Model United Nations Conference (UA-MUNC)
Meet our senior management team.
Nabila Elassar - Academic Director & Committee Developer
My name is Nabila Elassar, and it's my pleasure to welcome you to UA-MUNC! I'm a lifelong MUNer, currently completing a Master's Degree in Education at Stanford University, an Executive Certification in Non-Profit Leadership at Harvard University, and set to begin a MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I've been doing MUN since 2002 (16+ years now). After participating in various MUN Rules of Procedure, I learned about UN4MUN in 2014, and since then, have been determined to teach, spread and develop it. In 2018, I took the initiative of visiting the International Court of Justice in the Hague and working in collaboration with UN experts involved in organizing the ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum to develop and launch the world's first accurate ICJ and HLPF simulations in Model UN. Today, amidst my advanced degree in education, I am developing the world's first accurate (UN4MUN) simulations of the ECOSOC Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Commission on the Status of Women, UNHCR Global Refugee Summit, UN Human Rights Council, and Crisis Simulation of the Security Council. The topics and committees selected for UA-MUNC Geneva 2019 are deep, meaningful, and relevant. I hope you will find them enriching. I firmly believe in the impact Model UN can have on its participants, and in its power to enlighten generations, shift mindsets, and transform societies. I hope that through UA-MUNC, we are contributing positively to the lives of future leaders worldwide, one conference at a time.
Eszter Mészáros, Program Manager - UA-MUNC Geneva
Hello, my name's Eszter and I'm the Program Manager of UA-MUNC Geneva 2019. I'm currently completing an MA in Education (Learning Design and Technology) at Stanford University, Class of 2019. Prior to working with United Ambassadors, I worked in numerous education management and research roles around the world. Promoting understanding between cultures has been a crucial part of both my personal and professional life from a young age - an interest that stemmed partially from traveling internationally as a competitive dancer starting at age 7. After participating in various international programs as a child, I went on to organize my own exchange program and contributed to launching a cultural exchange between Hungary and Portugal. I have since lived and studied in nine countries, researched various aspects of child development cross-culturally at Harvard University, Central European University and New York University Abu Dhabi and have managed an international summer program for pre-medical students, among other experiences. I am currently a Master's student at Stanford University working towards a degree in Learning Design and Technology and hope to help create technological tools in the future that promote equity by way of helping students acquire effective communication skills around the globe. I believe in the power of education to change the world. We're very excited to welcome you to UA-MUNC Geneva this year!
Mr. Omar Hernandez; Academic Adviser
Mr. Hernandez is a former consultant to the UN Department of Global Communications. He currently teaches International Public Law and a course about the United Nations, at the Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela, while developing Model UN initiatives for university and high school. He worked at the United Nations Academic Impact initiative in New York, hosted by the UN Department of Global Communications, liaising universities and colleges with the United Nations. Previously, he served as Volunteer and Conference Management Specialist at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat in Bonn and before that, as a Consultant on Model UN for the 'Education for Justice' initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Omar was also a temporary correspondent at the United Nations in Geneva covering the Human Rights Council and an International News Analyst for the Venezuelan media. He volunteered in New York on human rights and humanitarian issues, with the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees. He holds a Master's degree in Cooperation for Development with Specialization in International Humanitarian Aid, a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Freedom of Expression & Right to Information, & BA in International Studies.
UA-MUNC Geneva Secretary-General
Administrative Coordinator in Geneva