It is my pleasure to welcome you all to ILMUNC Vietnam’s first Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). DISEC, or the First Assembly of the United Nations, is a vital United Nations Committee in that it directly deals with the safety and stability of the entire world. It is therefore my hope that you will all gain valuable insights from this committee, and will be able to directly apply skills of diplomacy to make the committee as stimulating as possible.
My name is Aiden Reiter, and I will be serving as your Chair. I am a rising junior in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual degree program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School, where I am studying International Studies and Business Economics and Public Policy. I was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, and have been participating in Model UN since freshman year of high school. At Penn, I am involved with the International Affairs Association and Student Government, and served as an Under-Secretary-General for ILMUNC this past year. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, running, travelling, and eating Chinese food.
As delegates in this committee, you will be dealing with two issues of vital importance to the modern world order: Mercenaries and Private Security Company Use in Conflicted Areas and Drone Proliferation. As Chair, I expect all delegates to employ innovative ideas and robust teamwork in order to provide comprehensive solutions to the topics at hand. I am very excited to have the privilege of chairing this committee, and hope you all come ready to debate, work together, and have fun!