A senior at LUMS, Mishaal is completing a degree in English Literature while serving as President of LUMUN during her final year in Lahore.
Originally from Karachi but having spent a large period of time in the cultural capital of Pakistan, she has come to call it home. One of her earliest encounters with Model UN began here—on a foggy, winter day in December when she first attended the LUMUN Conference as a delegate.
That encounter has led her to many more, from those in the metropolis of Antalya to those in the city of Montreal—and also to the question: in this globalized landscape where progress is constant but conflict is divisive and frequent, does one celebrate diversity or look for commonality? Her fervent hope is: at LUMUN, you do both.
The fourteenth iteration of the conference, Mishaal hopes, will be as exhilarating as her first. She looks forward to welcoming you to her home this winter.
Zoha Waqar is a senior at the Lahore University of Management Sciences pursuing a major in Economics and Mathematics. Through her various experiences and involvement in different departments, the LUMUN Society has been an integral part of her university life. Working as a team member for the Logistics department in her freshmen year to diligently fulfilling her duties as an Assistant Director for Registrations and then finally organizing various internships and activities for underprivileged children under the Social Responsibility Program, the LUMUN Directorate provided Zoha with a multitude of opportunities that compelled her to challenge herself at every step of the way.
It would be true to say that over the course of four years LUMUN has allowed Zoha to not only refine her skills but also discover and polish her own potential, both of which have helped her grow as an individual. The best part of the journey for her, however, has undoubtedly been the creation of lifelong friendships and countless memories to be cherished forever.
As the Director General, Zoha warmly welcomes all the delegates to the 14th edition of the LUMUN Conference from 26th-30th December. Along with her team of almost 150 members, she is working relentlessly to make sure that the delegates and the host team are able to enjoy both high-quality debates and memorable socials. This December, Zoha hopes to make her final LUMUN the best conference yet by providing an enriching and exciting experience for all the aspiring delegates with the help of her committed and enthusiastic team. LUMUN looks forward to you all for yet another unforgettable five days!
Mariam Malik is a Senior at LUMS who is pursuing an Economics major in her Undergraduate studies. Along with this, belonging to a bureaucratic family and having been affiliated with the concept of MUN for years has furthered her interest in the governance of national and worldwide issues hence she has also opted for a Political Science minor.
Mariam has always been passionate about sports and has been a part of the National team of Lawn Ball, the Provincial team of Netball and has also played PCB Women's Wing Cricket tournament through the Garrison Club.
Furthermore, her excellent leadership, public speaking and management skills were the main reasons why she was selected as Director Logistics in LGS MUN 2013, Director Logistics in LGS Defence Games 2014, Director Social Events at LUMUN 13 and now as the Treasurer of LUMUN Society for 2017-2018.
For Mariam, LUMUN is not just a society - it is her escape from all the worries of life. For her LUMUN is a platform where she made true friends, experienced a wide range of things and where she acquired memories which will be cherished for life. For Mariam, LUMUN is home! Being an Executive Council member of LUMUN, Mariam has great plans for all the national and international delegates attending LUMUN 14. She is confident that from competitive debate in the committee rooms to the thrilling social events, delegates will enjoy each and every moment of this event.
Thus, Mariam along with her team awaits you all to become a part of the best LUMUN Conference till time!
Born and raised in Lahore, Usama Nasim is currently a senior at LUMS majoring in Politics & Economics while aiming for a minor in History. His academic and research interests include State-Sponsored Terrorism, Colonialism, Authoritarianism and the History of Art & Architecture.
He has been associated with LUMUN for the past 3 years, formerly serving in the departments of External Relations and Operations. Usama is a great believer in the transformative potential that Model United Nations hold and therefore in his tenure as the General Secretary of LUMUN, he aims to harness this potential through an integrated effort of all the teams operating under the umbrella of LUMUN.
It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you all to LUMS Model United Nations 2017! My name is Ahmed Ali Kalhoro, and I have the honor of serving as your Secretary-General for LUMUN 14. Being the pioneer of the Model UN culture in Pakistan, LUMUN has always tried to ensure that delegates gain something memorable and worthwhile while debating on pressing international and domestic issues every year. Keeping in mind our theme for this year's conference, i.e. 'Empathize, Exercise, Empower', our unique range of committees will meticulously reflect our perspectives.
I believe that the impact of a four days formal debate should go beyond the walls of the committee room; hence, I would expect all of the resolutions and directives to be comprehensive in nature while remaining in the realm of practicality. Delegates should expect a hands-on experience that will test their skills in dialogues, critical thinking, logical reasoning, and crisis management to the best of their ability.In case of any queries, feel free to email your respective Under-Secretary Generals or Committee Directors. My entire secretariat and I look forward to meeting all of you in Lahore. We hope to make this conference a memorable experience for all of you. Good Luck!
Nikhat is currently a sophomore at LUMS, hoping to 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.
