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Iaşimun « Romanian Youth for a Better Tomorrow »

First issue - Saturday, 28 2009 - 12 pages www.iasimun.org

Opening Ceremony

The Beginning of a New Tradition With everyone rumoring there, anxious to get things started, the conference debuted with Mr. Pi’s friendly welcome. He introduced the Secretary General, who spoke about the importance of this event. She depicted it as being an opportunity for individual to develop, to bring a change. She ended her speech encouraging for one last time the participants: “Be brave and assume this world! Take the word, speak up, enjoy MUN!”

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IASIMUN vs. swine flu Written by: Gabriel Criveanu Andreea Buteata

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his is it! IASIMUN has finally begun, in spite of all odds, and particularly defying one of the most debated subjects from the last period of time – swine flu. Both organizers and participants are proud to have reached the ideal method of dealing with the current issue-prevention.

Although, initially it was thought that the actual form of the virus represents a reassortment of at least four other strains of virus subtypes, later research proved that only contains two strains, both found in swine. The disease originated in America, becoming a serious problem for both US and Mexico; consequently, swine flu has lately been the mo st discussed topic at an international level, especially after it spread to Europe. As a result of several cases of swine flu having been confirmed

throughout Romania, as well as Iasi being one of the cities nominated as “pest holes”, the IASIMUN Conference taking place was, more than once, questioned. Perhaps the greatest problem occurred when a swine flu case was confirmed at “Emil Racovită” National College, causing the organizers to seriously doubt the possibility of still hosting the event. As David Pi affirmed, school headmasters had even feared that the conference might not be held at all, given the circumstances and the high chances that some students would want to cancel their participation to this

project. However, less than ten participants have withdrawn due to the swine flu outbreak, the rest of them claiming that they are willing to take the risk and join other students from Iasi. Therefore, we are proud to say that we have managed to overcome such a major inconvenience while organizing IASIMUN and highly value the devotion of the participants, their responsibility in what regards the above-mentioned matter, but for which the event might not have been possible, as swine flu had become a serious threat.


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Editorial

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Editorial It is the great pleasure of the Press Corps committee to welcome you at the IASMUN conference. If the other committees express their opinions through their chairs, we, the press, will always use the newspaper. In fact, one of the most important things to be considered is that this is YOUR NEWSPAPER, because it doesn’t represent our voice solely, but each and every one of you. During the following days we want to be the connection between all of you and thus keep you informed about all that is happening on the main stage, but also about what is going behind the curtains. During the opening speeches we got the chance to know you better and we appreciate your high level of professionalism and we encourage you to maintain the same standards during the following days. We were impressed about the whole organizing process and up to now no one had any complaints, but if any of you faces any injustice or problem during the conference, which your supervisors can not solve, we would like you to consider the newspaper your confident. The Press Corps wishes you a great time in Iasi and we encourage you to get to know better the organizers and places through the articles of our team.

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News Editor: Mihaela Voicescu Features Editor: Ioana Gabriela Gorgoi Photo Editor: Otilia Dobos Graphics Editor: Mihai Salvastru Layout Editor: Gabriel Catalin Criveanu, Cosmin Epureanu Web Editor: Cosmin Epureanu Advisor: Zack Baddorf

