Dear Paul, you are responsible for the logistics and socials of the 5th edition of SPRIMUN. We would like to know more about you and your role in this event.
Why do you enjoy taking part in MUNs?
To me, the most interesting part at a MUN as a delegate is all about the ambiguities that give rhythm to the debates. You both have to stand up for your country, fight for its vision, its values, and eventually reach a consensus with others. I truly like this kind of informal game, this power politics made of diplomacy. That means hypocrisy, rivalries, scathing speeches, political alliances and these secret agreements you make through private messages. This is the funny part of a MUN, the one that makes each debate, each MUN, unique. That being said, there is also the danger of getting sucked too far into this game and of having an unfruitful debate. That is why you always need to keep in mind the final objective of adopting a resolution that suits your country.
Why have you decided to join the SPRIMUN organization team?
I’ve only joined MUNs as a delegate so far. I had a chance to take a look at behind the scenes and I’ve seized the opportunity. We have a great team, we known each other for years, we’ve all participated in MUNs together over the past few years, as delegates and as chairs, we know we’re going to do something great. The SPRIMUN is a great MUN, the facilities are incredible, speakers and delegates often have a high level, it just lacks of experience and renown. We’re here to build on that a bit more.
What are you preparing for the socials at SPRIMUN 2017?
I can’t tell you anything, it’s top secret! In a word, the socials are what makes a MUN a fabulous experience. We’re going to turn every single delegate and chair into party animals! You will eat, you will dance, you will meet fabulous people and get along with them! (wink and laugh)
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I’d make Pangaea again, so that we could travel easier, import/export without feeling guilty of impacting the environment, eat avocados every day, and of course, party all around the world. And don’t forget, I’m in charge of socials!
What is your favourite activity?
Meeting people. Don’t laugh, it’s true. I enjoy meeting new people so much, not necessarily different cultures, but I really do appreciate discovering other personalities, stories and feelings. I feel myself enhanced and enriched by talking and listening to people. I’m not even talking about partying but I like spending time with someone, I’m not a stay-at-home man. That is also why taking part in MUNs is something I value a lot, since you always meet new, extraordinary people!
Many thanks for your answers and see you soon at the conference!