Nikhat is an introvert who can socialize like an extrovert. The way to her heart is being a Potterhead, she believes that had it not been for J.K Rowling's blissful writing, her life would have changed, for the worst. Nikhat's favorite band, Coldplay, says a lot about her. She never stops talking about that one time she saw then perform live at New Year’s Eve. While Coldplay is sacred and no comments against it will be entertained, Nikhat doesn't mind if you are also a huge fan of Arijit Singh.
Since delegates will be debating some of today’s most pressing human rights 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. As Under-Secretary General of the General Assembly, Nikhat is beyond excited to welcome you all to the LUMUN this December.
Agha Fahad Abbas is a Sophomore Student at Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is also studying Economics and Political Sciences at (name of school here).
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.
His friends are quite honestly, very tired of hearing him rant. Considering the fact that they always know he will find a way to make things right. His professionalism and ambition is unmatched, which makes him one of the most charismatic people on our Core Team.
Aliza is a third year student at LUMS majoring in Management Sciences. She has been associated with MUNs for the past 5 years and joined LUMUN in her freshman year at LUMS. At LUMUN 14 she will serve as the Under-Secretary General for the Specialized Bodies. 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 14 will surpass expectations and will leave the delegates with an experience they will remember for years to come.
Kiran Khalid is a Junior at LUMS majoring in Economics and minoring in Psychology. Her interest in MUNs emerged at the beginning of A Levels. Since then, she has attended numerous local and international conferences.
This year Kiran is going to be the Committee Director for SOCHUM. She guarantees that delegates will find the committee intellectually challenging and leave the conference having acquired valuable knowledge and skills. That being said, LUMUN 14 is going to be an unparalleled experience for all delegates both during formal sessions and the socials.
In the previous 2 years of her LUMUN journey, Kiran has been a part of the Registrations Department. This year, she looks forward to directly interact with all delegates, to structure a productive yet engaging debate during all committee sessions and to pass on the LUMUN spirit! ates look beyond the study guide to improve their grasp on the topics.
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. A first time chair at LUMUN, 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.
Bismah Azhar is a Junior at LUMS, majoring in Political Science. She represented LUMUN at MUNTR 2017 where she won the Outstanding Diplomacy award. Having served as Director for Design & Merchandise last year and Assistant Committee Director the year before, this is her third year in LUMUN and she is thrilled to be serving as the Committee Director for Legal. Bismah believes Legal will be one of the most anticipated committees simulated at LUMUN 14 and promises delegates that they will find it to be a challenging and productive experience. Where the dais expects comprehensive deliberation and exceptional resolution crafting, they also hope that the delegates will do their best to make the conference a wonderful learning experience, for themselves and for each other. Outside of her academic endeavors and LUMUN, Bismah enjoys watching Friends and playing DotA. She looks forward to promoting the LUMUN spirit and can’t wait to welcome all the delegates to Legal at LUMUN 14.
Hi delegates! My name is Abbas Azmat and I, along with Bismah, will be chairing the Legal Committee at this year's edition of LUMUN.
For those of you who don't know me, this is the fifth time(hopefully the last time) I'm associated with the LUMUN conference, having won it twice as a delegate and having chaired as well. If you want to win, do your research, know what the committee's mandate is, read the study guide meticulously, stick to your stance but give quarter when you can afford to, speak articulately, do not be an ignoramus on the finer nuances of Model UN drafting and finally (perhaps, most importantly) learn to give the committee a nudge in the right direction when it's busy being a train wreck.
Good luck. See you in December!
Humza Nadeem Jami will be chairing the UN Security Council at the 14th Annual LUMUN Conference. A senior majoring in Accounting and Finance at LUMS, Jami is one of the oldest members of the LUMUN Society, having started Model UN in January 2011. Previously, he has chaired Harry Truman’s US National Security Council at the 13th Annual LUMUN Conference, and has been a member of LUMUN’s travelling Model UN Team. As a part of the travelling Model UN Team, Jami has represented LUMUN at the Model UN Turkey 2015 and the Montreal Harvard World Model UN Conference 2017. He has also been an active parliamentary debater in his time at LUMS – where he also currently serves as the Vice-President of the Debates and Recitations Society (DRUMS). He was a member of the first Pakistani team to break into the Octo-Finals of the Bangkok United Asians Debating Championship 2016.
Jami wishes every delegate the best for the conference. He cannot wait to see you this December!
Starting back in early 2013, Inshirah Tahir has been a part of 12 different Model United Nations conferences as a delegate, committee director or as a part of the host team and has managed to gather a significant number of awards on the way. She served in the capacity of a crisis staff member for the Joint Crisis Cabinet in LUMUN 13. She is currently a sophomore at LUMS with a major in Computer Science and a minor in History.
Inshirah looks forward to LUMUN 14 for the enriching memories and amazing socials it will bring as well as to allow many delegates the chance to test their own limits and to excel beyond their own imagination.
