The Team

 
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Jakob Tjurlik

President
B.Sc. Economics, 3. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

The mixed emotions you leave an MUN conference with when the dust has settled and the wonderful days of fiery debates, political mind games and uncompromising partying are behind. A feeling of accomplishment, that you have been productive, discussed the issues our world is facing and came closer to solving them. This realization that the people you didn’t know a couple of days ago became your enemies in the committee at day, partying partners at night and, quite often, friends for life. And of course the grief that it’s all over now. Someone once called this feeling a post-MUN-depression. I can’t explain it, just try it for yourself.

What was your first MUN conference?

MUNoT 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia.

What do you like most about Mannheim?

The uniqueness of it. Show me one city in the world that resembles Mannheim, its streets, its people. Nothing is to be compared with our dear Mannh-attan.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Blank Space by Taylor Swift. Every MUNer has their own MUN tradition. For me, an MUN conference cannot go by without this timeless jam.

What was the last book you read?

The Charter of the United Nations... That's that one masterpiece that a MUNer should be keeping under their pillow, right?

Why should students try MUN?

A MUN experience is one for the future. Learn how to negotiate with the opposing side. Become independent with your decisions and a team player with defending your interests. Meet and get acquainted with the people of different backgrounds, cultures, mindsets. Understand, how can you change the fate of the human race and this football we live on, the planet Earth. Lose your damn fear of public speaking. Do I need to continue?

Kiril

Kiril Lavrov

Vice President
B.Sc. Economics, 5. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

The feeling. From the pre-conference euphoria over day-long immersion in intense debates and the open MUN spirit to the post-conference depression, MUN never fails to alter your state of mind in a beautiful and exciting way.

What was your first MUN conference?

MUNmö 2017 in Malmö, Sweden.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire" is indubitably the best song of all time. I will never forget our rendition of this timeless classic in the MUNmö 2018 Human Rights Council debating the war in Yemen as the delegates of Saudi-Arabia and Qatar.

What job would you be terrible at?

Eh, diplomacy, perharps?

What city do you feel most connected to?

Moscow will forever be in my heart as my home city, albeit I probably never will be able to grasp her vastness and dynamics. Hanover is the place, where I have spent most of my teen years and which is better known for its "normalness", colourful festivals and lush green spaces around the Maschsee and beyond. Mannheim gave me the opportunities to enjoy some of the best years of my life to its fullest, vastly exceeding all expectations I could have - as a famous local saying proclaims: "In Mannheim, one cries twice: on arrival and on departure". As a friend of traditional German cuisine, I furthermore recommend Berlin for Döner.

Why should students try MUN?

MUN is a fantastic educational and personal experience. I cannot stress enough how much your debating, negotiating or language skills can improve, if you're truly ready to immerse yourself into the MUN world, no matter what your background and starting point are. However, being surrounded by plenty of fascinating and like-minded individuals from all over the world and the opportunity of forging new friendships is what will make your personal MUN journey most enriching.


Friedi

Friedrich Durth

Head of Finance
B.Sc. Economics, 3. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

Getting to know new people and talking about topics, neither one of you has discussed before, with opinions, that neither of you would call his own.

What was your first MUN conference?

MUNmö 2018 in Malmö, Sweden.

What do you like most about Mannheim?

Mannheim is a vibrant city in the heart of Germany and Europe, that was made for students without somehow ever having many of them.

What was your favourite MUN experience?

WorldMUN 2019 in Madrid.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Wonderwall - Oasis, always stick with the classics.

Why should students try MUN?

It’s a great way to improve your English and improve your soft skills, but most importantly, to meet new people and have a good time with them.

Teresa

Teresa Haußmann

Head of Public Relations
B.A. Political Science, 3. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

That you get to learn about a variety of different topics from multiple perspectives. It's such a refreshing form of debating political issues.

What was your first MUN conference?

KaMUN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

What job would you be terrible at?

I'd be a terrible cook because I'd probably keep tasting the food until there's nothing left to serve.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Any song from Queen or ABBA. What I lack in skill I make up for with misplaced enthusiasm and passion.

What was the last book you read?

Macbeth (I minor in English so it may not have been entirely voluntary).

Why should students try MUN?

Students should give MUN a shot if they want to challenge themselves and gain new skills. But mostly because it's a great way to meet others and have lots of fun!

