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It is the 11th millennium AG. The Padishah Emperor has transferred control of the desert planet Arrakis (also known as Dune) to the greatest of all the Houses of the Landsraad, House Atreides. Despite promises of stability and decency for this crucial world, many Houses are skeptical: of House Atreides' newfound power, the Emperor’s intentions, and where the Harkonnens, the previous semi-feudal, semi-corporate rulers of Dune, fit into the picture. In an unprecedented meeting, several representatives of prominent worlds have invited members of several intergalactic factions - including the mysterious Bene Gesserit and the all-important Spacing Guild - as well as citizens of Dune to a meeting of the High Council, which will decide the fate of Arrakis.
Jacob Pike is a first-year Hydrologic Sciences and Policy major (he studies water!) from Los Angeles, California. He has seven years of experience in Model UN from before college and he even attended Gaucho MUN last year, so this is all a little surreal for him. In his free time, Jacob likes to play spike pong with his friends, watch the sunset, and bike around campus. If you want to talk about the politics of water on Dune and how it parallels our impending ecological crisis here on earth, Jacob is the chair to talk to.
Matthew Tede is a third-year political science major from the Bay Area, California. He has done MUN for around a year, and his first time creating a committee, but he is very excited about it. In his free time, Matthew enjoys playing volleyball with friends, hanging out on the beach, and reading. He hopes that everyone participating in the Dune committee will enjoy it as much as the chairs and CD have enjoyed creating it. If you have any questions about MUN in college, he would be happy to talk about it.
Byron Chan is a second-year double major in Political Science and Economics from the Bay Area, California. This is his second year doing Model UN and he is excited to serve as a Crisis Director for the JCC: Communist Party. In his extremely limited free time, he loves listening to music, working out, and promoting communism to his friends. His MUN hot take is that General Assembly is cringe and heartless. He is overall excited for an absolutely banging committee session. Byron looks forward to serving as Crisis Director for this committee.