My name is Ashley Breckenridge and I am a 21-year-old student from the University of New South Wales. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in International Relations and Development Studies. Following my undergraduate degree, I hope to complete an honours year and later, a master’s degree. In my spare time, I participate in the UNSW United Nations Society, of which I am the current Vice President. During my time with the UN Society on campus, I’ve had the opportunity to help run miniature model UN sessions and speakers events, as well as take part in a number of national and international model UN conferences. Some of my most memorable model UN experiences include representing the Viet Cong in a historical crisis council at the Harvard World Model UN Conference in Vancouver 2012, representing the Russian city of Kazan in a United Cities and Local Governments committee at Harvard World MUN in Melbourne 2013, and directing the Security Council at this year’s Asia-Pacific Model UN Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. I am passionate about global affairs, and take a keen interest in issues that relate both to my international relations and development studies degree. I had the opportunity to intern with UN Women in Jakarta, Indonesia, from January to February of this year, and put my universities studies to work in the real-life UN. This has been the highlight of my extra-curricular activities, and heightened my desire to engage with the UN in my future endeavours. I moved to Australia with my family when I was twelve, and lived in Sydney until I was sixteen, during which I gained Australian citizenship. My family is originally from Canada, and I still hold my Canadian citizenship (and accent!) while also enjoying my life as a citizen of Sydney. I live at Coogee Beach, and am a big fan of swimming in the ocean, as well as in the pool through my job as a children’s swimming instructor.
G’day everyone! My name is Rohan Campbell, and I’m a fourth-year Law student at the University of Sydney. I’ve just finished an Honours year in Government in International Relations, writing my dissertation on Democratisation in Burma. My background is in debating, representing at a state and national level. In my second year of university, a friend suggested that my passion for international relations would be better suited to diplomacy than debate, and my MUN career began. After attending a number of MiniMUNs run by the Sydney University United Nations Society (SUUNS), I was hooked on the unique blend of public speaking and negotiation that MUN offers. Since then I’ve attended multiple national, regional and international conferences. My first conference experience was in the International Criminal Court at Sydney Model United Nations (SydMUN) 2011. My committee had the unenviable task of trying Muammar Gaddhafi for war crimes, despite his death three months earlier. In 2012 I was selected as a Director for the International Law Commission at the Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference (AMUNC), where I oversaw the establishment of a Permanent International Court of Juvenile Justice. I returned to AMUNC in 2013, directing the International Court of Justice in its deliberation on the whaling dispute between Australia and Japan, and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute between Japan and China. I’ve also served as the Under-Secretary General for Committees at SydMUN 2012, a position that involved overseeing 200 delegates over nine committees, including a volatile Security Council simulation of an Arctic resources dispute. Earlier this year I was selected to represent my university at Harvard WorldMUN in Melbourne, where my co-delegate and I represented Canada on the First General Assembly. In 2012, I was honoured to serve as Events Director for SUUNS, and at the end of last year I was elected Vice-President, a position in which I will serve until December this year. When I’m not hastily writing out amendments, I can be found watching The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, eating too much cheap Thai food, or pretending to study in the Law Library of the University of Sydney. I also spend a large amount of time on a mountain bike, and playing committed but inept football. In Model UN and in life, I relish opportunities to expand my horizons and engage with extraordinary and inspiring people. The 1st International Model UN Security Council Conference in Baku is no exception, and I look forward to a week of enriching debate and negotiation.
I was born in Baku on the 12th of December 1988. We are two children in family with my younger sister. I have entered high school N211 in 1995 at the age of 6. I did very well at school especially in math and other technical subjects. I graduated from high school in 2006 and decided to continue my education in technical sphere. That is why I applied for the Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics faculty at Baku State University and was admitted there in 2006. My studies at Baku State University were very successful, I was actively taking part in different activities, certifications and internships related to IT sphere and was also involved in different medium IT projects. I graduated from Baku State University in 2010 with honours diploma. Despite I already started my professional career during my bachelor years, I seriously focused on my work after graduation and decided to apply for MBA. I entered Qafqaz University IT Management faculty in 2010. At the same time I started working at BM Technologies as System Engineer. I graduated from Qafqaz University in 2012 with honours diploma. I am currently involved in different IT and Information Security projects in Azerbaijan, while Security sphere is especially given attention due to the recent hacker attacks on Azerbaijan information systems. I am very interested in and doing my best to improve information security in my homeland as well as worldwide.