The European Union at LUMUN this year will be all about bringing in innovation, allowing and aiding delegates in rediscovering themselves, encouraging an exhilarating level of debate and putting forward an exemplary display of diplomacy. The idea behind the committee is to allow delegates the agency go beyond their usual regimes of research and delve into the topics and issues at hand enough to be able to direct the committee themselves and develop a much deeper and more nuance understanding of the topic.
Ultimately, she hopes to meet delegates who are not afraid to go beyond what is conventionally expected of them and are ready to learn as much as they can from the conference. And hopefully, LUMUN will be a conference as life-changing for them as it has been for Inshirah.
She wishes all the delegates well and hopes to see them soon!
Zulqarnain Aamir is currently in his Sophomore year in LUMS, majoring in Accounting and Finance. If he isn’t drinking Elaichi chai at the Khokha, you will probably find him in the computer lab trying to finish a last minute deadline. He holds an avid interest in international affairs which reflects in how he is always up to date with what’s happening in the world. A veteran munner, he was part of the best small delegation to HarvardMUN Boston in 2016. Brownie points if you are a Manchester United fan, since he is one of its most loyal supporters. He expects European Union to be one of the most intense and challenging committees at LUMUN 14. His advice to incoming delegates is to research very well and enhance their ability to be creative and think on the spot. Do not state anything false/incorrect since the Dias will be well aware of it. Oh one more thing! If you are from Karachi like Zulqarnain, he recommends bringing lots of warm clothes to brave the Lahori winter.
Humza Nadeem Jami is from Karachi. He prefers to go by simply ‘Jami’. He is a junior, majoring in Accounting and Finance at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has a long relationship with Model UN, and is regarded ancient in the field, having begun his venture into the circuit five years ago in January 2011. He has represented Pakistan at two different international conferences, namely the Harvard Model UN in Boston in 2013 on behalf of his alma mater, the Lyceum, in UN Human Rights Council and the Model UN of Turkey (MUNTR) in 2015 on behalf of the LUMUN Society in the UN Security Council. After taking a yearlong sabbatical from Model UN, he returns this December to his fifth LUMUN to oversee the introduction of the Joint Crisis Cabinets in the country.
Jami in his spare time likes to debate. He represented Pakistan and LUMS at the United Asians Debating Championships held in Bangkok in June 2016, where his team broke as the 9th Best Team in all of Asia, and was ranked himself as the 45th Best Speaker of all of Asia. His debate stories are for a different time though. Apart from the mundane task of speaking in front of crowds, he does other things in his spare time. He likes Game of Thrones and other stuff on HBO. And Netflix. Especially Netflix. He is a nerd when it comes to comic books, and thinks the rivalry between Marvel and DC is something trivial in the pursuit of greater pleasure. Disrespecting the art that is Star Wars is also something that he cannot tolerate under any circumstance. He finds truth when people say that the closest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, for he loves to eat.
Humza Nadeem Jami is President Harry Truman, and you are members of his cabinet. He shall be in character at all times, and he expects the same of you. He would prefer to see history aficionados but considers his cabinet a unique experience for any delegate from any background. His purpose is simple, to cover a neglected point in time in recent history and illustrate the polarity of international relations at the start of the Cold War in a way that is alien to Pakistani soil. Academic Model UN is back. Humza Nadeem Jami returns. He can’t wait to see you this December.
Humza Nadeem Jami Committee Director – Joint Crisis Cabinet: Harry Truman’s US National Security Council LUMUN 13
Syed Taha Sarfraz Hussain is a Junior at LUMS studying Management Sciences. He began participating in Model UN as a delegate in his freshmen year, managing to win Fall MUN and then later on representing LUMS-Pakistan at Model UN Turkey. He currently serves as the Committee Director of The First Constituent Assembly which shall be simulated at LUMUN 14.
He has also served as LUMUN’s Marketing Director previously and garnered great success during his tenure cementing LUMUN’s standing as one the most prestigious conferences. 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. LUMUN has by far been the most defining experience on campus for him and he cannot wait for all the adventures to embark at LUMUN ’14.
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/speaker for the First Constituent Assembly of Pakistan.
Faizan feels that First Constituent Assembly of Pakistan will be one of the most innovative and challenging committees to be simulated in recent times. The committee will be simulated for the first time in Pakistan and will have one goal; this goal will be to draft the first constitution of Pakistan as a historic committee.
Faizan would prefer to see delegates stay true to their roles, showcase comprehensive knowledge of history, take initiative in the committee and make sure that the constitution is complete, coherent and worthy of being the cornerstone for Pakistan. 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.
