Nigah Zahra is a sophomore here at LUMS. She is currently pursuing an Economics and Political Science degree.
Her journey with LUMUN began as an assistant director for Accommodations where she not only made great memories but also met amazing people. She hopes that this year round, in the capacity of director accommodations, she can ensure that the delegates, too, can make memories and reminisce their LUMUN experience years from now. You can spot Nigah at the Khoka. So, if there’s anything wrong with your accommodation, you know whom to find, and where.
Maheen is an Economics and Mathematic Junior who has been a part of the LUMUN family for 3 years now, and is currently serving as Director Affiliations.
A true literature enthusiast, Maheen is also your go-to person if you want to relive any old Bollywood moments. She is also an extremely passionate activist who has been spearheading the anti-nuclear campaign in Pakistan as part of the Global Zero Team. Maheen has lived in over 10 cities all across Pakistan, which means that meeting people and forging new connections is something she’s good at, and she cannot wait to put these skills to the test to help make LUMUN 15 a wholesome learning experience for you all!
Waleed Amjad is the Director of Design and Merchandise for LUMUN 15. Although you won't get to see much of him (perhaps maybe bargaining at the merchandise stall), you'll see a lot of his work. He is responsible for all the designs you will see throughout the conference. Other than that, Waleed is a very enthusiastic (not) Accounting and Finance junior. He is also a very avid gamer and is the self-proclaimed king of COD. What separates Waleed from other core-team members is that he is perhaps the only director who still has a 10 pm curfew. He hopes to dazzle you with his designs this December and looks forward to welcoming you at this year's conference.
Shahzar Khan is a Junior at LUMS majoring in Management Sciences and aiming for a minor in Public Management. This is his third year at LUMUN and he has served in the External Relations Department throughout his time here. An Assistant Director for External Relations in the last two LUMUN Conferences, he is delighted to hold the position of Director External Relations at LUMUN 15. He has expressed his desire to instill the same passion, dedication and commitment for work in his team members just as his previous directors had done with him. Having no MUN experience prior to LUMS, he loves the fact that LUMUN has always lived up to the saying that there's more to it than just being a Model UN Conference. He's confident that this years conference will be no different.
Outside LUMUN, Shahzar loves a good laugh and is always around to listen to people's problems and chime in with his own. He looks forward to welcoming you all to LUMUN 15 and knows you'll have a great time!
Ammar Farooq is senior at LUMS, majoring in the Computer Science degree at the School of Science and Engineering. Computer Networks, Cybersecurity and UI/UX design are some of the areas in his field that interest him. His main duties at LUMUN comprise of maintaining the LUMUN website and the LUMUN database. He works together with his Co-Director Abdullah Zafar and the team in the Department of IT.
The Department of IT has a vital role to play in the LUMUN conference. Their service includes the provision of up-to-date information regarding the conference, prior to and during the event. Other facilities that are managed by them throughout the conference include the provision of free Wi-Fi, printing facility, software bank, remote data storage and miscellaneous tech support.
Abdullah Zafar is a Computer Science junior at SBA School of Science and Engineering. Obviously enough, he loves computers and technology and holds a keen interest in the field of Computer Networks, UI/UX and Operating Systems. In addition to managing his assignments, Abdullah will be working on the development of LUMUN website and administrative and registration portals. His core duties also include database maintenance and other computer software related to conference. Department of IT has quite of a substantial place in the entire MUNing experience, as of, it all starts from a website where you find all the data and information regarding the conference, also you get to know about core team from there. During conference, department of IT will be providing you free Wi-Fi, printing facility, software bank, remote data storage and tech support. Following to it, the next and foremost thing comes, the Registrations. Entire process of registration will be automated but if you still need any help then Abdullah is the right guy to talk to.
Naseer is a junior majoring in Economics and Politics but secretly likes History. Apart from that, he usually spends his evenings learning eastern classical music. It’s an honour to serve as the director of International Affairs in this year’s core team.
You may be a beginner with no idea of what to expect from a model UN conference or a hardened MUNer donning a suit in your Facebook profile picture, you are welcome regardless. He looks forward to some exciting days of, as clichéd as it may sound, debate and diplomacy. And also, a lot of fun!
Momal is a LUMUN lover at heart who happens to be pursuing a Law degree at LUMS on the side. She hopes that this year her the International Affairs department will help broaden the reach of LUMUN even more. Her focus, however, is on the experience the international delegates have in Pakistan, and not just the number. Outside LUMUN, Momal is passionate about cricket, history, and fighting anyone who thinks Snape was a good person. She also spends her time making obscure references to books/ shows she likes, and trying (emphasis on the word trying) to make her friends laugh. Momal hopes that LUMUN 15 would make for a memorable experience -one filled with learning, fun, and excitement- for everyone involved.
Being a Junior at LUMS, Muhammad is pursuing a degree in Economics. He has been a part of LUMUN for the last two years, during which time he has grown to become fond of the society. He started of in his freshmen year as a Team Member for the Human Resources department, got promoted to Assistant Director Logistics in his sophomore year and will be serving as the Director for Logistics department for LUMUN 15. Muhammad is one of the most hardworking member of the society and knows all the nitty gritty of handling the logistics of a Society.
Muhammad is committed to making this year’s LUMUN a great experience for everyone involved and for that purpose, has selected a team of very passionate people. He is devoted to making this year’s LUMUN better than all the previous versions. Muhammad is eagerly waiting to welcome you all to this year’s conference!
Zohaib Yousaf is currently a junior at LUMS, pursuing a degree in Economics and Political Science. He will be serving as the Director Logistics for LUMUN 15. Zohaib started off as an Assistant Director for logistics in his sophomore year. The immense amount of effort he and his co Assistant Directors had to put in for last year’s conference started of initially as a headache, but gradually made LUMUN one of the most prized thing for him in the entire University. Although he’s an introvert, LUMUN has given him the opportunity to socialise and develop his personality to a great extent.