REPORTERS Claudia Bejan Andreea Buteata Bogdan Conea Elena Creanga

Dan Dulvac Andreea Oltean Ioana Roana Popescu Roxana Udrea


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Opening Ceremony

The Beginning of a New Tradition Mr. Talpalaru declared. In the end of his speech, he thanked Mr. Pi, in English. Liliana Romaniuc, the chief school inspector was impressed tefana Covalciuc, the by the wish of Racoviță’s students Deputy Secretary General, to organize such an amazing thing, believes that MUN is the and stated that “life and society basis of a successful sociis much more than what we can ety”. Here everyone is not a single imagine.” person anymore, but must speak The President of Peace Corps up for a whole nation. “It is our – Romania, Ken Goodson, started duty to help the world!” Motivated his speech with few, presenting the by the volunteering work done at significance of Peace Corps, with the association “Save the Chilthe help of the audience. He gave dren”, she mentioned the situation examples of true “bedof the poor children, who time stories” , beginning do not have the chance to I think the ceremony went wonderfully. I was very with his family, and enddevelop, who do not have proud to hear the students speak about the confering with the astonishing the chance to study and story of Alexandro Toence that will be over the next few days and look last, but not least, do not ledo, demonstrating how forward to seeing everyone achieving their goals. have our opportunities. “impossible is possible”. I also would like to thank everyone for their supAfter, that, the chairs He closed his speech port and participation. from each committee with a rhetoric question: presented their main ob- David Pi “What’s the impossible jectives, beginning with that YOU will make posthe Environment Comsible?” mittee (formed of Maria Sînziana The Ambassador Gitenstein the Human Rights Committee, Aștefănoaei and Cătălin Toma). confessed that he has roots in Roapproached the conference in a They presented the actual situation mania, his father being new perspective. He considers this of the world at the moment, about a Romanin citizen. He event not only a great opportunity the dangers represented by polluwas open to answer to find solutions to existing probtion, CO2 excess, and the human the questions from lems, but an exercise of imaginathe public. That’s how tion, in which we must put we found out that the ourselves in the shoes of the most difficult thing for real citizens of that country, to him to adapt was tryunderstand and assume their ing to understand the mentality. Also, he sees this as country, and the way a great chance to develop ourit works. He advices selves, our speaking skills and us to preserve our napersuasion power. ture and our architecThe next on the list was ture, because it is an Mr. Talpalaru, the headmasenthralling proof of ter from “Emil Racoviță”, our beauty. He wants who presented the debates’ to implement a stronimportance, Racoviță having ger strategy for U.S.to already a past in this field. cooperate with Roma“Our main goal is to achieve nia. He read some of excellence through education. Eugen Ionesco’s work, The youths are our hope into and he also admires the future, and I trust them to Photo: Otilia Dobos Emil Constantinescu, bring a change in the world”, Written by: Elena Creanga

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interference with nature. “It is our responsibility not to change, but to preserve the planet”, ended the environment chairs. The Political Committee, formed of Maria Coțofan and Mădălina Darabană, considers this a great occasion to step up for our own values and make a change. Mădălina Darabană spoke about piracy, and how we can prevent it. From the EcoSoc Committee, Liviu Damian depicted the idea that the “true value is no longer appreciated”. George Oprea, representing

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for his courage to coordinate the country. The ceremony ended with a last warm welcome from the Secretary General, who officially declared IASIMUN session open.

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News / ECOSOC

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Opening Speeches at ECOSOC We are here to change the world! We are the new generation that fights for its rights and do that in a glorious way.

Written by: Ruxandra Popescu Roxana Udrea

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or all the delegates today was a very tough one. We all expect them to find solutions to the country that they are representing. Like one of the ECOSOC Chair Persons said “It is our duty to make a better place”, we all are fighting here to make a change. Why is this event important? We are the future, so, if we want a bright future we need to fight for what we believe – “we have to step into the light”, as the delegate from Turkey said. “We have to be the change we want to see in the world”, quote by Gandhi – the most

overused phrase in the world. At the opening ceremony, the Chair of ECOSOC committee, Liviu Damian, asked the audience why they are here. As an answer, he advised us to start and think at a better tomorrow and making a difference. That is what the delegates from ECOSOC tried to obtain during the opening speeches. As we could observe, the main issues that we find in almost all the countries are the drug and piracy problems. Discrimination is another important problem that exists in most of the countries. Women are frequently abused by men because

they are considered inferior. The represent of USA thinks that her country is one the most powerful country in the world and it always finds a way to have a good relationship with the other countries. She wants to find a solution at each topic. Delegates seem to be very interested in what they are doing and in solving the problems of their chosen country. All the delegates want to prove that we can change the world that is around us if we really want to. The delegate of Iraq, Lavinia Bejenariu told us that “In a time where the world faces a global economi-

cal crises, we all must be together in order to solve the issue”. That can be one of the most important things that should concern us. How can we create a bond between the countries if we are too concerned about our own issues ? Also, she considers the conference a great initiative because it involves the new generation. Change needs time. And through this conference, we give some of our time to the world. We give time to ourselves.