Muhammad Saad Kamil is from Karachi, Pakistan. He is a junior majoring in Economics and Mathematics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. Model UN is something that Saad holds very dear to him because the latter has not only given him a chance to speak in front of people, but has played a major role in shaping his personality and made him what he is today. He was introduced to Model UN back in 2011 and has been stuck to it since then. Saad has represented Pakistan and LUMUN internationally at Model United Nations of Turkey in 2016 at the Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary General where he garnered an Outstanding Diplomacy award followed by an astounding award of Best Delegation for LUMS after a very long time. Last year at LUMUN 13, Saad served as the chair for the first ever simulation of the Joint Crisis Cabinet – Joseph Stalin’s Politburo. At LUMUN 14 however he is going to act as the committee director for The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL).
Apart from debates, Saad is highly engrossed in music and staunchly believes that modern pop is something that can be listened to and the argument that it negates what music actually is invalid. Coldplay tops his list of favorite artists. Other than this he is oddly interested in the concept of the Illuminati and any conspiracy theory that links to them grasps his attention.
This year yet again at LUMUN, Saad expects you all to deliver your utmost best, for SPECPOL will prove to be one of LUMUN’s best and most challenging experiences at the conference.
LUMUN 14 is something none of you will forget and he shall make sure of that.
One of the two directors for Social Events this year is Shafaq. She is a Junior at LUMS, majoring in anthropology/sociology (no, they are not the same) and hopefully a prosperous life. She has been passionate about sleeping (at the most inappropriate times), eating (anything and everything) and arguing (24/7).
Maryam Shahid shall be serving as the Committee Director for Special Political and Decolonization Committee. A senior at LUMS, she is pursuing a major in Accounting and Finance. She was first introduced to the idea of MUNs in 2012 when she found herself amidst 180 delegates in a General Assembly committee at LUMUN. The experience, as daunting as it might have seemed, marked the beginning of her unstinting passion for public speaking. Since then, she has participated in various Model UN conferences, the most recent one being Model United Nations Turkey 2017 where she had the honor of serving as the Head Delegate for LUMUN’s delegation and managed to secure the Outstanding Diplomacy award. Having served as the Under Secretary General for LUMUN and Head of Secretariat for Youth Leadership Parliament 2017, she is an ardent believer in the fact that MUNs play a crucial role in equipping individuals with indispensable tools such as diplomacy, tolerance, leadership and ambition and shape their perspective on world politics and issues of global significance.
She hopes that each one of you is able use this platform as a means to acquaint yourself with the most pressing issues the world is confronted with right now and propose innovative and viable solutions to address problems that entities in the international arena have hitherto failed to resolve. She is positive that these five days at LUMUN will culminate into an exhilarating experience that you will be able to cherish for years to come.
I am a second year Economics student at LUMS this year, and I will be the Co-Committee Director of UN Women.
My MUN career began early in the last year of O Levels, but it was not until A levels that I vehemently started participating in local and international conferences. Experience from this vast and diverse range of conferences has enabled me to understand the different characteristics and intricacies of MUNs and has augmented my knowledge of many global issues. Several awards at local and international conferences have consequently equipped me with an understanding of the many ways diplomacy can be maneuvered. This eventually helped me secure an award at MUNTR’17 in my freshmen year.
I hope 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.
Hopefully this will be a great learning experience for the delegates, and I look forward to seeing a high standard of debate at this year’s LUMUN conference.
You know you must use impeccable and logical argumentation in a committee when Asim Waheed is your chair. He is a CS major and has a parliamentary debating background and thus has a very strong connection to logic, in a vast variety of contexts. In LUMS, he is not only in LUMUN, but also an active member of the LUMS Music Society handling the Media and Design department.
Asim has been doing parliamentary debates for 6 years, winning the U17 Nationals and finishing as a finalist in the U19 Nationals, and has 3 years of experience in the MUN-ing circuit. So be sure that every single logical link between any premise, assumption and conclusion is strong, and that all frameworks you think of are well thought-out. It is not difficult for him to “debug” your framework and find inefficiencies and inconsistencies.
The expectation from the committee will be to value diplomacy, reason, and intellectual stimulus more than anything else. Every single person who comes to the committee should, at the end of the fourth day, look back and think about how much he has learnt and experienced in just these four days.
Let us introduce Iqra Nadeem as the dynamic, cheerful individual who is more fun than work. She is the Committee Director for World Health Organisation at this year’s LUMUN 14 and plans on making the committee experience for all the delegates as exciting, enriching and memorable as possible.
To introduce her, she is a Management Science major at Lums, runs her own business on the side and is fond of novel ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. She is also a passionate swimmer and a terrible mathematician. She enjoys reading up on various disciplines, including biology and politics. Moreover, she has been a part of the LUMUN family for the past 4 years and went to Model United Nations Turkey in 2016 as the delegate of USA in the Futuristic United Nations Security Council, as part of the winning delegation.
A humble advice to all the delegates: come prepared, but not scared. As long as you can bring enthusiasm to the committee, she will ensure that your experience does not go to waste. Her goal would be to provide delegates with an experience akin to the kind you get at an international conference.
