Thomas Stavrinos is a 23 year old bachelor student in International Relations at the University of Groningen. Throughout his life he has participated in countless of MUNs and debating sessions both in Cyprus (his home country) and throughout the whole world.
After chairing last year for the very first time in GrunnMUN he is more than enthusiastic to return to the Foundation and join TEIMUN and bring with him his passion for debating. He hopes together with the delegates to create a conference filled with a welcoming atmosphere, tough negotiations and a tiny bit of southern Mediterranean humor.
As a chair he looks forward to meeting new people and to ensure that TEIMUN is a worthwhile experience for everyone.
Carina Antonin is a German student of law, political science and French romance studies. In 2019, she joined her very first Model United Nations in The Hague and took part in the Security Council by representing the Kingdom of Belgium. Speaking from her own experience, participating in one of the Councils provides you a much deeper insight into the work of the United Nations and International Relations than you could ever learn from a book or a lecture. Understanding the different angles of a conflict and working together with so many creative minds, with the aim of finding solutions and consensus within the Council, really expands one’s mindset and improves the understanding for different nationalities and the communication between people from all over the world.
Having made this amazing experience as a delegate, she now is looking forward to changing perspectives and helping delegates to find solutions for the problems the European Union is facing within the next decade. In 2020 she will be chairing the European Council together with her Co Chairs Linsey and Thomas. She can’t wait for TEIMUN 2020, meeting again this amazing bunch of people with political fire in their hearts!
Linsey Keur is a 22-year-old history student at the University of Groningen. She is currently finishing up her bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Eastern European history, before she wants to start a master in Public Administration: Public Leadership and Management. After joining last year’s TEIMUN as a delegate, she is thrilled to join this year as a chair.
In the last years, Linsey spent a lot of time in competitive debating tournaments but also as a coach and trainer of debaters all throughout the Netherlands. Her interest in rhetoric and the power of words previously led her to develop a University minor, but will definitely come in good for TEIMUN as well.
Aside from all this serious work, she enjoys her Christmas movies all throughout the year, just like all other overly romantic movies and series. She is very excited to meet all the great people of TEIMUN!