Topic: The Lithium Wars
This United Nations Security Council: Lithium Wars 2050 committee is one of the few (if only) futuristic UNSCs you will ever encounter. Loosely based upon the War of the Pacific from 1879 to 1884, this committee will be tasked with finding a solution to the ongoing conflict between Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and other transnational corporate actors in the global fight for control of lithium within the Lithium Triangle. This UNSC has also recently passed some of its most promising internal reforms - including increasing the number of permanent, veto-wielding members to 10 and the total number of members to 20. This is the first meeting of the new restructured UNSC and it has been called as an emergency session in response to the quickly developing crisis in Latin America.
Hayley is a concurrent master’s student in History within the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs here at FIU. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A. in History and a minor in Religious Studies in Spring of 2022. Her research interests lie in histories of modern Latin America, specifically Peru, medicine, and international law. She joined the FIU Model UN Team in Spring of 2021 with no prior Model UN experience and has thoroughly enjoyed her time on the team. She has competed extensively both in person and virtually and is a big fan of historical crisis committees, Ad-Hocs, and UNSC’s. At FIMUN33, she was the Chair of the DISEC on artificial intelligence and at FIMUN34, she proudly directed the Ad-Hoc committee: UNSC: Soviet-Afghan War 1980. Hayley has also been recognized on Best Delegate’s All-Star Team for the 22-23 year as a member of their First Team and has begun work with Best Delegate as a Diplomacy Fellow this past summer. Outside of MUN, Hayley has also engaged in a variety of research fellowships and internships, including a two-week research fellowship with the University of Michigan in the summer of 2021 and a semester-long oral history research fellowship on post-independence Haitian history in Spring 2022 at FIU. She is happy to announce that her first academic article on the military regime of General Juan Velasco Alvarado in Peru will be published this Fall 2022 in FIU’s inaugural Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ). In her free time, Hayley likes to read, practice Yoga, shop, and go out to eat with her close friends. She is excited to be the Crisis Director for UNSC: Lithium Wars, 2050 and to be a Head Delegate for the FIU Model UN team during her last year at FIU.