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Environment Committee: Opening Speeches Written by: Andreea Oltean Claudia Georgiana Bejan

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he first day of the IASIMUN conference in the Environment Committee began with the opening speeches of the delegates in order for everyone to understand each country’s position about the main ecological issues. Important problems like ensuring ecological sustainability, promotion of new and renewable sources of energy and reviewing the emissions trading procedure, as set out in the Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol have been brought up for one whole hour, causing pro and against opinions. Being encouraged by their chairpeople, Maria Astefanoaei and Catalin Toma, the delegates expressed their view in what concerns reducing the amount of toxic gasses, developing new technologies for converting solar, wind and hydro energy into electricity and making a common effort to sustain poor countries in developing a climate protection system. Countries like Afghanistan, Bolivia, Denmark, China and others would like to adopt a strategy based on implementing renewable sources of energy, while Guatemala stood against and considered solving the problem morally. On the other hand, China thinks of training people to be more civilized in what concerns dumping trash and polluting waters; moreover, USA, as one of the greatest power of the world is still dealing with such environmental

issues. Opposed to this, East Timor believes that even small countries can make a difference, facing nowadays economical crisis. Cambodia, having an enormous hydro power potential, is thinking of creating a balance between technology and environment to ensure economical stability. Whereas some of the delegates were concerned with all three issues posed in the Environment Committee, some of them relied on only one problem. All delegates were actively involved in the conference except for the Thailand delegate, who missed the meeting. Overall, the delegates from the Environment Committee managed to make a view of how the conference will develop in the next two days. Furthermore, they are expected to collaborate beyond this meeting, as the chairperson Catalin Toma encouraged them to do, by being themselves the difference they want to see in the world. “Change must be seen in each and every one of us” said the chairperson Maria Astefanoaei said at the Opening Ceremony, and so do the delegates of the Environment Committee follow to obtain a clean and better world for tomorrow’s generation.

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Feature / Visit Iasi

Knowing Iaşi like we do Visiting Iaşi for the first time by your own might turn into an overwhelming experience. In order to make the city more welcoming and available for those who are not familiar with it, we will share a few tips for a short visit. Hopefully, the limited time left between the conference activities will be enough to make you fall in love with Iaşi and leave the worries behind. In this time of the year, you’ll see the city dressing up for Christmas. Couples, kids laughing, best friends gossiping, you can see them on all the magical alleys of Iaşi. Written by: Claudia Bejan Ruxandra Popescu Roxana Udrea

“Emil Racoviţă” National College Whereas the “Emil Racoviţă” National College will be housing the IASIMUN conference most of the time, it might be a good start to make you familiar with the location. Founded in September 1964, as the neighborhood school, CNER carries the name of the Romanian biologist, Emil Racoviţă. The college is hidden behind the blocks from Podu Ros neighborhood, but it reveals a modern school, equipped with modern classrooms, laboratories and even a greenhouse as well. IASIMUN is one of the many educational projects initiated by the school, such as Adolceris or LERIS.

Traveling through history and culture Situated on seven hills, Iaşi houses hundreds of museums, memorial houses, churches and other cultural objectives. After centuries of history, the old Moldavian capital still preserves some beautiful pieces of architecture. This is why Iaşi can often be seen as an authentic national museum of history. The Palace of Culture, histori-


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cal symbol of Iaşi is situated at the end of Ştefan cel Mare Street and it dominates the view from every corner of the city. The great construction was founded in 1812 over the ruins of the 15th century royal court and it is built in a neo-gothic style. Today, it houses four museums united under the name of Moldova National Museum Complex of Iaşi. Unfortunately, due to the renovations taking place inside the building, only a few rooms are available for visiting. If you are eager after history, Iaşi gives you

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many opportunities to follow the tracks of past Romanian personalities. On the Ţicău street you can find the memorial house of Ion Creangă, the first memorial house in the country. In front of the Palace of Culture you can step into the world of the scholar Dosoftei and his memorial house. If you want to take a walk on the streets where Eminescu passed, you should definitely go in Copou. It’s the most attractive and important park form Iasi, situated on one of the seven hills. If you want to escape from the crowd and the fuss from the city, you can walk into the gates of the park and enter in another world. The spirit of autumn envelops you in the most magical way possible. Copou gives you the spirit of freedom and relaxes you after a long and endless day. Take your thoughts with you and visit Copou. Leave them there if you want to or improve them. Make a dream come true. If you go there, do not forget to pass by the Eminescu’s statue and museum. Behind the statue you’ll find the legendary tree – the linden – which inspired the great poet in writing his poems. Another main point in Iasi is the Botanical Garden. It’s the oldest botanical garden in Romania, created in 1856 by Anastasie Fătu on his domain. It is divided in 12 sections, each one with its one specific. Go and see the flowers, the trees, the lake, the silence… the nature.