Iqra welcomes and looks forward to seeing you all in her committee this year!
Hiba is a senior at LUMS, and has been a part of LUMUN since 2014. Having served previously as an Assistant Committee Director and an Under-Secretary General, she is eager to take the seat of the Committee Director a second time. Being part of the LUMUN secretariat for three years in every possible role has granted Hiba an insight into the complexities of Model UN, and she looks forward a conference that is more competitive and engaging than before. This year, LUMUN’s simulation of UN Women will be shaped by deference to human rights and a creative spontaneity that resolves any violations of it. Delegates are expected to stay on track with every theme that the committee addresses, and look out for updates which have the potential to re-shape the discussion. Apart from her work with LUMUN, Hiba is also invested in reading avidly, and plays for the LUMS girls’ football team.
Zarak Asim will be presiding over the 6th Extraordinary OIC Summit on Transnational Warfare at the 14th Annual LUMUN Conference. He is currently a senior at LUMS where he is majoring in Political Science with a special interest in global policy and foreign affairs. Along with his love for politics, Zarak shares a similar passion for Islamic theology and philosophy making him an ideal addition to the OIC dais. Zarak began his MUN journey back in 2011 and since then has been actively involved in various capacities.
Previously, he chaired UNSC at RIJMUN’17 and also managed the Crisis Staff for the Joint Crisis Cabinet at the 13th Annual LUMUN Conference. This year, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation is set to be one of the most challenging and exciting committees at LUMUN 14. Zarak wants all OIC delegates to be mindful of the fact that desultory research, witty speeches, and pretentious diplomacy will only take you so far within the committee. A critical understanding of the topic will allow for ingenious solutions which will be the key to success
Ahmed is currently a Sophomore majoring in Political Science at LUMS. Originally from Karachi, he has now fully embraced the Aloo-less Biryani in Lahore, or what he likes to call, Pulao. Ahmed thoroughly enjoys reading, and would prefer sitting in a quiet corner at LUMS with a nice book and a cup of coffee to going out with his friends. He is also an avid football fan, and will go to the ends of the earth to justify why Manchester United is the best team on earth.
LUMUN 14 is the fourth LUMUN that Ahmed will be partaking in, and expects the conference in general, and his committee in particular, to move away from arbitrary discussions and actively engage in critically discussing substantive issues that the world faces today. He is a firm believer in the power of dialogue, and believes active argumentation is the key to empowerment. He wants the delegates to understand that he values content over all else, and that a delegate who has critically understood the topic will go a long way in his committee.
I will be the committee director for the Crisis Cabinet.
I am currently in my senior year at LUMS, pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in History.
LUMUN and I go way back to 2010, when I attended my first LUMUN conference. Since then I have been a part of LUMUN in capacity of both as a delegate and a member of the host team. I have also participated at various national and international conferences.
LUMUN prides itself in being the pioneer of the MUN circuit in Pakistan and through the years we have simulated unique and one-of-a kind committees. This year is going to be no different as we aim to simulate a crisis cabinet that will require a deep understanding of international politics and various debates surrounding key international security issues.
Your research, argumentation and lobbying is going to define your presence in the committee. If you have any issues or queries feel free to contact either of the committee directors See you this winter!
Zayan Baig is the Director Accommodations for LUMUN 14. He is the guy who is in charge of taking care of your Nesting and Resting. It is his 3rd year here at LUMS and he believes that LUMS is the best place to live in even for guests like you, you will find out how true it is.
He and his team are very experienced and have been putting their best to arrange the comfiest environment for your lodging and lobbying. You'll probably thank them when you lie leisurely in your rooms with your laptops for research. They will also be there when some of you will lose your accommodation cards or call us for anything you need. You can always rely on the Accommodations team for being there. They’ll try to ease your stay as much as much as possible. Count on it.
Rabiah Chaudhry is a junior here at LUMS. She is currently pursuing an Accounting and Finance degree. However, when it comes to what she will be doing after this she still has no clue.
Her journey with LUMUN began as an Assistant Director for the SRP department where she not only made some great memories but also met some amazing people.
This year, she will be serving as Director Accommodations. This means she will be staying up five nights straight to ensure all delegates can enjoy their stay at LUMS with the utmost comfort. She will also be there to address any concerns delegates may have regarding residence. She looks forward to meet you all at this year's conference!
Sarim Jamal is a Junior concentrating in Economics and Politics at LUMS.
Expecting to learn more, Sarim is handling Affiliations this year after chairing the Legal Committee at LUMUN last year. Apart from LUMUN, he has interned at the National Assembly of Pakistan and has a first prize winning national publication to his name. In 2018, Sarim will represent Team Pakistan at the South Asian Economics Students' Meet on behalf of the LUMS Economics Department, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
When he is not busy being a workaholic, Sarim can be seen having chai, watching shows or showing off his "Istanbul" bookmarks.
