Letter from the Secretaries-General

Dear Distinguished Advisors and Delegates,

Thank you for attending the eleventh session of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Model United Nations Conference! The Secretariat, staff, chairs, and I hope that you enjoyed this year’s session.

Whether it be handling multiple assassinations in the Historical committee, funding the border wall in the IMF, or creating a resolution called “Snoop Dogg” in SPECPOL, I am very proud of all the hard work you have put in passing resolutions and directives in both simulated and real crises.

You may find a list of conference awards linked here.

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as your Secretary-General, and on behalf of the Secretariat, chairs, and other MITMUNC XI staff, I’d like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. We hope that you will consider applying to MITMUNC XII, to be held in February 2020! If you are in China this summer, please consider attending MITMUNC China. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely Yours,
Madeline Zhang and Karunya Sethuraman
MIT Model United Nations Conference XI


Karen Dynan is a Professor of the Practice in the Harvard University Department of Economics. She previously served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017. From 2009 to 2013, Dynan was vice president and co-director of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Before that, she was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board, leading work in macroeconomic forecasting, household finances, and the Fed’s response to the financial crisis. Dynan has also served as a senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers (2003-2004) and as a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University (1998). Her current research focuses on fiscal and other types of macroeconomic policy, consumer behavior, and household finances. She is also currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Dynan received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her A.B. from Brown University.

Richard B. Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. He is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and is Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the Science Engineering Workforce Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.

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