Fun and loosening in Iaşi After a hard day of work and study the only thing you may long for is a place to relax and take your thoughts outside school. Shopping or drinking a hot tea in a café might do that. So, where can you go? If you’re looking for crowded spaces, shops and restaurants, all in one, the malls might be a good idea. You can find Iulius Mall on Tudor Vladimirescu Street, Moldova Mall, in front of the Palace or Era Shopping Center at the

exit from Pacurari. Other small shops can be found on the Ştefan cel Mare Street or on the Al.I.Cuza Street. Antique shops are located on the Al.Lăpuşneanu Street, one of the oldest streets from Iaşi. When it comes for cafés and bodegas, Iaşi doesn’t lack of such places. If you are looking for a combination between fun and distinction, then London Pub, situated at the lower level of Traian Hotel is the right choice for you. Here, you have free access to the internet. A modern place to spend your free time is Two Café, located on Petre Andrei Street, no.4. You can also find hospitality in Motor Club or Master Club, two stylish pubs, both situated in Tudor Vladimirescu neighborhood. Sage is a quiet café, which can be found at the lower level of the central library, Mihai Eminescu, in Copou. The main cinemas in Iaşi are Cinema City (in Iulius Mall), Glendale (at Moldova Mall), Re-

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publica (Al.Lăpuşneanu Street) and Victoria (Piata Unirii). You can also attend the Documentary Movie Festival at Casa de Cultura a Studentilor. Those are the main places that you should visit if you want to take with you a part of Iasi. May your stay be pleasant and we hope to see you again in our city.


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Starting from today, the IASIMUN conference is officially open.

Defenders of Human Rights speak up Written by: Andreea Buteata Bogdan Conea

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enefiting of the presence of numerous guests, of which probably the most striking presence is represented by the US Ambasador in Romania Mark Gitenstein, the event was remarkable through the seriousness and participants’ dedication. In addition to a general view over IASIMUN, we will focus on the work of the Human Rights Committee. Leading the Human Rights Committee, Madalina Secareanu and George Oprea both clearly stated their positions during the debates, the latter particularly thanking the audience, the participants and the organizers for the efforts put in IASIMUN. Firstly stating the topics of his committee, the chairperson expressed his high expectations regarding the caucus and the resolutions due to be formed. However, one of the aspects on which the emphasis was put was the context in which the topics had been born. “Their solving should lead to new relationships for leaders of tomorrow and method understanding”, claimed George Oprea.

To begin with, Madalina Secareanu and George Oprea went over the rules and the procedures of the conference, mentioning that each participant will have at his disposal all necessary material so that resolutions would be rapidly put together. Secondly, what characterized each of the speeches held by every one of the 80 delegates in the Human Rights Committee were the originality and the wide range of strategies used by the speakers in order to draw the public’s attention. Chase Doyle, Peace Corps volunteer and teacher in Pucioasa, Dambovita, affirmed, after attending the conference: “I was very, very impressed but the dedication and the hard work of all participants. I am sure that they all spent a lot of

time preparing their speeches, given their originality.” Therefore, after overcoming the natural anxiety, all delegates proudly represented their countries, while preparing for the upcoming caucus. Despite the fact that all talks were professionally presented, some of the delegates brought new tactics, so as to determine the public to get involved in the subjects. For example, the delegate of Australia appealed to the Bible while referring to the contemporary forms of slavery and the violation of human rights. Other countries decided to put emphasis on the social and cultural background of their nation, in contrast with the current situation in countries like Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Finally, delegates of every

country agreed that serious measures must be taken, so as to bring new solutions to urgent issues, expressing their confidence in their collaboration, while hoping and working together for a better future for all countries, regardless of the political regime and focusing on the humanitarian problems.