Being the Director of Logistics, Zohaib, along with his co-director, has selected a team of people who all love LUMUN, and will leave no stone unturned in making your experience of LUMUN 15 one of a lifetime. He is eagerly waiting to welcome you all to this year’s conference!
Mishaal is a junior here at LUMS, who is majoring in Economics with a minor in Public Policy. She is also serving as Director Marketing for LUMUN this year, and although she is neither exceptionally gifted nor especially clever, Mishaal and her team have been working extremely hard to make this year’s Conference one for the books.
LUMUN has by far been one of her most defining experiences here at LUMS, and she hopes that this will hold true for you as well. Mishaal is always up for a cup of chai, and also claims to give admirable advice – so if you need any help this December, feel free to reach out to her!
Ammar Agha is a 3rd year business school student, majoring in Management Science. He has been with the society since his freshman year, starting off as a team member for the social events department and going on to serve in 3 different departments. He is currently heading the marketing department, along with Mishaal Pasha. He believes LUMUN has been the most defining phase of his journey at LUMS. His obsession with LUMUN roots from the memories he has created and the friends he has found, in the society.
He is just as passionate about his favorite boyhood club, Liverpool FC, as he is about LUMUN. He is elated by the recent rise in their performances and hopes they build on their success. Ammar has recently developed a passion for public speaking and hopes to have a crack at MUNning someday. Apart from that, he likes keeping fit, which proves awfully vexing, as he has a really bad sweet tooth.
Ammar is very excited about LUMUN 15, as he believes this year will be like no other. He, along with his team, are working assiduously to ensure the delegates have a phenomenal experience, not just inside the committees, but also outside of it.
Meharyar Khan is currently a junior in LUMS, studying Economics. He joined the society in his freshman year, inspired by the orientation that was held and immediately decided to join the directorate side of things, Specifically the Media and Promotions department, he rose from the positions of Team Member, Assistant Director and is now the Director for the department. To him, LUMUN is more than just a society, as he cherishes the memories he’s created and the bonds he’s made along his LUMUN journey.
Meharyar hopes to capture LUMUN15 in a way so that every single person involved with the society this year, be it the delegates, the core team members or the sponsors, one day look back at these photos and videos and relive the LUMUN15 experience.
When he’s free from classes, you’ll often find him socializing at the Khoka, lifting weights at the gym, or just scrolling through his phone somewhere around campus
Sarmad Burki, the Director for Media and Promotions for LUMUN 14. Although you won’t get to see much of him (no fat jokes) during the conference, you’ll get to see a lot of his work. Sarmad is an Econ-Pol Sophomore. He is madly in love with all kinds of tech, is an amateur photographer, an average to okay-ish singer (very modest about it...not). He is good with video editing and awesome with his mickey mouse voice. Being a part of LUMUN was his dream, even before coming to LUMS and now as a director, he aims to, with his photo blurring Photoshop skills and lame puns and jokes, make this conference the best LUMUN conference of all time!
Arsalan is a junior in, what can be called, the most notorious school in LUMS: SDSB, he is majoring in Management Science and is hoping he doesn't fall prey to the claws of corporate slavery but knows that it is inevitable. Arsalan has been in LUMUN for two years now and is using it as a platform to combine his love for writing and public speaking into one by heading the Publications dept. So if there's anything you want to be published in the Diplomat, you know who to contact.
Arsalan is very approachable and can be befriended in a matter of minutes as he loves to sit down and get to know people over a cup of tea and unravel their stories. In his spare time, he is a movie/TV show fanatic while also having a serious love for sports be it cricket, football or tennis; most of his nights are spent either watching a movie or reading up on articles about the happenings around the world.
He wishes that LUMUN gives all the future delegates the same amount of satisfaction and happiness he has gained from being part of this prestigious society and envisions that LUMUN will be even bigger and better this year!
Shanze Ijaz is currently a junior in LUMS, studying Economics. She has been a part of the MUN circle in Lahore, since her O'Levels, but left recently to join the directorate side of things. She joined LUMUN at the start of her freshman year as an AD in the Media and Promotions department. She then served as Director Media & Promotions in her sophomore year. This year Shanze is co-director of the Registrations Department along with Moughees Ahmed. Shanze wants to make LUMUN 15 a bigger and better conference this year around for all the delegates. In her free time, Shanze enjoys the joys of being socially awkward, mistaken for a fourteen year old and watching random shows all day long. She hopes to pursue a degree in law after graduating LUMS.
Moughees Ahmed is the director for Registrations this year. You'll probably see him frantically running around the conference and occasionally at the Registrations desk. Moughees is a CS Junior so most of his day is spent juggling assignments (mostly procrastinating). Aside from that, he is a Brooklyn-99 fanatic (all Jake Peralta references are welcome). Moughees was formerly AD Registrations and made his way to become a director this year. He is determined to play his part in bringing the delegates of LUMUN 15 an unforgettable experience, one filled with learning and entertainment.
Hassan Kamal is currently a junior at LUMS. He is pursuing a degree in Law. He joined LUMUN in his freshman year as a part of the accommodations department. This year he will be serving as a co-director for security along with Fahad Naeem. He will be your go-to person in case of any problems you face during the conference. He and his team will be available on-campus throughout the five days of the conference. Apart from this, he has lived in Lahore all his life so you can contact him if you want to go explore the city. He loves travelling, cricket and is a devout arsenal fan. He hopes you will have an amazing experience at LUMUN and make memories that you will cherish your whole life.
Fatima Zahid is a Sociology/ Anthropology major at LUMS in her junior year. She’s extremely passionate about music and believes that the underlying harmony in humanity can be experienced through the various notes and rhythms one can find in music. She believes that forums such as LUMUN engender a spirit of community in the youth that inspires a deep appreciation for diversity that cannot be cultivated in the four walls of a classroom. She’s interested in creating an inspiring atmosphere during social events that allows people to discover and interact with the various shades and aspects of all those participating in the MUN.