Ali Ahmed Shah is the director Affiliations, he is currently a junior pursuing an Economics and Politics degree.
Ali is a big Beatles fan, who can’t go a day without his earphones, alongside this he is a slightly disappointed Arsenal fan who hopes for better days. He hopes LUMUN will be a valuable experience for both delegates, the host team and the secretariat alike.
He hopes delegates will make the most out of this year’s LUMUN conference, whether it is to compete and win an award, to learn how an MUN works or to generally gain the LUMUN experience, he urges the delegates to take the bull by the horns.
Sarmad Burki, the Director for Design and Merchandise 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. He is responsible for all the designs before, during and After the conference. 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!
Fahd Ahmed is a third year Economics student who is currently serving as the director of External Relations for LUMUN 14. His job during to accommodate LUMUN's distinguished guests during the conference and to host seminars exclusive to the LUMUN delegates.
LUMS Model UN Society (LUMUN) has been holding widely acclaimed seminars such as panel talks and a series titled ‘The Ambassadors Forum’. These seminars have provided a platform to accomplished diplomats, influential foreign policy figures and even popular celebrities to address the delegates of the LUMUN conference.
Besides being a workaholic, Fahd has many hobbies. He has been a die-hard Chelsea fan for more than half of his life. Fahd enjoys playing sports, spending time with his cousins, getting a haircut every ten days and eating duck. Also, a specific mention must also be made to Star Wars for which Fahd is extremely passionate about. Fahd expects LUMUN 14 to be an event that can change his life.
Mahnoor Ayub is the director for External Relations at LUMUN. She is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Mahnoor 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. MUN’s have been an integral part of her life and 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. In her sophomore year she served as a committee director but this year she decided to shift to the directorate to explore the administrative side of MUNs.
As a head of the External Relations department along with Fahd Ahmed, she will take on the demanding task and responsibility of inviting various important personalities as guests to the LUMUN Conference and the other events held by the department throughout the year. They will arrange various Panel Talks and Ambassador Forums, hosting diplomats, government officials, UN representatives and celebrities as their guests. They will further work to ensure that all the logistical requirements are met and proper protocol is ensured for all the guests.
Fahad Naeem is currently a junior 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 LUMUN since his freshman year and has moved up the ranks due to his hard work and commitment towards the society. 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 14th 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.
Zohair is a Junior pursuing a degree in Management Sciences.
LUMUN has remained close to Zohair’s heart since his freshman year when he served as an Assistant Committee Director for the Legal Committee. The following year he was appointed as the Director for the Media & Promotions Department. This year, being the Director for Human Resource & Delegate Affairs, it is his job to ensure that the LUMUN team is integrated, cohesive and motivated, as well as making sure that the delegate’s experience is a memorable one.
He, alongwith his brilliant team, hopes to enrich every delegate’s experience at the LUMUN 14 Conference this year by making themselves available at all times. Should you have any issues, feel free to reach out to him at the Delegate Helpline and he will ensure that every query and concern is addressed. You may also reach out to him should you wish to freak out about the new Taylor Swift album. (He might pick up the Delegate Helpline by saying that the old Zohair is dead. Fair warning.)
Zohair requests you all to bring your furriest jacket and to enjoy the Lahori foggy, (read: smoggy) beautiful, winter nights. They still remain one of his fondest memories here at LUMS.
Apart from MUNs, Zohair enjoys film-making, theatre, chaye-biscuit and procrastinating.
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.
A junior in Law School, Anas has been a part of LUMUN family for three years in a row. He started off in the Logistics department as a freshman and made his way to the Director of the department this year. He’s a talented and hardworking individual who puts much of his time to the planning and organization of the LUMUN conference in 2017. He wants to ensure all those who plan on attending LUMUN 14, that this year’s conference is not going to be the same as previous years but this year, he has plans to incorporate innovative ideas and make this year’s LUMUN one of a kind.
He is a sophomore 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 enjoys his work, and knows how to get things done. He made his way up to become a director of this department after working as an AD social events in LUMUN 13. Being in his second year at 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. Cheers!
Minza is a junior at LUMS, majoring in Economics and minoring in Psychology. Minza grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and moved to Karachi, Pakistan, when she was 13. She previously worked in LUMUN 12 as Human Resources Team Member, and in LUMUN 13 as Human Resources Assistant Director. She is now Director Marketing for LUMUN 14. In her free time Minza enjoys reading, Netflix, playing the piano and travelling. Feel free to reach out to her for anything you might need.
Mahnoor Shah is the co-director of the External Relations department in LUMUN. She is currently a second year student pursuing a major in Accounting and Finance. She has been involved in a multitude of community service as well as corporate projects throughout her academic life in order to cultivate her organizational experience.
