The TEIMUN Staff is responsible for the intellectual content of the conference. Its members determine the various council topics to be debated and write the background papers for their respective councils, so that delegates can deepen their understanding of the topics. During the conference they will chair and supervise the sessions in order to lead them towards fruitful resolutions.
The staff consists of 19 members: two Chairs in most councils, two members of the crisis staff, who develop and enact various crises to be debated during the conference and, finally, the Secretariat, which encompasses the Secretary General and Under-Secretary General.
At the moment there are no vacant positions for the TEIMUN Staff 2018. If you wish to be part of the team please keep an eye on the website, where open positions will be posted, or participate at TEIMUN where most of the Staff is selected from the participants.
Tasca Radu is a second-year student of International Relations at the University of Groningen. Like many TEIMUN participants, his main interests are International Politics, Diplomacy and having a great time while practicing the former two. Other interests of his include Scif-Fi novels from the 60s, eating delicious food while watching TV shows and being pretty decent at Golf. He has participated in several other MUN conferences, abroad (including both GrunnMUN and TEIMUN of 2017) and in his home country of Romania, but this will be the first time he takes on the role of Chairman. He hopes that his unique perspective and can-do attitude will bring about fun and engaging discussions.
Joviana Henza is a second-year law student at Universitas Indonesia, who’s always excited for small talk combined with coffee and interested in modern arts. Her MUN journey started when she was in high school and up until now, she’s actively involved in MUN as a delegate or as a chair. Her first TEIMUN experience as a delegate in SC was unforgettable and she wishes to share the same experience with the delegates this year.
Rizqi Imaduddin was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and is now a third-year student of International Relations and Organization at the University of Groningen. He has a special interest in regional integration and post-colonialism world. He is currently doing his study exchange at the Pusan National University in South Korea to fulfil his ambition to be part of a Korean boyband. Rizqi is a self-proclaim freelance MUNer, going wherever the MUN world takes him, he has participated in numerous MUN in Europe as both chair and delegate. Outside of MUN, he particularly enjoys watching foreign animated series, in which if you talk to him about this interest, he may or may not engage you in a full-on debate. During the conference, he is always more than happy to listen your problems in and outside of the councils. He hopes for a very engaging TEIMUN 2018 that will inspire not only him but also the delegates
North Atlantic Council
Julìo is a second-year student at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom studying a Bachelor of Laws degree, originally from Nairobi, Kenya. Some would term Julìo as a veteran in the MuN fraternity having started in September 2015 with the KenyanMuN edition and having attended the last two TEIMUN editions of 2016 and 2017 as a delegate. Besides being a seasoned mooter, Julìo has attended several other political conferences and is currently the 2nd Year Class President in his Law School. His interests include politics, rugby, propaganda, fictional theories and the occasional binge watching of Rick and Morty. He also has a passion for global politics and international law, and never passes on a good debate. This year Julìo will be joining us again, bringing back his charisma, fun and experience, but for the first time as Chair of the North Atlantic Council.
Anton is a student of International Relations and Dutch Law at the University of Groningen. During his studies, he has focused on the nexus between international law and security issues, a perfect fit for MUN. In the first semester of 2017-2018, he studied at the Pusan National University in South Korea. Mention bibimbap or gogigui and he will go ballistic. Anton’s chairing experiences include the first Amsterdam Model European Parliament in 2015, as well as chairing the NAC at TEIMUN 2016, the DISEC at URUMUN 2016 and the SC at GrunnMUN 2017. Notwithstanding his calm personality, he is a big fan of fiery discussions and heated debates and is very much looking forward to chairing the North Atlantic Council at TEIMUN 2018!
Human Rights Council
Ivy is a final year law student studying at Strathmore University, Kenya. Her interest for MUN emanates from attending her first MUN at the UN office of Nairobi in 2011. Her major interests include alternative dispute resolution with particular emphasis on mediation and negotiation and public international law in general. Her love for mediation and arbitration has influenced her to become a Young Global Ambassador for the CDRC Vienna 2018. Having participated in TEIMUN as a delegate in 2016 and 2017, Ivy is excited to be participating as a chair and looks forward to yet another exquisite week.
Romée is an undergraduate American Studies student in Groningen. She is relatively new to the world of Model United Nations and has only ever been a delegate at TEIMUN 2017, but she believes this will allow her to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm this year. Her interests include politics, minority studies, the power of rhetoric, traveling, any type of music, meeting new people and debating on any topic, whenever, with anyone. She is looking forward to help recreate last year’s magical experience at this year’s conference and turn TEIMUN 2018 and the Human Rights Council into an amazing experience for everyone!