Sharmeen is a junior at LUMS who is majoring in Economics and Political Science, even though she loves History. She constantly doubts her abilities at every turn of the way, but still manages to give her hundred percent to the things she signs up for. She joined LUMUN SRP as an internship manager in 2017, and worked her way up to be the Director. Apart from focusing on her academics, she spends most of her time collecting Mughal Art, traveling and engaging in social work. She hopes to introduce a diverse range of SRP projects that would tackle different social problems and create a trifling impact in the society.
Bareha Abbas is currently a Sophomore at LUMS. She is majoring in Political Science and Economics. Bareha has been a part of the Model UN circuit for the past 4 years. She was part of the LUMUN best delegation at Model UN Turkey this year. She is a foodie and is often seen at the cupcake lounge munching on their chicken sandwiches. She is also very talkative, which often makes her friends go: Bareha, Ab-BAS (pun intended). She has a keen interest in international relations, and hence travelling.
Bareha will be chairing UNDP this year. She feels that Model UNs are an opportunity for one to learn about issues of international significance while also taking into account additional aspects of the issues at hand. UNDP is set out to be a very challenging committee this year, and all delegates are to be mindful of the fact that flowery rhetoric, run of the mill research, and pretentious diplomacy will not take them far.
Syed Janian Shah is a Junior majoring in Management Science at LUMS. He will be chairing the United Nations Development Programme at the 15th Annual LUMUN Conference. Previously, he has chaired the Disarmament and International Security Committee at the 14th Annual LUMUN Conference. Originally from Karachi, Janian strongly identifies with his roots from Quetta and Peshawar and was part of the delegation that won Best Small Delegation at Harvard Model UN Boston 2016.
Janian hopes that the simulation of UNDP during the five days of the conference will be both challenging as well as fun for the delegates. He cannot wait to welcome all of you this December!
Kiran Khalid is a Senior at LUMS majoring in Economics and minoring in Psychology. Kiran has been an active participant in Model UN since A levels attending conferences like Harvard MUN China. Last year, Kiran was the Chair for SOCHUM at LUMUN. She was also the Head Delegate of LUMUN’s team to Model United Nations Turkey 2018, where LUMUN was awarded the Best Delegation Trophy.
This year Kiran is going to be the Committee Director for WCW. She guarantees that delegates will find the committee intellectually challenging and leave the conference having acquired valuable knowledge, skills and most importantly confidence in themselves. Kiran looks forward to interacting with all delegates, to structure a productive yet engaging debate and to pass on the LUMUN spirit!
Kanza is a Sophomore at LUMS, majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. Her affiliation with the debating circuit has been long-standing, having started in 2015 when she began A-Levels. Ever since she attended the first training session for her school's debate team, she realized the potential for learning and growth the activity withheld, and so far, her experiences have reconfirmed that fact. She takes great pride in chairing the World Conference for Women at LUMUN 15, and hopes that the committee is able to generate discourse whose effects extend beyond the four walls of the room it occurs in. She is looking forward to meeting everyone, and expects that delegates will bring innovative, unique ideas to foster debate. Best of luck!
As someone successfully treading the fine line between having a preference for cats or dogs, Ali Aftab has managed to dabble in the art of public speaking long enough to serve as the Committee Director for the UNHCR. Three years at LUMS as a Political Science major and the banality of human exposure has left his wits whittled down to the lowest form of comedy, sarcasm. Unfortunately for delegates this has also inculcated the ability to sift through sophisticated jargon to find reasonable arguments. If you wish to win, show him you can rationalize, articulate and ultimately, manipulate.
Let us introduce to you Seemal Chatha who is a junior here at LUMS majoring in Management Sciences alongside pursuing a minor in Public Management. She has been an active LUMUN member serving in both the Directorate and Secretariat and has taken over several roles such as AD Registrations, ACD in LUMUN conferences and Committee Chair for several LUMUN affiliated events. Serving as MUN Society Head during shool, Seemal will be the Committee Director for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at the 15th edition of LUMUN, a committee which has not been simulated before and hence is now introduced with one major goal; to form a resolution in light of the real world issues with comprehensive, attainable solutions. As an active participant of MUN's, she abhors the idea of unmonitored dictatorship within the committee room and believes that an MUN Conference is supposed to give a chance to several delegates with differing views to unite, not fight.
Out of the academic endeavours, Seemal is an active member of PhotoLUMS and the Student Council here at LUMS. You will mostly see her either running around campus as she gets late for her meetings or eating Fish chilli dry from Chop Chop (it's to die for). She enjoys spending much of her time at the Khokha table having a good laugh with her friends. She is approachable and will be willing to help out anyone who's in need of a little guidance. Seemal is all set welcome you all with an open heart this December and will ensure that your time spent here at LUMS turns into a good memory in the future!
Hammad Ali Kalhoro has been an active participant in Model UN since high school. Usually considered boring by his peers, he leads a simple life as a diehard Chelsea fan. Chairing LUMUN for the second time, he looks forward to welcoming you to the conference and is extremely excited to see how well delegates can deal with the issues at hand.
Faizan Haider is a junior at LUMS pursuing an undergraduate degree with a major in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Political Science. He has keen interest in literature, cinema, and Pakistani politics. He has been actively involved in public speaking throughout his academic years taking part in various MUNs and other public speaking competitions. This year he will be the committee director for DISEC. Faizan feels that DISEC will be one of the most innovative and challenging committees to be simulated in recent times.
Faizan would prefer to see delegates stay true to their roles, showcase comprehensive knowledge of history and take initiative in the committee. He would also encourage delegates to be respectful towards each other because MUN is not an excuse for anyone to shout, be rude or condescending towards someone else. Prepare well, be confident and give it your best shot.
Zulnash Shaukat is a Junior at LUMS with a major in Economics and minor in Public Management. Back in 2012, Zulnash started exploring the diverse platform of dialogue and conversation when she joined the parliamentary debates team at her school. Since then, she has been an active part of MUN circuit around the country, in the capacity of a delegate and committee director both.