Jasi

Jasmina Simon

1st Associate - WorldMUN Head Delegate
M.Sc. Economics, 3. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

The diversity! Of people, of topics, of conferences, of socials. I think it's brilliant how MUN connects so many amazing people around the world with an interest in global topics who aim to do better for the world.

What was your first MUN conference?

SMUN 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.

What was your favourite MUN moment?

The Scottish Cèilidh at ScotMUN will forever be my favourite!

What job would you be terrible at?

Anything medical. I think fainting at the sight of blood may not be the best prerequisite to start a medical career.

What was the last book you read?

Ich hasse Menschen by Julius Fischer. Don't judge.

Why should students try MUN?

Because MUN is intense debating at day and partying at night. It's about solving global issues and about meeting the most amazing people from all over the world. MUN is such an enriching and fun activity and you should definitly try it!

Jan

Jan Napp

2nd Associate - Sessions
B.Sc. Economics, 3. semester
B.A. Political Science 1. semester

What do you like most about MUN?

The opportunity to learn various things and have a great time simultaneously.

What was your first MUN conference?

KaMUN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

What job would you be terrible at?

Salesman.

What was the last book you read?

Nothing in particular to be honest, but overall Mannheim is a very pleasant city to live in.

Why should students try MUN?

Because overall it is a fun, intresting and educational experience.

Josi

Josephine Hebling

3rd Associate - Partnership Development
Youth Delegate to the United Nations
B.A. Political Science, 3. semester

What is your favourite thing about MUN?

I like the people from MUN the best, because I enjoy talking to other people who are also interested in the United Nations.

What was your first MUN conference?

Mini-Conference 2018 in Mannheim.

What do you like most about Mannheim?

I think the Rhine is the best part of Mannheim. It is nice to grill with friends there or to go for a run.

What was the last book you read?

Becoming by Michelle Obama.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Mr. Brightside by The Killers.

Why should students try MUN?

MUN is great for students who always wanted to travel a lot with other young people. If you are open to new experiences and interested in international politics, you should definitely try it out.

Lukas

Lukas Westermann

4th Associate - Fundraising
B.Sc. Economics, 3. semester

What is your favourite thing about MUN?

I love the most about MUN that you basically become an expert in a topic, you maybe barely knew anything about, after the end of a conference.

What was your first MUN conference

RYSMUN 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

What job would you be terrible at?

Preschool Teacher.

What was the last book you read?

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey.

What do you like most about Mannheim?

Mannheim has just the right size for a university town. Not too small that you get bored easily, but also not too big that the commute to university would take forever.

Why should students try MUN?

MUN combines two things: first, having fun and making friends from all around the world. Second, it enhances your professional skills public speaking, research and leadership.

Jana

Jana Preuß

1st Accounts Auditor
B.A. English with Business Administration, 3. semester

What is your favourite thing about MUN?

Being surrounded by and working together with all kinds of people who are so different and at the same time still share so many interests.

What was your first MUN conference?

KAMUN 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

What was your favourite MUN moment?

My favorite MUN moment so far has been when former UN diplomat Hans von Sponeck spoke at our WorldMUN preparation workshop.

What do you like most about Mannheim?

The thing I like most about Mannheim is probably the grid system; I have an awful sense of orientation and even I can't get lost here.

What song would you sing at Karaoke night?

At karaoke, I would either pick a song from the cinematic masterpiece "High School Musical" or an upbeat 80s song - depends on the crowd.

Why should students try MUN?

It combines the best things in life: intercultural exchange, travel, learning valuable life skills, competition and most of all, fun.

Vinnie

Vincent Orgonas

2nd Accounts Auditor
B.Sc. Economics, 3. semester

What is your favourite thing about MUN?

The combination of debating multilayered topics while succesfully representing a certain position in poltical simulation.

What was your first MUN conference?

MUNmö 2018 in Malmö, Sweden.

Why job would you be terrible at?

Anything having to do with medical surgery.

What was the last book you read?

Geschichte des modernen ökonomischen Denkens: Große Ökonomen und ihre Ideen by Toni Pierenkemper.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Old Town Road by Lil Nas X.

Why should students try MUN?

You can learn a lot about targeted debating and improve your public speaking-, aswell as teamworking-skills. Furthermore MUN also offers a very fun way to train your English.


