The Secretariat 2020
The secretariat perform a vital role in IsarMUN 2020, fulfilling all the academic and substantial part of the conference. They are also a wealth of information and experience for IsarMUN to draw upon throughout the conference and beyond.
Inés Faghihi is currently a Masters student at the University of Groningen where she is studying the fields of Economic Development, Politics and Philosophy. She has been active in MUNs since she is 15 years old and got hooked immediately by the atmosphere, people and insights. IsarMUN always held a very special place in her heart since her first IsarMUN, three years ago, was the beginning of amazing opportunities and friendships she is grateful for till this day. That is why she is absolutely honoured to be functioning as IsarMUN’s Secretary General this year!
“[…T]he United Nations is working for you. But it can do little without you. After all, it belongs to you – you, the peoples of the world. And, therefore, it can work much better with your help and your ideas.”
According to these wise words spoken by Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary General of the United Nations, Stephanie Armbruster has fully indulged in the MUN experience and is delighted to be Deputy Secretary General of IsarMUN 2020. Stephanie strongly believes in the grave importance of multilateralism and having the world sit at one table and offered a platform of political debate and diplomatic discussion by the UN. At MUN conferences Stephanie does not only enjoy the academic challenge of diplomatic discussions, debating and representing a country to one’s best ability but also the social aspect of getting to know so many different people with various inspiring backgrounds and making friends from all around the world. She truly hopes IsarMUN 2020 will academically challenge, socially enrich and spark the MUN spirit within its participants.
Sarah Kuehberger is a law student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. She was born in the United States, as the daughter of an Austrian father and Japanese mother. Growing up in a multicultural household, she was taught to value the mother tongue of both parents and is therefore fluent in German, Japanese, and English. As a young girl, Sarah showed a passion for global development and politics, which led her to work for many social-cause-oriented organizations and ultimately motivated her to found a Model United Nations Club at her High School. She hopes that students can bridge the gap of cultural barriers through Model United Nations and realize their potential of playing a role in changing the world for the better. As one of the Under-Secretary Generals for Academics, she hopes to create an unforgettable experience at ISARMUN this year.
Ana Trefftz is currently a second-year law student at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Born to a German father and Cuban mother, she grew up in a multicultural environment. She attended the International School of Havana, where she came in contact with a mirage of people from different cultures and backgrounds, a diversity that jump-started her passion for international and diplomatic affairs. This interest led her to join MUN; she has been an active member since her highschool years, not only attending large conferences around the globe but also organising some at her own school. This year she is more than delighted to come back to the MUN scene as on the Under-Secretary Generals for Academics and help make IsarMUN 2020 an unforgettable and thrilling experience.
Lazare is a Politics and Economics student at University College London and as of next year, he will start a new degree in Law at La Sorbonne, in Paris. His first contact with MUN dates back to his high-school years which he spent both in France and Italy. Ever since, he has built up on those and has served in every quality, from delegate to Secretariat member, in various conferences all over Europe. When he is not doing MUN, you can easily spot him at other UCL societies’ events as he is curious and passionate about lots of different disciplines ranging from sports (among others handball, table tennis, running) to Mah-jong passing by more scholar subjects such as current affairs whether political or financial, History or languages. He is himself fluent in French, Italian, English (as well as Latin, but probably will never ever find another speaker) and took up the challenge to learn Mandarin. Lazare is keenly looking forward to shaping and participating in IsarMUN 2020 as Under-Secretary General for Academics and Chairs.