This year Zulnash was a part of LUMUN’s delegation to MUNTR, and now she is excited to serve as Committee Director for SOCHUM at this year’s LUMUN edition. Before this, she has also served as an Assistant Committee Director for UNWOMEN at LUMUN 13 and Assistant Director for Human Resource and Delegate Affairs at LUMUN 14. She is eager to come back to the committee room and actively contribute to the LUMUN experience of the delegates.
Today, where aggressive showmanship thrives, she expects the delegates to instead value each other’s opinions and come up with feasible innovative solutions which can truly help us to see world politics in a different dimension. That being said, SOCHUM at LUMUN 15 will be one of the most challenging yet exciting committee with opportunities to re-imagine and re-define perspectives.
Lastly, besides running into frequent arguments with her peers, Zulnash is passionate about Russian Literature, Strings and cupcakes.
LUMUN is family to her and she cannot wait to warmly welcome you all to her family this winter!
Zohair A Khan is from Islamabad, Pakistan. He is currently a Senior majoring in Management Science at Lahore University of Management Science. His interest in Model UN started way back in his O Levels and since then it has been an integral part of his life where it has helped him to progress personally and also has allowed him to meet some wonderful people.
Zohair recently represented Pakistan and LUMUN at Model United Nations Turkey 2018 at SOCHUM where he won a Best Delegate award while LUMS was able to win the Best Delegation award as well. During his time in LUMUN, he's had a changing trajectory. Starting out in the Secretariat and chairing affiliate conferences, he went on to become the Director of Media and Promotions in LUMUN 13, followed by becoming the Director of Human Resource and Delegate Affairs in LUMUN 14.
Apart from Model UN, Zohair has an extensive background in theatre and filmmaking which he devotes his time to and hopes to make a career out of them. He's also a devoted Taylor Swift fan.
At LUMUN 15, being the Committee Director of the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, he aims to encourage healthy dialogue, intense debate and good fun throughout the conference. Come prepared and get ready because LUMUN 15 will be something you will not forget.
Taha Tariq Shaykh is a Junior at LUMS. Hailing from Karachi, he is a Political Science major, and a ritual listener of the 9 PM news. He will be chairing the Pakistan National Assembly at the 15th LUMUN conference this year. A Realist to the core, he believes in expediency, perhaps a symptom of watching too much of House of Cards. When not watching something on Netflix, he will be found wasting time by oversleeping until the next exam is two hours away. But apart from procrastination, he believes it is our values and dreams that, at the end of the day, keep us human. Being well-acquainted with the debating circuit, Taha wants PNA not to just be another committee on the block, but rather a realistic microcosm of the politics of our great nation. In true democratic fashion, PNA belongs to everyone, regardless of the language you speak, or the Debating experience, or the lack of it, you bring with you. He hopes all of you will help him make sure of this. That is why he cannot wait to welcome you all to LUMUN this winter.
Syed Humza Farhan will be chairing the Pakistan National Assembly at LUMUN 15. Currently a Sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering at LUMS, Humza has been an active member of the Pakistani debate circuit since 2012, having participated at both national and international forums. He has also served as an ACD for the United Nations Security Council at LUMUN 14.
Apart from getting into heated political discussions with people at the Khoka, his day to day activities include binge watching Friends on Netflix, crying about how difficult engineering is, wasting 75% of his pocket money on energy drinks, and sneaking in a few hours to play the guitar. If he is not at the Khoka or the hostel, you will most definitely find him in the Jam room.
Having experienced the amazing quality of the debate last year at LUMUN, Humza expects this years LUMUN to not only be bigger and better, but also with a debate more intense and ambitious than ever before.
If you see someone walking to class with headphones in their ears and lost in their own little world as they walk to class – that person is very likely to be Bassam.
Bassam is currently a Sophomore at LUMS studying Management Sciences and is planning to switch to Economics and Political Science (because he finds the business school terribly boring). He generally enjoys stargazing at 3 am, listening to music, and playing Age of Empires with his friends (in which he can be extremely competitive).
As a committee director, Bassam expects nothing less than the absolute best from those in the committee. Though a proponent of maximum participation, he will also be particularly picky about the quality of the speeches given and is likely to note down every single speech that’s given in his committee. If you try to cut corners to get to the top, then he’s likely to catch you; he doesn’t hesitate in accepting that he doesn’t know something and double-checking it online – so make sure you’re well-researched!
Whether you’re in the committee or out of it – Bassam is the kind of person that will want to get to know the person BEHIND the delegate, so never be afraid to ask him to have a cup of coffee with you, if you see him around!
He’s excited to meet you for this edition of LUMUN!
Aliza is a fourth year student at LUMS majoring in Management Sciences. She has been associated with MUNs for the past 6 years and joined LUMUN in her freshman year at LUMS. At LUMUN 15 she will serve as the Committee Director for UNODC. In addition to this, she enjoys singing and believes in constantly exploring different genres of music. Alternative Rock is a favorite. She has a passion for psychology and has a keen interest in learning about how the human mind works. You will often find her getting into heated debates with her friends over these topics.
She is excited to see what Delegates will bring to LUMUN this December. She is confident that LUMUN 15 will surpass expectations and will leave the delegates with an experience they will remember for years to come.
Amna is a senior at LUMS currently aiming to complete a degree in Economics and Politics with a minor in History. From an early age Amna has been interested in many different sports and was a part of various sports teams, including basketball and volleyball, through high school. She is also currently a part of the LUMS female football team. Amna’s passion for cricket comes from many a long day spent in front of the television cheering on the Pakistani team with unfaltering hope in the boys in green. She hopes to share this passion for cricket with the delegates of the International Cricket Committee and is looking forward to what is bound to be a memorable and enriching experience at LUMUN 15.
Rahul is a junior year Economics student at LUMS, and he will be the Co-Committee Director for the International Cricket Council.
