The Senate of the Roman Republic is the supreme body of Rome and its empire. It is currently 91 BC and Rome is the unrivalled master of the Mediterranean. Yet, Italy, the heart of the empire and main supplier of Roman troops, has fragmented as resentful Italians revolt against Rome due to long-term disputes regarding Roman citizenship. Some senators will view the rebellion as a great crisis while others will see this as a way to gain wealth, prestige, and power. The Roman Senate will have to quell Italian rebels while simultaneously addressing the issues that created the Italian rebellion. Furthermore, the Roman Senate must grapple with its waning influence overseas, as expansionist rulers have long sought to break Roman hegemony. It will be up to the senators to balance their personal interests against the well-being of Rome as they determine whether the institution of the Republic and Rome’s empire will survive these tumultuous times.

SRR will follow CAHSMUN’s official Rules of Procedure for crisis committees, meaning actions will be taken via either private or public directives. SRR 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 srr@cahsmun.org.


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Louie Lu

Louie Lu | Director

Louie is a senior at St. George’s School and has been involved with Model UN and CAHSMUN since he fell in love with MUN in Grade 8. As one of the few high school students who takes Latin in British Columbia, Louie is excited to share the marvels of the ancient world, and he hopes that delegates will enjoy the setting of the late Roman Republic and defend Rome at a time of crisis. Louie’s primary interests are the Classics and history. Outside of MUN, he competes in Reach for the Top, scrolls through niche subreddits, and reads books and online articles on history (anything before the 20th century). Louie hopes that delegates will have a memorable experience set in Antiquity at CAHSMUN 2019!

Andrew Guo

Andrew Guo | Chair

Andrew is a senior at Fraser Heights Secondary and is thrilled to serve as the Chair of the Roman Senate. After attending his first Model United Nations conference in grade 9, Andrew has been continuously captivated by the MUN community. Outside of MUN, you could probably find him trying to crack an egg without breaking the yolk, cycling around the neighbourhood, or giving himself false hope that he can finish the assignment in the morning. Andrew is looking forward to meeting the Delegates of the Roman Senate at CAHSMUN 2019!

 

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John Cicci | Chair

John is a peaking Grade 12 Student at St. George’s School. He is honoured to be serving as a Chair of the Senate of The Roman Republic this year in his 6th and potentially the final year of MUN. John’s MUN journey started when ambition and desire persuaded him to join his school’s MUN club a mere month late. Five years later, he is absorbing every bit of diplomacy, debate, and knowledge MUN have thrown at him thus far. MUN is truly a form of 21st-century education, where experimentation, interaction, and freedom breeds intelligence in bright, young individuals. John puts every effort into making MUN the most rewarding and valuable experience for all youth. When not catching up on sleep, John can be found playing sports such as rugby and hockey, continually debating about politics in the Excited States (i.e., The United States), and planning other events in his community, like conferences and charities. John hopes all delegates have a fantastic experience at CAHSMUN 2019.