JCC: Sunset on an Empire, Indian Independence (1857)

This will be a joint crisis committee, with one side representing the British and the other representing the Indian Rebellion.

The year is 1857, and the British-owned East India Company has ruled over the Indian subcontinent for decades. Over the years, the company has utilized India's vast resources to grow their fortunes beyond imagination. They have deposed ancient dynasties, coerced royal courts, and taken effective control of the region’s governance. Our story grows from the narrow streets of Delhi, the deserts of Rajasthan, and jungles of Kanha into a revolution against the most powerful state the world had ever known. For this is a chance for the people of India to take back their country; a chance for the sun to set on an empire once and for all.


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Jacob Lind
Coordinating Crisis Director

Jacob Lind is currently a third-year student majoring in English Literature and History.  He was born in Long Island, New York and raised in Los Angeles.  He was a crisis staffer for the National Security Council at TrojanMUN last year, and was the Crisis Director for the UN Security Council at SCMUN 2018. He is also an active member of MUNSC. Besides MUN, Jacob enjoys soccer (his favorite team is Liverpool), and playing Fortnite. He also currently serves as the Vice President of External Relations for the Trojan Advocates for Political Progress.


Lisabelle Panossian
Chair, British Empire

Lisabelle Panossian is a second-year student majoring in Public Relations & Philosophy, Politics and Law. She was born and raised in San Francisco, California as part of the first generation of her family to be born in the United States — with ties to Lebanon and Iran as well as her Armenian and Assyrian heritage. Lisabelle has previously served as a Deputy Chair for the Catalonian Independence JCC at SCMUN 2018. Outside of MUN, she enjoys watching Tarantino movies, attending eccentric art shows, and exploring obscure, underrated locations in the Los Angeles area and beyond (and is always open to new suggestions!). 


Nandita Raghavan
Chair, Indian Rebellion

Nandita Raghavan is currently a second-year student majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy with a double minor in Computer and Digital Forensics and Psychology and Law. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, but spent the majority of her life growing up in the beautiful suburb of San Ramon, California. She is a member of MUNSC and has served as crisis staffer for the ICJ committee at SCMUN 2018. When not doing MUN activities, you can find her reading or binge-watching TV shows.