His MUN career began early in the final year of O Levels, but it was not until A levels that he vehemently started participating in local and international conferences. Experience from this vast and diverse range of conferences has enabled him to understand the different characteristics and intricacies of MUNs and has augmented his knowledge of many global issues. Several awards at local and international conferences have consequently equipped him with an understanding of the many ways diplomacy can be maneuvered. This eventually helped him secure an award at MUNTR’17 in his freshmen year at LUMS.
He hopes delegates will not confine their research to the boundaries of the study guide, and use the study guide to bring forth a profound understanding of the underlying complexities within major themes; ergo, crafting practical and implementable solutions while displaying diplomacy to negotiate divided issues.
Rahul hopes this will be a great learning experience for the delegates, and looks forward to seeing a high standard of debate at this year’s LUMUN conference.
Alina is a junior at LUMS with a major in Management Sciences, debating on what to minor in. She will be serving as the Committee Director for the Special Summit on Water at LUMUN this year. Alina’s public speaking endeavors began in her O’Levels when she started taking part in English Parliamentary Debates. Eventually she also gained interest in Model UN conferences and has won awards at local and international conferences including HarvardMUN India and Bremen International MUN in Germany. She has also served as a dais member at HarvardMUN China, LUMUN 14 and as the President of 55MUN. Apart from spending her time at debates and MUNs, Alina enjoys reading books and keeping up with the Guardian and Al Jazeera. She expects delegates to be well-researched, enthusiastic and eloquent. For her, the Special Summit on Water is not just any other committee but a platform for changing the way people view water and the challenges associated with conserving this vital resource.
Fateh is currently a junior at LUMS, pursuing a major in Economics and Mathematics and a minor in Computer Sciences. He has been passionate about MUNs ever since his A levels, and an active member of LUMUN since his freshman year. He served as a dais member at JTMUN, LUMUN 13 & 14 and FallMUN 2017. Fateh has also been involved in LUMUNs Social Responsibility Program in the capacity of a Project Head in the summer of 2017 and as a volunteer with the Urban Forest tree plantation drive. Furthermore, Fateh has had the honor of representing Pakistan internationally at MUNTR and HarvardMUN India. This year, he is looking forward to hosting the delegates as the Committee Director of the Special Summit on Water. Other than his love for public speaking and the environment, Fateh is a devoted supporter of Manchester United and can regularly be seen playing cards at the ‘khokha’. While delegates can definitely expect his committee to be lively, they should also come prepared as Fateh has a penchant for reasoning and logical argumentation. Fateh expects delegates to be diplomatic, cooperative and to engage in thought-provoking debate and discussion on issues pertaining to the earth’s most vital resource – water. Fateh believes that LUMUN has been a fulfilling experience for him and he is excited to be a part of this year’s conference!
Agha Fahad Abbas is a junior at LUMS majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Fahad has been an active participant in Model UN since his O Level.
Fahad spends most of his time passionately debating read: arguing that Imran Khan is the savior of Pakistan. His respect for Mr. Khan does not only originate from his efforts to change the political landscape, but he has been in love with him ever since 1992's iconic World Cup win.
Which reminds us how Fahad's YouTube history is full of cricket highlights, although it's saddening to know that Fahad let go of a golden opportunity to sing the 'Mauka Mauka' jingle for his Indian colleagues while at a summer program for Harvard University.
This year Fahad will be chairing the Joint Crisis Cabinet and previously, he has been a part of the LUMUN conference as a delegate, Assistant Committee Director, and Under-Secretary General. Additionally, Fahad also represented LUMUN at MUNTR 2018 where he also won the Outstanding Diplomacy award.
His professionalism and ambition is unmatched, which makes him one of the most charismatic people on our Core Team. He is excited to see how delegates will cope with the unique nature of his crisis cabinet.
Hamza makes the most of the night life at LUMS, because majoring in Computer Science makes it difficult for him to befriend the day. As a staunch believer in multitasking, he will always be there with an oddly cheery face to tell you that you’re under control of everything (so you should have your baloney detector off in those times). He loves old time rock n roll and anime, so if you’re into any of those, hit him up to unveil his frank and fan-boy side (trigger words: The Beatles and Fullmetal Alchemist). With every cup of tea he enjoys daily, he thinks of a way in which stereotypes surrounding science students and inactive lifestyles can be lifted from the LUMS community, but to this point no success can be documented.
On a more attainable note, he wishes to direct a committee this year which marks the resurfacing of Model UN as an activity where victory comes in various ways. No law dictates that for the 5 days of the conference you can’t imagine yourself going back in time, experience political and armed mismanagement, and visualize how a geopolitically different South Asia may have been attained. On the other hand, no law states that you cannot have fun while doing so and experience an unprecedented need of extending yourself to form new friendships, which pretty much sums up Hamza’s priority for this year’s LUMUN: to normalize care and compassion.
Ahmed Shiwani will be chairing the Crisis Cabinet this year. He is a junior majoring in Political Science and will be directing a committee at LUMUN for the second time. In an attempt to help delegates understand the various dynamics of the Afghan War, Shiwani has designed the 1989 Afghan War Cabinet in a way that challenges delegates like never before. Delegates in his committee will have to be adroit strategists and diplomats, nuanced thinkers, and exquisite orators. He expects delegates to be well-researched and well-read; while he greatly appreciates clever strategic actions, he believes the weightage of every move that a delegate in a crisis cabinet makes depends on the knowledge and research that drives their decisions. He hopes delegates leave his committee with a nuanced understanding of the perennial Afghan conflict, a refined approach to Model UN, unique learnings in diplomacy and strategy, and an overall unforgettable experience.
Shiwani is a strong believer in the power of discourse and dialogue; he has always vouched for the inculcation of critical thought and discourse and hopes that delegates at LUMUN this year realize that empowerment, concern for humanity, and the ability to think critically, rather than worthless and insignificant pieces of glass, are the real awards that the conference offers.
