Measures to prevent the rise of the extreme right and left political ideologies

Redesigning the prison system: more efficient, effective, and humane methods

Alexia Ibarra is one of the chairs for the General Assembly. She is a senior at the American School of Barcelona with an interest towards international relations. She was born in the United States and lived there for the majority of her life until she was almost twelve, when she moved to Barcelona to fulfill her High School education here. Alexia began participating in MUN conferences during her freshman year as a way to meet like minded people with similar interests. Her attention shifted during confinement, but she has returned to MUN after realizing that her previous international conferences have provided different insight on social, political and cultural problems all around the world. She believes that MUN helps individuals grow to be leaders one day, discover true passions, become more confident in themselves, and form lasting friendships with people all over the world. The skills acquired in conferences such as BCNMUN can be applied to many other aspects of life and are ultimately beneficial in the long run. Some of her best memories have been at MUN and hopes that everyone can enjoy their time as much as she did in the past.

Eva Didenko is one of the chairs for the General Assembly. Eva is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, but was born and raised in Barcelona. She has lived in a total of 4 countries over her lifetime including the US, and the UK, sparking her interest in international politics. Her multicultural coming of age has made her appreciate such events as MUN conferences for the diversity of people with at least one common interest. She is passionate about public speaking and debate, and has a long history of participation at MUN. Starting from 8th grade she has MUN to thank for developing her leadership and debate skills, as well as being the common factor in many new friendships. She looks forward to watching all the delegate’s diplomatic resolutions of conflicts, agreement, meeting new people and most of all a fruitful debate.

Dila Pala is one the chairs for the General Assembly. She is a junior at the American School of Barcelona with a passion for debating and public speaking. She’s from a Turkish family and lived in Istanbul for 11 years before moving to Barcelona in 2016. Dila is currently involved in various programs that prepare students to deal with issues around the world. She participates in the ASB afterschool debate program, takes global politics and history classes at the higher level in the IB diploma, and has participated as a delegate in multiple past MUN conferences. Dila believes that the Model United Nations program can provide an enriching experience for all students, as it promotes a sense of global awareness, sharpens public speaking and debating skills, and fosters a passion for leadership crucial to our future. She is honored to form part of the BCNMUN 2022 conference, and looks forward to what she hopes will be a fun yet productive debate in the General Assembly.