External Relations is one of the many back-bones of LUMUN, operating as an intermediary for the society with various organizations like the UN. It ibuilds and breeds these affiliations as well as forms official partnerships with relevant local and global journalists, public officials, NGOs, civil servants, philanthropists, celebrities, educationists and ambassadors, not just for the annual LUMUN Conference and its events but also for the various panel discussions and debates that the department organizes throughout the semesters.
The External Relations’ prospective for LUMUN 13 would be promoting dialogue, challenging narratives, and creating tolerance. In order to achieve this, they will strive for a successful conference in coordination with all the various departments in LUMUN and ensure an impressive experience for the delegates and guests. The aim is to build and foster relationships with the national and global intelligentsia, in order to endorse debate, give alternative perspectives and form a direction to achieve the respective solutions.
Laila Rasul is a junior at LUMS and is an Economics major. She joined LUMUN in her sophomore year as an Assistant Director for the Media & Promotions Department - a department that she enjoyed working for a lot because of her passion in photography. Her first year in LUMUN was very memorable as she made really good friends during LUMUN 13. She is currently Director for the Media & Promotions Department. She will be responsible for the Display Pictures of all the delegates at the conference. LUMUN Media team will ensure that the delegates at the conference leave with the memories captured by the department and are updated about all LUMUN events through social media.
Laila loves reading and video editing. Her life goal is to travel a lot. She looks forward to promoting the LUMUN spirit and interacting with all the delegates at the conference.
Shanze Ijaz is currently a sophomore 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, and has been part of the Media & Promotions department ever since. This year she is serving as a co-director of the department, along with Laila Rasul. Shanze wants to make LUMUN 14 as memorable of an experience as she can for the delegates, by capturing moments that they can look back at after years pass by, and of course by taking DPs. If you see a short person walking around campus, holding camera bags and equipment bigger than her, you'll know it's Shanze. 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.
Aiza Hammad Khan is currently a senior at LUMS and hopes to graduate in June 2018 with a major in Political Science and minor in Psychology. Having been a Director for Media & Publicity, Female Accommodations and now Publications over the course of her time in the society, LUMUN has been the single-most biggest cause for many of the lessons she has learnt during her time at LUMS (many of those reasons not being due to her positions at all).
Aiza’s mild interest in writing began at around the age of 9, when she first started writing a personal diary which became a daily habit as the years went by. Never really believing she was cut out to write anything beyond that, she did not attempt to write publicly until she began her public Instagram account in 2015. This allowed her to combine her love for nature, photography and writing personal yet emotive thoughts and anecdotes as captions in her posts. As eloquent as she may seem through this social media platform, she’s the complete opposite in real life (generally being the most loud/hyper-active person you’ll notice from a mile away).
From rushing through the chilly December air at 8am to attend your first committee sessions of the day to enjoying even chillier foggy nights and experiencing everything in between; Aiza, her co-director Zebunnisa and the ever-so-dedicated Publications Department set out to immortalise into words the memories you’ll be making during your time at LUMUN this year.
Zebunnisa Chughtai is the director for publications who makes sure all the written material associated with LUMUN exceeds the standards set in the past. She works with her Co-Director Aiza Khan and her team to release newsletters and provide delegates with quality written word for guidance, updates and entertainment. Outside of LUMUN she is a vocal feminist who likes both dogs and cats and appreciates the perfect balance between intellectual and ridiculous conversation.
Laraib Malik is junior at LUMS with a major in Management Sciences. She is serving as the director registrations at this year’s LUMUN edition. Her journey with LUMUN dates back to 2012, when she attended the conference in the capacity of a delegate. Since then, she has been ambitious to not only become a part of the society, but also play a vital role in hosting it. Malik served as an ACD in her freshman year, and then moved on to explore the wonders of directorate at LUMUN.
As the director of registrations, she is eager to assist and help delegates in every possible manner and will even attend the calls at 2 am in the morning.
Other than that, she is a passionate basketball player and executes all her shoots pretty well (both in basketball and LUMUN affairs).
Laraib is excited to welcome you and your friends at conference this year.
Shahbakht Ahmed is a junior at LUMS, currently pursuing a degree in Economics & Political Science. She has been a diligent member of LUMUN Society from the last 3 years and is currently serving as the Director Registrations for LUMUN 14. You'll either find her playing netball, correcting the spellings of her name, or sleeping in the library.
Being a part of the public speaking sphere since high school, Shahbakht understands the intricacies involved with being cogent yet diplomatic in the world of MUNs. LUMUN 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, best friends and gaining hands on experience of the professional world. She is determined to play her part in bringing the delegates of LUMUN 14 an unforgettable experience, one filled with learning and entertainment.
Currently a senior at LUMS and majoring in ACF, Anshal would be your director security for this year, listening to all of your problems and helping you with any fights and troubles you face. His aim would be to make communication smoother between the delegates and the department through emergency contact numbers and availability of the security team at various locations on campus throughout the day. Apart from this, he is a Real Madrid fan and loves to see Cristiano Ronaldo play soccer. He hopes to have a wonderful last LUMUN with you guys. Best of Luck!