Shiwani is an avid reader and would rather sit in quiet corner on campus with a nice book and a cup of tea than go out with his friends. He also enjoys good food, though, and will never turn down an offer to go get KFC.
Momena Javaid is a Junior at LUMS, majoring in Economics. She started her MUN experience in A-levels, on the encouragement of her Debating Coach, late Zain Haider. Since then, she has participated in various Model UN conferences and has been a part of LUMUN from the beginning of her journey at LUMS. The LUMUN society occupies a prestigious place in her heart since she believes that speaking is that one ability which can make one achieve everything, sooner or later.
She is a party freak once you get to know her and can never stop laughing if she starts to. She loves to sing and dance as well and is a huge fan of “Sleeping at Last”. Oh and apart from this, she admires writing but in a perfect environment: sitting on a comfy chair beside a window in a raining dusk, having a typewriter on her table with a cup of tea. She has old-school fantasies, but she fills them up with fresh vigor.
She will be working in LUMUN as an Under Secretary-General this year. Prior to this, she has been a part of both the Directorate and the Secretariat. She is extremely delighted to see this conference become the best one of all times and expects enlightening and stimulating debate in all the Committees this year.
Baneen Abbas, is serving as the Under-Secretary General at LUMUN 15. She joined LUMUN in her freshman year and is now a Junior who is doing her major in Economics with a minor in Maths. She holds passion for development economics and can literally relate any issue of the world to economics and has the ability to convince you that development economics is what everyone should study because it is the dire need of the day.
She has been a MUNNER and a parliamentary debater for more than 7 years now and her relentless interest in public speaking reflects if you hold a conversation with her. She is usually found studying in a DR or the library and if luckily you don't find her there, then she'd probably be found strolling around the campus with her friends. Apart from ensuring that every little thing is done to perfection, she is someone who will help you through and is super excited to see all of you at LUMUN 15.
Starting back in 2013, Inshirah Tahir has been part of numerous conferences in the capacity of a delegate, committee director or a member of the host team. She served as a member of the crisis staff for the Joint Crisis Cabinet and as a committee director for the European Union in LUMUN 13 and 14 respectively. She is currently a Junior at LUMS pursuing a Computer Science major and a History minor.
Inshirah looks forward to LUMUN to once again be a part of one of the best conferences possible.
LUMUN, this year, would once again be a conference where individuals will have the opportunity to excel and become not just better speakers but also more empathetic human beings. She hopes people will leave the conference more aware of the problems surrounding them and more willing to help those less privileged than them.
Furthermore, she believes public speaking is one of the most rewarding activities and hopes to use the opportunities LUMUN offers to inculcate this habit in all the delegates coming in as well.
Finally, Inshirah hopes that all delegates coming in, would have an incredible time at LUMUN.
Omair is a second year Economics student who'll be serving as an Under Secretary General at this year's conference. You’ll mostly find him either ruining more good songs on his guitar, watching Chelsea dominate the rest of the Premier League, treating everyone around him to one of his (very original) jokes, or sleeping in his dorm. Omair expects LUMUN 15 to build on the success of recent years and hopes to see delegates learn, grow, and gain a deeper appreciation for the issues they'll be discussing.
Aman is currently a senior at LUMS with a major in Law and a Minor in English. She has been involved in MUNs ever since high school, and has always been a part of LUMUN during her time in University. Recently, she has also been elected to the Student Council and is often seen running around campus getting things done. One thing which she will appreciate is well researched and historically accurate arguments, and of course- being in character is key.
Protip: if you want to brighten up her mood, challenge her to a game of volleyball.
Rahul is currently a sophomore at LUMS who is perpetually double-minded about his major because every new class he enrolls in changes his mind. His relationship with debates, and Model UN goes 5 years back. He will be chairing the International Court at LUMUN 15, and he looks forward to the experiences this year's edition has to offer. Aside from debates, rock & roll serves as an escape from the dreary realities of life for him.
He really hopes that the delegates are able to fully experience what LUMUN has to offer; an experience that isn't limited to the boundaries of your committee rooms. However, he is optimistic about the proceedings of the International Court, and looks forward to productive debate.
Aysha is a senior at LUMS pursuing a degree in political science and a minor in history. Her passion for travel and adventure has taken her to far off places and gave way to her interest in the development of societies, conflict, international relations, and comparative politics. She has been an avid debater since high school, dabbling in both parliamentary debates and Model UN. In her spare time, Aysha plays football, embarks on trekking trips, and picks up on her mixed martial arts training whenever she can. She also loves animals, so be sure to be nice to the flourishing cat population in LUMS for brownie points.
SPECPOL is a committee that encompasses Aysha’s interests when it comes to discussing world issues. She hopes to provide a space to discuss some pertinent issues that have defined people’s identity and passion. Aysha hopes that delegates are able to not only walk away with an experience that matters, but also find issues that they can possibly strive to find solutions to in the future.
Nikhat is currently a Junior at LUMS, doing a major in Political Science and Economics. She has been affiliated to LUMUN for quite some time; both as a delegate and member of the dais. LUMUN is something that Nikhat holds very close to heart, because not only did it give her the opportunity to speak in front of people; it also allowed her to network (read: bond) with some of the best public speakers (and people) in the circuit.
From a delegate at World Bank in LUMUN 12, an Assistant Committee Director for G-20 at LUMUN 13 and as the Under Secretary General at LUMUN 14, this year she will be co-chairing SPECPOL with Aysha. Nikhat has also represented Pakistan and LUMUN at the Model United Nations Turkey 2017, where the 14 member delegation bagged the Best Delegation award. You can always listen to her stories about the conference and the 3 lira ice-cream in Istanbul. Apart from LUMUN, Nikhat can always find a mutual topic for conversation, be that food, shopping or even politics.
