I would like to welcome you to the Russian Revolution! I am incredibly excited to listen to bright people like you all voice their opinions on some of the most complicated and sensitive topics regarding the history of Russia.
To give you some information about my background, my name is Benjamin Radin, although the majority of my friends and associates simply refer to me as Ike. I am a sophomore and have been a member of the John Jay Model United Nations club since the beginning of freshman year. MUN is something that I love doing and I am completely committed to it. Outside of MUN, I play acoustic guitar, and love listening alternative rock and punk music.
I look forwards to meeting all of you at JJMUNC!
Chair, Russian Revolution Red
Hi, I’m Marisa Joseph and I am currently a senior. This year, I am vice-chairing the Russian Revolution-Red side of the first JCC ever in JJMUNC. I joined MUN my sophomore year and also write for the school newspaper as well as the school blog. I’m looking forward to a great conference!
Co-Vice Chair, World Health Organization
Welcome to the second annual John Jay Model United Nations Conference! I am very excited to see all of the hard work you have done in preparation for this conference come to fruition over the course of the day, and am eager to observe the exciting debate and discussion there is to be had as we tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
I began Model UN freshman year of high school and have been involved ever since. Between the engaging topics that help me better understand and be involved in the world around me and the interesting people I meet in it, to me, Model UN truly is the best intellectual and competitive outlet for students caring about the world around them. As a current junior (I will be a senior this fall), Model UN has been a huge part of my life and a highlight of my high school career. When not debating, you can find me involved in my research project on gene regulation in cancer, swimming for John Jay’s Men’s Varsity team, or writing/editing for our schools student-run blog, www.drawing-board.org (check it out!)
As crisis-director of the JCC, I encourage all delegates to make the most of their portfolio powers. Each of you has responsibilities and capabilities that no one else does — use them to your advantage! Make sure you are sending notes to me when you have questions, and don’t be afraid to shake things up — remember, just because the committee takes place in the past doesn’t mean you have to follow the course of history. Embrace the chaos and respond to change!
I can’t wait to see everyone and how you, as an individual and a committee, choose to respond to the crises!
Crisis Director, Russian Revolution JCC
Second Annual John Jay Model United Nations Conference
“Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.” -Karl Marx
For too long have we suffered under the boot of the bourgeoise. My comrades, we are forced to fight a war we are unprepared for, on a land we do not live on. We are sending so many to fight and die in the west, while we face famine here in the motherland. The government has failed to provide us with basic needs. But Lenin, and Bolshevik promises: peace, land, and bread to all revolutionaries. the government has failed us, they leave us with nothing, we live in squalor, our working conditions are unbearable, and there are no unions. Russia has been ruined by class and consumerism. Even our war has become commercialized, port Arthur caused so many Russian deaths. We do not want a violent uprising, but perhaps that is our only option. Remember comrades We must try to not destroy the land we live on. Destruction of Russia is not our goal, the Bolsheviks will creat a modern, peaceful, progressive Russia. Our goals are to: get rid of the White Russian Movement, Ensure food is given to the population, and to create peace with Germany. Remember my comrades, we will have: peace, land, and bread.