As President Bush becomes the 43rd President, he and his cabinet must address foreign policy issues preceded by the Gulf War and Osama Bin Laden’s attempts to launch attacks in the United States. With intelligence agencies warning of imminent threats to National Security, this committee will have to balance the safety and trust of its citizens with potential threats from abroad.

Letter from the Chair

Dear Delegates,

My name is Mohammad Qayum and I am an incoming third year at the University of California, Davis. I study Political Science and I have been participating in Model United Nations since the beginning of my sophomore year. I am honored to have the chance to chair this upcoming committee for each and every single one of you! When I was offered this committee, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to be a part of. Presidential administrations have fascinated me long before I decided to study political science and the opportunity to be involved in a remaking of one was an offer I could not turn down. I spend a fair chunk of my free time watching “The West Wing”, a television series created by Aaron Sorkin, which depicts the day-to-day functions of White House Senior Staff and the President of the United States.

In addition to that, I spend the rest of what I have in free time playing soccer and/or watching it. With that said, I want all of you to know that I look forward to watching you participate in this committee. I expect a high level of debate, discussion, and formality during the course of the conference and I have no doubt that you will deliver that. Feel free to email me any questions you may have pertaining to the committee or this background guide. Take care and see you in February!


Mohammad Qayum
Head Chair, The Bush Administration

Letter from the Crisis Director

Salutations Esteemed Delegates,

Welcome to President George W. Bush’s Administration! My name is Michael Konopelski and I have the honor and pleasure of being your committee’s Crisis Director. I am a fourth-year Political Science major who has also dabbled in Sociology and Economics. I transferred from Diablo Valley College (DVC) in spring 2016 and was welcomed into the UC Davis MUN family shortly after my arrival. In my free time I enjoy movies, music production, and Ultimate Frisbee. During my tenure at DVC I adopted the nickname “Bush” due to my experience portraying President Bush in a 9/11 committee hosted by DVC MUN. It was, in short, a mind-blowing and highly stressful experience, and one that I hope you all will come to enjoy as well.

Similarly, this committee will aim to push you well beyond your comfort zone and expertise. You will encounter problems that have no simple, long-term solutions, and enemies who strive to pulverize the administration into a fine powder. It is up to you and your cabinet members to bring about justice and a better future for America.

I wish you all good luck and hope you enjoy yourselves!


Michael Konopelski
Crisis Director, The Bush Administration

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