Since delegates will be debating some of today’s most pressing issues in committee, Nikhat hopes the urgency and universal importance of these topics will convince them all about how truly impactful Model UN can be. She also believes that LUMUN is not only a conference, but an opportunity for delegates to network with people from different cities and enjoy the Lahori winter as well as the socials. To ensure that this does happen, Nikhat has quite some plans for SPECPOL and is beyond excited to welcome you all to LUMUN this December.
Taha is a fourth-year student at LUMS pursuing a degree in Management Science while serving as the President of LUMUN.
His initial encounter with Model UN was certainly not a remarkable one, but it paved the way for a pursuit that has taken him from the mountains of Antalya to the beaches of Panama. He believes that Model UN has contributed significantly in helping him better understand the globalized landscape and provided him a platform through which he can celebrate diversity while recognizing the fact that the "people of the world" are more alike than they are unalike.
Besides his involvement in LUMUN, Taha also enjoys volunteering for social causes, watching football, playing squash and enjoying time with his friends perhaps making him one of the liveliest people that you will come across.
As Taha prepares to wrap his fourth and final encounter with LUMUN, he looks forward to making the fifteenth iteration of LUMUN an exhilarating and enriching experience for you therefore, it is his utmost pleasure to invite you to join him in counting the days to LUMUN XV.
A senior at LUMS, Shahbakht Ahmed is pursuing a degree in Economics & Political Science while serving as the Director General of LUMUN.
Having been born and raised in the metropolitan city of Lahore while remaining committed to her rural origin, she interestingly embodies an individual who is confused to the core striving to get the best of both worlds, while staying true to herself. During her time at LUMS you'll either find her playing netball, correcting the spellings of her name, obsessing over horses or sleeping in the library. She is perhaps one of the most hardworking and wittiest of people you will meet.
She has been a diligent member of the LUMUN Society since the last 3 years and it undoubtedly forms an integral part of her LUMS experience, as it enabled her in multitude of ways; by allowing her to make some of the best memories, great friends and gaining hands on experience of dealing with stress ridden situations.
As she bids farewell to LUMUN, she is determined to play her part in providing the delegates an unforgettable experience, one filled with learning and entertainment. She along with her brilliant team welcomes you to the fifteenth iteration of LUMUN and fervently looks forward to meeting you all in December!
Muhammed Saad Kamil finds it to be his immense pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 15th iteration of the LUMS Model United Nations Conference as this year’s Secretary General.
LUMUN being the pioneer of Model UN in Pakistan has always aimed to provide a platform for the young minds of the country to present their perspectives in a completely anomalistic way. World dynamics change every year giving us the opportunity to tackle issues that really matter; henceforth giving us all more the reason to keep ourselves academically important.
This year’s theme for the conference, “For Justice we Strive, With Hope we Survive” aims to inculcate a sense of responsibility of understanding the pain through which billions around the world, including ourselves, are going through. The facets of justice and hope go hand in hand in stabilizing states and populations, however the sad reality is that both facets are yet to be understood by governments and world leaders. Yet we can still strive with hope that such a day will dawn upon us soon.
In that light, LUMUN 15 this year aims to provide avenues to promote this very message through our committees. From understanding how justice was served in the past, connecting it to present day and how all of that leads to a plethora of ways people look towards tomorrow with hope.
Nevertheless it is vital for all of you to understand that LUMUN is more than just a conference. It is a way to exchange cultures, views and visions from all around the country. So, he hope that this year, you all come with more than just the mindset to win. But rather hear the unheard, debate with an open mind, and inculcate the “LUMUN Spirit” in everything you do. Because until and unless we don’t realize that as a country we are more alike than unalike, justice will never be served and hope will never emerge within us. On that very note, he along with the entire LUMUN host team welcomes you once again.
Please feel free to contact him, the Under-Secretary Generals or the Committee Directors should you need any help along the way.
Mahnoor Ayub is currently serving as the General Secretary of the LUMUN Society and it gives her immense pleasure to welcome all of you to the most prestigious Model United Nations conference in all of Pakistan
Mahnoor is a graduating senior majoring in Accounting and Finance. She was always attracted to public speaking and hence began her MUN career in O’levels and in the past seven years she has won several accolades. During her school years she participated in numerous MUN conferences including Harvard MUN India. Her first experience with LUMUN was when she came as a delegate to LUMUN YLP and then later joined the society in her freshman year first serving as an ACD and then as a part of the LUMUN MUNTR team where she won the Best Delegate Award. Since then LUMUN has been an integral part of her LUMS life as she has served both in the secretariat and the directorate.
Mahnoor feels that LUMUN is a great platform that will allow you to apply the global principles associated with the art of MUN’s to the national arena. Hence she suggests that all of you suit up and not only enjoy the enriching debate in the committees but actively take part in the Social Responsibility Program as well as take a chance to interact with various ambassadors, politicians and experts who will be present at the panel talks.
Mahnoor hopes to make her final LUMUN conference the best that has taken place so far, forming lifelong friendships with her team while giving the delegates an experience they haven’t had before.
As Treasurer of the LUMUN Society, Wajahat overlooks the finances, marketing and logistics of the society. However, his experiences in the society have opened him up to all sorts of perspectives that LUMUN has to offer.
He welcomes you all to a learning experience like no other. From coordinating the entire conference, to having an opportunity of thinking critically and creatively, and to give back to the community - LUMUN empowers you.
Muhammad Ali Chaudhry is an idealist!
Pursuing his BSc Honours in Accounting and Finance at LUMS, he's an aspirant to change the world around him. He believes living a life for others is worth everything and that's why he started a social platform and is a co-founder of that social organization named 'Aik Sitara' with the idea of changing lives by enabling underprivileged children acquire education. His dream of having a just and equivalent society through provision of education to each individual is the core idea of his start-up.
To expand his learning experiences and making them more meaningful he joined a number of societies at LUMS including LUMUN.
