International Press Corps

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The International Press Corps (IPC) serves as the organization for journalistic coverage of the various committees at the conference.  Members of the IPC will be charged with the vital task of observing and reporting the activity of each committee.  Much of the press’s time will be spent in various committees, monitoring the progress of debate, conducting interviews with delegates, and so forth.  In addition to descriptions of the proceedings of the committees, the reports of the IPC will utilize the editorial position of each individual country to provide critical analysis of the issues at hand.  These reports will be distributed to the conference in order to inform all delegates of the events of each committee.  Furthermore, some members of the IPC will closely follow the progress of the ongoing crisis, providing timely updates of the situation to the entire conference.

Darcy Sharp, Chair

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Welcome everyone to the Mid-South Model United Nations. My name is Darcy Sharp and I am super excited to be chairing the International Press Core this year. I have been involved with Model UN for three years, competing in conferences around the country, and serving as the Chief Coordination Officer for the University of Memphis Model UN program. Although last year I was a co-chair at MSMUN, this is my first year chairing at this conference.

Outside of Model UN, I am a senior political science major at the University of Memphis. I will be graduating this spring with honors and with a thesis on the rise of eco-centric environmentalism in Bolivia, although I have also studied the effects of the rise of feminism in largely patriarchal South American societies. I also have three minors in legal thought, criminal justice, and theatre. On top of being a Model UN executive, I serve as well as the Chief Justice on the University of Memphis Student Court. After graduation, I intend to go to law school and specialize in either civil and human rights law or environmental law with a particular focus on how the conditions of the environment negatively affect the living conditions of the people in it.

A little more personal trivia, in my spare time, what little I have of it, I enjoy working on my first novel and short story collection. I cannot tell you my favorite pro-sports team because I am of the opinion that superheroes are better than sports. Captain America all the way! My favorite animal is the bat. My favorite books are the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Hound of the Baskervilles. I do not watch much television, but when I do it is either Supernatural, the American version of Being Human, Sherlock, or Doctor Who. Allonsey!

TBA, Co-Chair

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To be announced.