Moctezuma II ruled the city-state of Tenochtitlan, capitol of the Aztec Empire, from 1502-1520. During his reign, European explorers from Spain, led by Hernán Cortés, first made contact with the indigenous Aztec people, eventually leading the to fall of the Aztec Empire. This committee will act as Moctezuma’s advisory council and attempt to navigate interactions and warfare with the European conquistadors, all while fighting to save their civilization.

Letter from the Chair

Hello, my name is Lauren Low and I am a second year Community and Regional Development major at UC Davis.  I have been doing MUN for the past six years and have been involved with the Davis MUN team for two years.  MUN has shaped my passion for human rights and has inspired me to work to better my community and the world we live in.  Besides MUN, I also enjoy performing in musicals and am a member of the UC Davis Stand Up Comedy Club.

I would like to thank all of you for participating at AggieMUN this year.  As a new and growing conference, we are attempting to bring exciting and well run committees to all attending delegates.  Our club appreciates the support that other collegiate MUN programs have shown over the past few years of AggieMUN.  We hope to constantly improve and give all AggieMUN participants the best experience possible.

I believe one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of MUN is the research element.  As a chair, I expect the delegates in my committee to be knowledgeable about the topic at hand.  Being adequately prepared will help you to create better solutions and lead the committee.  I encourage all of you to be creative with your solutions and crisis arcs and try to come up with original ideas.  I am looking to reward delegates for thoughtful and innovative plans.  I will also be looking for delegates who lead committee both through strong speeches in formal debate and diplomatic leadership during unmoderated caucus.  I encourage all of you to try to solve the problem at hand both through committee directives and your crisis notes.  

I will be available to answer any questions you may have before or during the conference.  Do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns you may have about committee or the conference in general.  I look forward to meeting you all in debate.

Best of Luck,

Lauren Low, Head Chair

Letter from the Crisis Director

Hello Delegates!

My name is Aubrie Bryant, and I will be your Crisis Director for the weekend. I am a fourth year student at UC Davis double majoring in International Relations and Global Disease Biology. Even though I will have to stay for a fifth year to finish out my majors, I couldn’t be happier to spend my time in Davis. I have been a part of DavisMUN for the past two years, and I am currently one of the two Head Delegates for our club. Though my time in MUN has been short, I have made the most of it, traveling often and learning the ins and outs of competing as fast as humanly possible. Outside of MUN, I am an active member of the sport clubs and intramurals community at UC Davis and I spend my extra time hiking, rafting, reading, and playing video games.

I could not be more excited to run this committee alongside Lauren Low at the 4th session of AggieMUN. Even though it is a young conference, all of DavisMUN pours our collective blood, sweat, and tears into this effort, and we love to put on dynamic and interesting committees for the people we compete with on the circuit. Lauren and I have worked long and hard on the formation of Moctezuma II’s Advisory Council, and we look forward to having our meticulous plans ruined by your conniving schemes.

As a Crisis Director, I am looking for innovative delegates who utilize this topic guide plus external research to not only present creative plans, but to come up with original responses to the crises and situations that we throw at the committee. While I will spend most of my time in the back room, I expect a successful delegate in this committee to be one who guides debate and acts truly diplomatic. Although this is a crisis and everyone is formulating their own dastardly plans, the primary goal of this Advisory Council is to work together for the good of the Aztec people. This period of time was marred with horrors and violence, and as representatives of the people, you should come together to protect yourselves, your people, and the Empire.

Please contact myself or Lauren with any questions you might have, and we will be happy to help you out. I can’t wait to see you all in February!

Happy plotting,

Aubrie Bryant. Crisis Director

If you have any questions, please email aggiemun.moctezuma@davismun.org