Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC)

Level: Intermediate

The Disarmament and Security Committee (DISEC) is the First Committee of the General Assembly which is concerned with matters relating to global security. As its name suggests, DISEC has one of the broadest mandates of any of the General Assembly’s six committees.


Topics:

  1. Countering the use of IEDs by non-state actors
  2. Multilateral cybersecurity measures to protect against non-state actors


This Committee's Rules of Procedure and Study Guide will be released soon ahead of our Position Paper due date for delegates.

 Alfie Jenkins

Director

Alfie Jenkins

24, British

Occupation: Politics and International Relations graduate, University of Reading

MUN Experience: He began MUN participation 6 years ago and never looked back since then, despite his lack of diplomacy as a first-time delegate and wrongly formatted resolution. He particularly enjoys the opportunity to travel to other countries and thanks to MUN has been to places such as Dubai, Cologne, Paris and Antalya. He has taken on most positions in the absurd number (50+ if you must know…) of conferences he has attended, most notably serving as the 2018 Secretary-General of LIMUN: High School and the 2019 USG Academics for CologneMUN. A frequent DISEC chair, Alfie always finds security topics to be particularly engaging and so he is confident that his delegates will have a blast in this year’s CUIMUN.

Hobbies: Outside of MUN, Alfie can be found enjoying a glass of whisky or gin to Rick and Morty, kicking demon butt with smoking sexy style in Devil May Cry or enjoying the wonders of his home city. He also interned at the United Nations Association - UK last year, cementing his interest in global politics and desire to work in that field.

Fun Fact: At one conference he mixed gin and gin (thinking it was gin and tonic) into his hip flask for a social. Feel free to ask him for the result that followed, it’s quite entertaining.

 Amy Blaettler

Assistant Director

Amy Blaettler

Too young to sit with the adults, too old to sit with the kids, British, Swiss and Portuguese

Occupation: Philosophy student at King's College London

MUN Experience: Through MUN conferences all over Europe, Amy has met many fantastic new people that she now considers some of her closest friends. MUN unites many young people wanting to make the world a better place, and Amy is happy to be part of such a big family of like-minded individuals. She hopes to pass on this feeling to you at CUIMUN 2019.

Hobbies: Amy was lucky to discover two of her passions while completing her Bachelor’s: Firstly, that she absolutely loves Philosophy and will be found going on about how fascinated she is by some philosophical paradox over a glass of wine at an MUN social. Secondly, she enjoys meeting new people – which brought her to MUN.

Fun Fact: If you pause 'Friends' anywhere, Amy has a 90% success rate in quoting the next line word for word.

 Dafni Paraschi

Assistant Director

Dafni Paraschi

19, Greek

Occupation: Politics, Philosophy and Economics student at the University of Warwick

MUN Experience: Dafni is the current President of the Warwick UN Society. She started getting involved with the UN from an early age. She has participated in numerous campaigns where she had to raise awareness about the SDGs and has written an article about youth political participation with Kathimerini.

Hobbies: In her free time, she enjoys cooking; seeing as becoming a chef was her childhood ambition. She also attends vocals lessons and is looking to go into hip-hop dancing and pilates!

Fun Fact: Outside MUN, she is a member of AIESEC, a student-run volunteering organization which gives young people the opportunity to start their career off with an international experience.