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“The impossible is possible”

Political Committee Starts Peace War Written by: Dan Dulvac

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he impossible is possible”, stated Ken Goodson, director of Peace Corps Romania, giving everybody shivers up the spine. This is what this day was all about. From Mr. Ambassador, Mark Gitenstein to delegates, everybody tried hard and succeeded in raising our attention. All of us are now ready to fight to stop the fights and make the world a better place. Delegates’ hard work and unique opening speeches impressed everybody. Nuclear and chemical weapons possessed by North Korea, modern piracy in Photo: Dan Dulvac

the high seas and wasted funds one less fortunate than you”. are issues delegates will find soluEvery delegate explained the tions to. Approaching real topics, problems of the country he or she the conference participants proved represents, but they work together their skills and knowledge. This is as individuals and as countries to not a game. This is hard work and solve that problems, exactly like many of the Peace Corps volunFranklin Roosevelt said: “The teers said the structure of world IASIMUN cannot be the delegates and work of one man, “Do something for somechairs could or one party, or one less fortunate than take part in one nation…It you” a real United cannot be a peace Nation conof large nations – - Mark Gitenstein ference. or small nations. From AfIt must be a peace ghanistan to which rests on Yemen, in the political committee, the cooperative effort of the whole every delegate used persuasion to world”. put into light each country’s problems and to touch and convince others to get involved. So did the US ambassador, too, who clearly declared “do something for some-

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Nature’s Spokespeople Written by: Ioana Gabriela Gorgoi

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t is our belief that we cannot develop, we can’t even exist, without a place to live in, without a place to makes us flourish.” Who would choose to be part of a different committee after hearing the stance of Environment Chairpeople Sinziana Astefanoaei and Catalin Toma? It all started with a regular debating club that turned into a national conference with Sanziana and Catalin as keynote participants. “At that time I didn’t know much about conferences; we were just discussing global issues, reading articles and debating,” Sanziana recalled of their modest beginnings. But, probably this wouldn’t have been enough. They both agreed that the person who made the difference was their English teacher, David Pi. “He made going to an international MUN [Model United Nations] one of his goals here in Romania, one of his projects to be fulfilled while he was a teacher at our school,” Catalin mentioned admiringly. So far the ingredients for a successful conference have been a great place for acquiring the necessary skills and the best person to teach them. Still, all skills have to be practiced and could there be a better opportunity than at the MUN Conference? Once breathing the conference air, they didn’t set their sights on great achievements but their modesty brought them very good results as delegates. Catalin felt excited because it was his first MUN conference but he was timid because it was his nature. Sanziana, meanwhile, regarded it as an opportunity to broaden her knowledge field. Through the eyes of a teenager, MUN seemed to be an overwhelming experience. Catalin

was mesmerized by “the gargantuan number of people of my age interested in such a thing.” Sanziana, instead was absolutely impressed with the complete dedication and implication that delegates showed while defending their countries’ opinions and interests. If we were to follow their advice the best conference to participate in would definitely be MUN? But why not choose other conference instead? What makes a MUN Conference different from other events of the same type? Sanziana found two differentiating aspects. One of them would be a higher degree of strictness and formality, a good thing in her opinion since “it prepares students for a stiff academic environment.” In addition, she finds that MUN Conferences put a greater accent on individual work which is, once more a positive aspect: “When everybody is well prepared, the debate is more engaging and has a higher level” she concluded positively. On the other hand, Catalin found the impact of MUN of utmost importance: “It helps pass from the very selfish views usually taught in school and in the society about nationalism and preconceptions, and that is exactly what such an event is able to achieve - create a common thinking necessary for a species, a species who, for millennia has fought against its own kind.” What could a chairperson hope to achieve in a MUN Conference? Most of their expectations regard progress, both personal and collective. As the saying goes, “One is never too old to learn”, or too experienced, Sanziana would add: “I’m sure that observing the delegates, and learning from their mistakes, I will be a better delegate myself, in the future.” As for Catalin the position that he now occupies is a greater opportunity for him to make the others discover the unique MUN

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experience. “I hope to be able to implement the spark of protecting the environment in those who attend the conference, and also to help the others find out that they are able to discuss topics in a way they have hardly skimmed the surface of during school talks” he said, animated by his well-intended plans. Whoever might have thought that MUN is just an engaging way of spending their leisure time have proved to be much mistaken. Sanziana listed no less than four skills maximized by this apparent hobby: “Listening, analyzing, negotiating, finding optimal solutions considering a wide variety of

factors are all important skills that I have developed and that will help me reach my maximum potential in my career.” To round up, how about taking into account some pieces of advice from the Environment Committee chairs: “Research is the key to success. However, don’t forget to have fun!” – Sanziana Astefanoaiei “Enjoy what you are doing and make friends. Because if you cannot make the most of this conference, then you will not think of it as a rewarding experience, and it will be, from any point of view, an utter waste of time.” – Catalin Toma


