My name is Mariam Ishaq. I am from a city called Lahore, known for its food and lights, in Pakistan. I just graduated on a Fulbright scholarship from University of Pennsylvania, with a Masters in Social Policy. Prior to this, I did a graduate degree in Economics. I have been working in the development sector for almost five years now, as a Trainer, social worker and researcher. I love to walk, eat and go to new places. I believe nobody deserves to be alone ever, and together, I believe we can make the world a better place!
I am Syed Raahem Mahmood, a sophomore majoring in the Chartered Accountancy professional qualification. I aim to pursue a career in the financial services industry and specialize in the fields of corporate finance and risk management. Having been a part of the Model UN circuit for the past four years, I have had the honor of representing my institution nationally and internationally, and been the recipient of the Outstanding Diplomacy award at almost every conference I have participated in as a delegate. I have served as the Committee Director for 5 MUN conferences; having recently won the Outstanding Committee Director award at Model UN Istanbul 2013. For the length of my career, I have been predominantly involved with organization of various top-tier MUN conferences and training and development of an odd number of amateur teams. As an adjudicator in the field of parliamentary debates, I have judged over a dozen tournaments at both regional and national levels having received instruction from some of the best in the discipline. I keep an avid interest in matters of global security, international relations, and public policy. I like to describes my views as “fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classic liberalism” but paradoxically find solace in the works of Niccolo Machiavelli.
JeyhunValiyev is a Master's student in Global Political Economy at University of Kassel, Germany. He has received BA in International Affairs from Qafqaz University. Jeyhun has also studied as an exchange student in Political Science at James Madison University, the United States. His academic research interests include, but not limited to Russian and Eurasian studies, U.S. foreign policy, democratization in former Soviet states, energy studies and conflictology. A few of his academic research have been published in online academic journals of universities and research institutions.