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ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS

PRINCIPAL BODY - Middle School

asean@seattlemun.org

About

ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS

On 8 August 1967, five leaders – the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand established the original Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok. The Association was initially created in attempt to reject the growing fear of communism, but after the Cold War its role has expanded. Currently, the ASEAN is a regional intergovernmental body comprised of ten member states and two observer nations who aim to promote intergovernmental cooperation and facilitate economic, political, security, military, educational and socio-cultural integration amongst members and Asian states. This committee is advanced and will be open to eight grade students only.

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Topic A

The Islamic State in Southeast Asia

The Dais

Jasmine Yang

Director

Jasmine Yang

Director

Jasmine Yang is a sophomore at Juanita High School and is part of the Cambridge program. She has been involved in MUN since her freshman year and has loved it. She enjoys the passionate debate and collaboration as well as meeting new people at every conference. When not attending a MUN conference, Jasmine can be found snowboarding, surfing, shopping, running track, and playing volleyball. Jasmine is ecstatic to welcome delegates to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations!

Brett Kelley

Chair

Brett Kelley

Chair

Brett Kelley is a sophomore at Bellarmine Prep. He has been a delegate at multiple Model UN conferences in the Seattle area since his freshman year, as well as has staffed his schools middle school conference, BELLARMUN. He finds great interest in his school’s Model UN program. Outside of MUN, Brett enjoys many other extracurricular activities such as Marine Chem, track and field, and tennis, which he plays year round. Brett is very excited to be serving as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and is very happy to be joining you for SeattleMUN 2019.

Devesh Sarda

Assistant Director

Devesh Sarda

Assistant Director

Devesh Sarda is a junior at Tesla STEM High School. He has been involved in MUN since his freshman year and instantly feel in love with it after attending the first conference. He has since attended conferences all over Washington State. Devesh loves the opportunity to meet new people, have amazing experiences, and mostly importantly to discuss issues we are facing today. When he is not busy with MUN, Devesh is busy with robotics, mathematical competitions, and computer programming. Devesh is excited to meet all of you at SeattleMUN 2019.