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THE IASIMUN MICROPHONE by Ioana Gabriela Gorgoi

Please take the IASIMUN microphone and tell us about your Model United Nations experience. Every committee, every delegate, every country is animated by different expectations, different approaches and different hopes. What gets them together, what pulls them apart? Today we’re going to invite the Environment delegates at the IASIMUN tribune!

“Environment is the most important element that can lead both to the destruction and the salvation of the Earth’s future.” Oana Nechifor – Botosani – Bulgaria

The Environment Committee appeals to me because it’s less confrontational and it’s not so much about the political interests of the leaders of the participating countries, as opposed to the other committees.” Alexandra Constantinescu – Bucuresti – East Timor

“Australia is a country that has a lot to say and it’s also very “green”; it doesn’t pollute too much.” Madalina Constantinescu – Bacau – Australia

“I chose to be the delegate of China because I found the idea of representing the world’s biggest pollutant to be challenging.” Andreea Anghel – Iasi – China

“For me, the most challenging part of the training was the process of learning how to write a resolution and how the parliamentary procedures go.” Cosmin Craciunescu – Iasi – China

“I have always had a great interest in environment issues and I believe this is the base on which political and technological progress are built.” Cristiana Grigoroiu – Iasi – Cambodia

“This isn’t my first experience of this type as I’ve already participated in the GALMUN Conference both as a judge and an advocate.” Iulia Mirela Patilea – Galati – Pakistan Iu

“The reason why I chose to represent Germany is that I speak German and I find Germany to be a model for the other European countries considering all the presented aspects. Alexandra David – Bacau – Germany

“From participating in the IASIMUN I hope to develop a better interaction with students of my age interested in the world surrounding us.” Diana Chirescu – Bucuresti – Chile


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David Pi

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What do a trumpet, playing the piano, a running course, Shakespeare, karate and MUN have in common? Written by: Mihaela Andreea Voicescu

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hese days you may find him running on the hallways, smiling -as always- and asking if everything is ok. He speaks with great pleasure about the IASIMUN conference and about his students who made it all possible. He is the one who started the MUN program at Racoviţă high school, but his students came with the idea of organizing and hosting a conference in their school. The chairs were all involved in other MUN conferences and they are the ones who voted for their secretary general and the deputy secretary. David is very proud because his students took care of all the aspects of the conference almost by themselves and although they faced lots of obstacles like the

swine flu or finding accommodation for everyone, their pre-optimistic attitude helped them solve all. As time passed, their work became more and more intensive and two days before the conference he celebrated Thanksgiving mostly working, but together with the other Peace Corps volunteers he improvised a traditional dinner at KFC were they also listed the things they are grateful for. The man David Pi could most accurately be described as a complex person. Back in high-school he was the kind of student involved in all possible extracurricular activities. Starting from the 8th grade he was the student body president, the cross-country champion with his team and also the trumpeter of

the jazz band. His passion for literature materialized in the literary magazine and drama club of his high-school. In college the high level of work at the University of Chicago determined him to dedicate himself mostly to studies and although he started as a Science major, he ended up an English literature major. His hobby is karate and after college he taught karate and he also participated in many competitions.

When asked about Peace Corps, his eyes sparkle and immediately he starts speaking passionately. He had a good job at a fine business firm, but it was mainly a white collar job. After a business trip to India a friend told him about the challenges the Indian nation is facing and they both thought of applying to Peace Corps. Finally, his friend got married and didn’t join the Peace Corps, but he believes they both reached the same level of happiness. David is impressed with the progress that Romania has made in the years following the revolution and he thinks that the main problem is that Romanians have a low level of self-perception of their wealth. “Through our youths”, he believes, “the level of progress Romania could reach in another twenty years is incredible”. It’s impossible to describe such a complex person as David in a few words, but there is one thing that describes everything he is doing and that is passion.


IASIMUN Observer, nr 1, 2009