Historical Crisis Council
Teun Janssen was born in Limburg, the province that can claim the ambiguous reputation of having both the best food and highest amount of right wing voters in the Netherlands. He is a second-year student of History at the University of Groningen. Having participated in TEIMUN 2016 as delegate and in TEIMUN 2017 as chair, he is thrilled to once again be part of this amazing conference, this time in his favorite council! He plays piano, loves to dance and is guaranteed to start rambling philosophical discussions on the fate of the human race when sufficiently tipsy. TEIMUN was his first real conference, and is thus very close to his heart. He will make sure delegates will be able to experience the same amazing mix of professional diplomacy and wonderful socials that he has come to love!
Wouter Jan de Graaf
Wouter Jan de Graaf hopes to graduate this year in his Liberal Arts & Sciences program with a major in (International) law. Unsure what the future holds, he is enjoying his last year in Tilburg and is looking to pursue a Master’s elsewhere. Having participated as a delegate in several MUNs he felt it was time to join this year the organizing side of TEIMUN. He has a passion for everything that touches the realm of (geo)politics, perfectly fitting in the TEIMUN ambiance. Looking forward to stir up the Roman crisis, here one of his favorite quotes: Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse!
Jack Lovejoy was born and raised in West Sussex in the United Kingdom, after a short time as a Biochemistry student he is now a first year International Relations student at the University of Exeter. Jack has a love of international cooperation and coordination, which is what brought him to Model UN in the first place. TEIMUN will be Jack’s fifteenth conference, his fifth as Crisis staff and his second time at TEIMUN. Outside of MUN Jack enjoys reading and playing video games. He hopes for a very… memorable TEIMUN 2018.
Hailing from the quite pitoresque village of Delfzijl, a big wide world opened when Steven Westerhuis came to Groningen. He is a second-year student of History at the University of Groningen. Being a delegate at GrunMUN 2018 was his baptism of fire and this years HCC of TEIMUN will be his first staff postition. He is well suited to the extravaganze of Rome through friendship with a certain Burgundian megalomaniac. Known as a kitchen princess and a lover of good wine, he also likes to play the drums and fantazise of a federated Europe. Being new to the scene and having heard many great stories, he is keen to add his 2 cents to make the HCC of TEIMUN a success!
Daniel Page is a 3rd year Liberal Arts student majoring in Geography. London born and bred, he realised that the only logical university to go to was somewhere even more central than where he grew up, which was achieved when he somehow gained admittance to King’s College London. Finding MUN at university, he jumped in head-first, attending numerous conferences and finding in Crisis the perfect outlet for his Machiavellian tendencies. Daniel has only attended one GA committee, which in retrospect was one too many. Over the last 22 conferences his experience has encountered every Crisis role, from delegating to directing and everything in between. He look forwards to seeing what you accomplish at TEIMUN 2018!
Kevin Chen, who was born and raised in the Netherlands, just graduated from law school at Utrecht University where he minored in forensic psychology and legal ethics. Currently, he is in his third year of medical school, also at Utrecht University. Kevin has participated in more than 30 MUNs and hopes that the G20 will be filled with interesting debate. He especially looks forward to the informal format and open dialogue within the G20 which focuses on consensus. His interests consist of politics, medicine, law, traveling, socializing (preferably with a drink) and more; just ask! After a successful TEIMUN last year he knows the collaboration between the Staff and the delegates will guarantee a week he will never forget.
Dominique Virgil Tuapetel Dominique is a third-year student studying law in University of Indonesia who found her passion in international affairs and music. She has been involved in the world of MUN since she was in high school and TEIMUN has become the most enjoyable part of it. TEIMUN has encouraged her to drawn herself deeper in the world of MUN, enabling her to snatch Diplomatic Commendation of Legal Committee in Harvard National MUN 2018. Being a delegate in Human Rights Council TEIMUN 2017, Dominique is excited to co-chairing G-20 in this year’s TEIMUN. She is looking forward to get to know deeper G20 delegates in TEIMUN 2018!
Tyler is a third year political science and international relations major at West Virginia University, with areas of emphasis in American law and legal systems and international security and diplomacy. His academic interests include the effects of globalization on the global poverty, the ever-evolving relationship between international governing bodies and state sovereignty, and interpreting and applying the American constitution to modern times. Outside of the classroom Tyler boxes for the WVU Boxing Team, spends time with his friends and fraternity brothers, and devotes countless hours to restoring and riding his classic motorcycle. Tyler attended TEIMUN 2017 as a first-time delegate, and had such an amazing experience he knew he had to come back for more! He’s extremely excited to be returning in the crisis team and can’t wait to cause some mayhem within the councils.
Alice is a 23 year old European Studies student from Maastricht in her final year. As her studies already suggest, she is very interested in politics and international relations, and enjoys attending MUN’s in her free time. Most experience she gained was as part of press teams, however she always found crises at MUN’s fascinating and thus decided to join the crisis team of TEIMUN 2018. Next to uni, she is president of the United Nations Student Association Maastricht, loves travelling and sushi and can often be found in the local Irish Pub cheering her favourite football team, Schalke 04. Alice has had great experiences with TEIMUN already in the past two years and is excited to return to The Hague next summer!