Our New World: 1893 Chicago World's Fair Directory
The year is 1890 and Chicago has recently been appointed by the United States Congress as the host of the upcoming Columbian Exposition: a world’s fair that is poised to outshine all other and cement the city as the pinnacle of American ingenuity and excellence. The industrial revolution has left the U.S. and the city of Chicago with more resources than ever before, but compromises must be made between glamour and efficiency. You have been appointed as a member of the World’s Fair Directory and over the coming years it will be your duty to coordinate an event that aims to truly bring together the world. However, corruption runs rampant, exhibits become more and more daring, and rumors of a mysterious new hotel have begun to emerge. It is up to you to not only execute an event internationally unparalleled but ensure that no country, corporation, or individual inhibits the progress of humanity.
John Hayeck is a sophomore at USC, majoring in Cinema and Media Studies and minoring in Entertainment Industry. Originally from a small town in Massachusetts, he enjoys to write, read, listen to stand-up comedy, go to movies, and of course participate in MUN. John has participated in Model UN. since his freshman year of high school, including as a crisis staffer SCMUN 2018. He has always had great experiences with MUN and expects this weekend to be another one of them!
Kayla Wehner is a second-year student majoring in International Relations and minoring in Russian Studies. She is originally from Sacramento, California. Her experience with the USC Model United Nations team has consisted of staffing TrojanMUN 2017 and SCMUN 2018, as well as traveling to conferences. She has loved being a part of the MUN circuit for the past year and looks forward to meeting you all and continuing on with MUN. Outside of the MUN world, she is involved in Navy ROTC, is making a dedicated attempt at becoming a surfer, and loves to spend all of her free time at the beach or in a hammock.
Justin Chang is a second-year student double majoring in Human Biology and Political Science. He plans to pursue a career in medicine, but is still interested in international and domestic politics. Justin was raised in Anaheim, CA. As an active member of MUNSC, he was a part of the UNSC crisis staff at SCMUN 2018. In the past, Justin has also debated Public Forum and Policy debate. In his free time, Justin enjoys hanging out with his friends and finds pleasure in performing community service with his co-educational service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.