It is a rare sight to spot a person obsessed with art and music in the field of accounting and finance. Itrat Hassan stands as the flag bearer for all such business school individuals who want to experience the best of both worlds. Currently pursuing BSC Hon. in accounting and finance, she is a junior at LUMS and a traveler at heart. The latter being both literal and metaphorical. Metaphorically, Itrat specializes in travelling from one area of interest to another; a few examples being fashion designing, food surfing, adventuring, portrait sketching, singing and researching.
Itrat feels immense happiness in saying that the LUMUN society not only satisfies but also develops her diverse interests. It has turned her from a nervous, shy freshman to a confident, eloquent junior. Through LUMUN, she has got the in-depth experience of the MUN culture and the avenues of directing events. In 2016, Itrat got to view the beauty of Germany when she was sent as a chair there. Currently, she serves as the Social Events director and promises to bring five huge, memorable events, filled with cultural extravaganza and new fun ideas, to all the delegates in the cold foggy nights of Lahore.
It goes without saying that if you want to feel self-accomplishment, make an array of memories, experience the diversity and make lifelong friends, this is the conference for you. All of us here at LUMUN are very excited to see you all in December!
Wajahat Afzal, Director Marketing for LUMUN 14. His co-director and he are responsible for approaching and securing sponsors for the LUMUN conference that can make your 5 day experience at LUMS, truly, one of a kind. He has been an active part of the LUMUN Society for the past 3 years and has seen it grow and endure through the tests of time. It is due to the team's constant struggle through all sorts of rigorous tasks that you are able to experience the conference in all its glory.
Know that the LUMUN conference is more than just an MUN. It is going to provide you opportunities of a lifetime. It will broaden your perspectives, enlighten your minds, and help develop an essential part of your personality.
He hopes to add value to your experience here at LUMS so that it may truly be a memorable one.
Hardworking, passionate and ingenious words are words that describe Noor Fatima. Currently in her third year at LUMS, pursuing Accounting and Finance, Noor believes Social Responsibility to her passion. In her free time she loves to swim and bake and also plans on opening a bakery right after LUMS. Quite weird, I know! She hopes that this year she can use the platform provided by the LUMS Model United Society to showcase her passion and play her part for the greater good!.
Fatimah is a Junior at LUMS, majoring in Economics and Political Science. She's not quite sure how that happened since for the longest time she wanted to study architecture and open up her own arts and crafts shop. Her love for making birthday cards is only parallel to her love for Social work. As a freshmen in LUMS she didn't know where she belonged. But then through a series of fortunate events, which included being an Internship Manager for SRP, she found her passion i.e. serving and aiding humankind in anyway.
When she isn't whining over not finishing her readings and assignments, she is planning her next project for SRP. She hopes that like her, delegates attending LUMUN understand that there is more to life than presenting ideas and solutions; it is crucial to work on them and implement them as well.
Catch the SRP directors at the LUMUN conference and get to know more about the work SRP does and the impact it makes.
Shafaq began her LUMUN journey back in 2015 as a Logistics’ Team Member, and two years later, she is still seen moving around cartons…. and at other times planning and organizing events.
Apart from LUMUN, she has an undying love for Khaled Hosseini, stationary and morning coffee. When not found panicking over quizzes and exams, she's usually seen humming and dancing to old forgotten songs.
Come meet Shafaq at LUMUN 14, as she awaits her department’s efforts to substantiate and looks forward towards making LUMUN an unforgettable journey for you and a memory worth mentioning.
If you see any hijabi giving out free hugs and advices, it is probably her. Come say hi!
Aysha is a third-year student at LUMS majoring in Political Science. Growing up Aysha travelled a lot, moving to a new town or city in Pakistan or Abroad every other year. Hence, her interest in international relations and history. She has been an avid debater since high school and has also been keenly involved in parliamentary form of debating in addition to Model UN. Other than debating, Aysha has very varying interests. She's on the LUMS female football team and dabbles in Mixed Martial Arts whenever she gets the chance. She loves animals, so make sure to be nice to the flourishing cat population in LUMS for brownie points. DISEC is a committee that Aysha holds close to her heart. She, along with her co-committee director, hopes to see the simulation this year give the delegates an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to add to the strive for peace in their own capacity.
Syed Janian Shah is a Sophomore majoring in Management Science at LUMS. He will be chairing the Disarmament and International Security Committee at the 14th Annual LUMUN Conference. Originally from Karachi, Janian strongly identifies with his roots from Peshawar and Quetta, and was part of the delegation that won Best Small Delegation at Harvard Model UN Boston 2016. He absolutely loves drinking chai in the foggy winter of Lahore.
He cannot wait to welcome all of you this December.