Former Boards

2018/2019

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Gloria Gerhardt - President
Jonas Neller - Vice President
Christian Heinzel - Finance Director
Anna Cresswell - Public Relations 

Navin Suneej - 1st Associate Chair
Jasmina Simon - 2nd Associate Chair
Victoria Bardenstein - 3rd Associate Chair
Martin Wendiggesen - 4th Associate Chair

Sofia Garcia Durrer - 1st Accounts Auditor 
Nicole Störzel - 2nd Accounts Auditor

2017/2018

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Isabella Gourevich - President
Florian Stuhldreier - Vice President
Fabian Pfeffer - Finance Director
Charlotte Kaiser - Public Relations 

William Wei - 1st Associate Chair
Selina Kuang - 2nd Associate Chair
Annabell Mempel - 3rd Associate Chair

Ana Olteanu - 1st Accounts Auditor 
Jona Kappei - 2nd Accounts Auditor

2016/2017

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Lawrence Krug– President
Siim Kaupmes– Vice President
Luis Miguel Cuadrado Vincente– Finance Director
Mariana Larissa Roa Vargas – Public Relations 

Daniela Chavarry Arias – 1st Associate Chair
Florian Böhm – 2nd Associate Chair
Ichio Aoki – 3rd Associate Chair
Nahid Memarzadeh - 4th Associate Chair

Hannes Seidel – 1st Accounts Auditor
Tobias Kalbach– 2nd Accounts Auditor

2015/16

Myriam Rapior– President
Albert Grafe– Vice President
Fabian Nagel– Finance Director
Mai Wang – Public Relations 

Max Wosnitza – 1st Associate Chair
Noemi Lewald – 2nd Associate Chair
Noreen Wirth – 3rd Associate Chair
Tobias Lindemann - 4th Associate Chair

Julian Gauß – 1st Accounts Auditor
Max Welz – 2nd Accounts Auditor

2014/2015

Carl Michaelis – President
Hannes Hahn – Vice President
Julia Bernhardt – Finance Director
Andreea Grigorescu – Public Relations 

Metin Almisoglu  – 1st Associate Chair
Benjamin Limlei – 2nd Associate Chair
Katarina Kuske – 3rd Associate Chair 

Michael Mirer – 1st Accounts Auditor
Paulina Köhler – 2nd Accounts Auditor

2013/2014

Laura Jugel – President
Tristan Hennig – Vice President
Jannis Stöckel – Finance Director
Lukas Hoesch – Public Relations 

Kartik Mittal – 1st Associate Chair
Carolin Eichhorn – 2nd Associate Chair
Laura Arnemann – 3rd Associate Chair 

Quang Hai Dang – 1st Accounts Auditor
Georg Wolfart – 2nd Accounts Auditor

2012/2013

Martin Mosler – President
Anna Hupperth – Vice President
Fabian Thoenes – Finance Director
Andreas Fischer – Public Relations

Frederike Oschinsky – 1st Associate Chair
Niklas Laabs – 2nd Associate Chair
Alena Lieder – 3rd Associate Chair

Dimitri Spieker – 1st Accounts Auditor
Cyrus Djabbari – 2nd Accounts Auditor

2011/2012

Felix Richter – President
Anna Hupperth – Vice President
Alexander Pawlik – Finance Director
Mira Hasagic – Public Relations 

Christina Koch – 1st Associate Chair
Maximilian Schildheuer – 2nd Associate Chair

Leonie Aßheuer – 1st Accounts Auditor
Katja Schmitz – 2nd Accounts Auditor

2010/2011

Alexander Naydenov – President
Lin Liu – Vice President
Hubertus Woltmann – Finance Director
Theresa Leimpek – Public Relations

Nellie Horn – 1st Associate Chair
Felix Reifenberg – 2nd Associate Chair

Katja Schmitz – 1st Accounts Auditor
Anne Bischof – 2nd Accounts Auditor


2009/2010

Annika Bleier – President
Louisa Drewniok – Vice President
Friederike Müller – Finance Director
Timo Münnich – Public Relations 

Elisabeth Patt – 1st Associate Chair
Laura Cyron – 2nd Associate Chair
Johannes Schindler – 3rd Associate Chair

Alexander Weeth – 1st Accounts Auditor
Carolin Eichhofer – 2nd Accounts Auditor