actions of either bloc will have an immediate impact on the perpetual crisis — but also demand diplomacy, compromise and even clandestine in the battle of wits that is known as the JCC.

JCC will follow CAHSMUN’s official Rules of Procedure for crisis committees, meaning actions will be taken via either private or public directives. Felipe Calderon’s Cabinet is an advanced 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 jcc@cahsmun.org.


BACKGROUNDER will be available soon


Derick Yuan

Derick Yuan | Crisis Director

Derick is a sleep-deprived senior hailing from Fraser Heights Secondary in the suburbs of Surrey, and he is delighted to be serving as the Director of the Joint Crisis Committee. Derick fell in love with Model UN in his sophomore year, and CAHSMUN 2019 will be the final destination of this elevator ride that has only gone up; from global awareness and expanded perspectives to social skills and political capacities, MUN has forever changed Derick for the better. When not dressed in western business attire, the JCC Director can be found on the badminton court, watching movies, trying out new food, or simply hanging out with friends. There are no words to describe Derick's excitement for CAHSMUN 2019 - he looks forward to seeing you in April on the battlegrounds of Vietnam!

Eli Lee

Eli Lee | Bloc Director

Eli is a rising senior attending Fraser Heights Secondary School and is ecstatic to serve as one of the Bloc Directors for JCC. After raising his placard thrice in his first Model United Nations conference three years ago, Eli has since been captivated continuously by the MUN community. In his "free" time, Eli can be found being directed to make spreadsheets by his overlord director. In the one of the last staffing position of his long MUN journey, Eli is thrilled to be working alongside his fellow staff members in one of the most exciting committees that CAHSMUN has to offer. During this particular weekend of March, Eli looks forward to what hopefully develops into an unforgettable experience for all delegates!

Judith Chen

Judith Chen | Bloc Director

Currently a senior at Semiahmoo Secondary, Judith is entering her fourth year of Model United Nations. Since her first Model UN conference in Grade 9, Judith has grown a genuine passion for Model UN and its community. She believes that Model UN is an educational experience unlike any other, and is an excellent way to develop public speaking skills, expand global awareness, and connect with like-minded individuals. She is extremely excited to direct JCC at CAHSMUN 2019 and hopes to extend her love for Model UN to new and seasoned delegates alike. Outside of MUN, Judith enjoys playing volleyball, blogging, and listening to music.

Alex Shojania

Alex Shojania | Chair

Currently, in Grade 11 at St. George’s School, Alex is excited to be serving as one of two Chairs at this year’s JCC. This will be Alex’s 5th year in MUN, his 4th CAHSMUN and his 3rd time staffing. Since his introduction to MUN, Alex has had a specific passion for crisis committees. Besides MUN, Alex enjoys photography, studying languages, watching oriental animated television shows, and taking his dog on long walks. He looks forward to a weekend of inspiring resolutions and fierce debate!  

Jonathan Chan

Jonathan Chan | Chair

Jonathan is currently a senior at Richmond Christian School and is ecstatic to serve as one of the Chairs for the Joint Crisis Committee at CAHSMUN 2019. After attending his first conference in grade 9, Model UN has become a major contributor to his interest in international relations and current events. In his fourth and final year of participating in MUN, Jonathan is extremely grateful for the previous dais members that mentored him and hopes to aid his own delegates through similar measures. Outside of MUN and academics, he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and serving in local non-profit organizations. Jonathan cannot wait to meet everyone and hopes the weekend will be filled with exciting debate and memorable experiences.