Previously he has remained as an Assistant Director in LUMUN Security department. Due to his diligence, enthusiasm and hardwork he has been handed over the Accommodations department this year as a Director. He is aiming to improve the overall working efficiency of his department with his vision and professional approach. He is mindful of the issues that arose in the previous years and is eager to challenge himself in dealing with them this year. His contribution and dedication towards LUMUN has made him an important pillar of the this year's Core team!
Muhammad Afnan Mansoor is a sophomore in School of Science and Engineering and one of the directors for Design and Merchandise this year. Relatively new to the LUMUN family, you would probably see his work more than you will ever see him during the conference. From Facebook posts to the delegate handbooks, if the visuals look good; you know who to look for. Obsessed with Rick & Morty and everything related to tech; Afnan, like most SSE students, can be found contemplating his life decisions at the IST labs. He has probably watched Kal-Ho-Na-ho more than anyone you’ve ever met and relates everything happening to him to the movie somehow. He hopes to use his design skills to make this year’s conference the most aesthetically pleasing one ever and play his part to make LUMUN worthwhile for you.
Mahrukh Khan is a Juniour at Lums currently pursuing her degree in Economics. She is currently the Director of External Relations and have been part of the LUMUN family since freshman year.
She is in all literal sense a fanatic in this department. Being able to bring significant personalities to LUMUN by hold ing panel talks to discuss the current global and national issues she feels is a learning experience for both the delegates and herself! Having served as Assistant Director to both External Relations and Affiliations in the past two years, she knew where she belonged. Other than that Mahrukh currently works with an NGO, Gender Guardian, and is an entrepreneur as she her own startup named Acasa. (Find it on insta!)
You’ll see her partly running around the campus all suited and booted, but the other times chilling at Khokha with chai in her hand and laughing with no shame. She does not mind having random conversations or chilling with new people. (came to LUMS with no friends so trust me a lot of socialisation went into it and now have ended up being friends with the whole batch.) So you can always come up and say Hi!
Usama Saleem is currently a junior in LUMS, pursuing a degree in Major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. He is the part of LUMUN since his freshman year. He’s been in the Logistics department for two years and now he’s the director of Financial Administration. As the Financial Administration is a new department introduced this year, Usama is eager to make it fully established. He has instilled the same passion and commitment in his team.
Outside LUMUN, Usama is a fun loving person and is always ready to hangout. He loves adventures and exploring new places. He looks forward to welcome you all to an amazing experience of LUMUN 15.
Areeba is a third-year student at LUMS, majoring in Sociology and Anthropology, and minoring in Psychology. This is her second year in LUMUN, and she is currently one of the two directors for the Human Resources and Delegate Affairs department. So far in her LUMUN journey, Areeba can say for sure that she has learnt a lot, made many new friends and strengthened ties with her old ones.
Outside of LUMUN, Areeba loves to travel and having been born and raised in Karachi, she always tries to make time for short adventures up North, whenever she can. Besides that, she loves watching tv shows and movies, and listening to music, mainly of the indie rock genre.
Last year's LUMUN conference was quite a memorable one for Areeba and she's eagerly preparing to make LUMUN 15 an even more enriching and memorable experience for you all!
Yahya is currently a sophomore in LUMS, majoring in Economics. Yahya is currently focusing on attempting to develop basic life skills, and finds most of his day consumed by either study, chores, rest, and eating an unhealthy number of meals per day.
Currently, he is one of the two Human Resources & Delegate Affairs directors, working alongside Areeba Khan. During LUMUN, you can catch him at the delegate help desk, or running around campus doing one thing or the other.
He is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of LUMUN for a second year, and looks forward to making the conference a more enjoyable, and memorable event for everyone!
Science. Having been associated with publications since LUMUN 14 as well as having served as an Assistant Committee Director for DISEC, she hopes to bring a new perspective to LUMUN publications this year. An avid reader, chai drinker and grammar Nazi, you’ll often find her feeding random cats on campus or making spontaneous plans with her friends.
Writing is something she has been passionate about for as long as she can remember and although she prefers fiction, her attention to detail ensures that LUMUN’s publications this year will keep you up-to-date as well as entertained. She hopes LUMUN will be and exciting experience for delegates, and looks forward to documenting this year’s events along with her co-director, Arsalan.
Fahad Naeem is currently a senior at LUMS, pursuing a degree in Economics, which he had not planned on doing, but it turned out to be a good decision for him. He has been part of the LUMUN society for the past 3 years, formerly serving in the departments of Finance and Marketing. This year he opted to handle security for the LUMUN 15 conference.
He has been part of LUMUN since his freshman year. For him, LUMUN has been the most defining experience outside of a classroom. Living in Lahore since forever, he claims that he knows every nook and corner of the city so he’s your guy if you want to lurk around. Also, he loves meeting people so if you see him don’t hesitate to talk to him, he might have something interesting up his sleeve to tell.
Those five cold days and nights of the 15th edition of LUMUN conference would definitely be an experience you would cherish for a long time. Fahad is eagerly waiting to welcome you all and experience the unprecedented.
He is a Junior at LUMS, Management Science major. A very hardworking and social person who loves to make new friends, parties a lot, but takes responsibility of everything he does. He made his way up to become a director of this department after working as the Director Logistics in LUMUN 14. Being in his third year in LUMUN, and after selecting a team of extremely passionate people, he wants the delegates to know that these five days of LUMUN will become one of the best memories of their lives, and he and his team will ensure that they make this possible.
Hello everyone! This is Zobia Akhtar, and she is currently studying Sociology while pursuing a minor in Psychology as well. Why? Because she wants to understand both the world and the people around her, to figure out how she can possibly make a positive difference out there. She is one of the biggest fans of music one can find - but beware of her playlist because almost everything you will find on it is Korean! She enjoys reading, taking walks, and stargazing. She loves to play different sports and having conversations about anything interesting or intriguing. She probably always has the worst singing voice in the room, but will most likely be the one singing at the top of her voice. She's expecting great things for LUMUN this year. She thinks that the team this time is extremely talented, and knows for a fact that they will take this society a long way! She's excited, are you?