Committee of the Secretary General
The Ad Hoc Committee of the Secretary-General is an application-based committee, intended for expert delegates. Ad-Hoc features a classified agenda, approved by the Secretary-General.
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Gowtham Srinivas is an avid MUNner who has attended 50+ MUNs. He is a Political Science major and often comes across various topics that help keep him up to date on the current affairs of the world as well as agendas of MUNs. Gowtham particularly enjoys MUNs as it gives people a chance to constructively debate world problems and arrive at well-informed solutions. He also enjoys the sessions themselves, the small jokes, and the heated lobbying. His ideal MUN session includes no unnecessary interventions from delegates or the EB, smooth flow of debate, a strict following of procedure, and maintenance of decorum. He found his true calling as a MUNner during his 5th MUN when he realized the true competitive nature of MUNs. Since then, he has thrived to make himself the best MUNner he could be. Gowtham has played various roles in MUNs ranging from delegate to chairperson which gives him a well-rounded understanding of all the elements of a MUN. Being a predominantly Security Council and Crisis Committee delegate, he has also branched out into various other committees such as UNODC, SOCHUM, EU, ECOSOC, and GA to help him learn and grow as a MUNner. When he is not MUNing, Gowtham likes to spend his free time on Karate, Swimming, Football, Basketball, gaming, and reading.
Maanav Khaitan is a junior at Oakridge International School, studying Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science in the IBDP. Having interned at the conference for several years, OakMUN has always held a special place in Maanav's MUN career, and he is absolutely delighted to serve as your Assistant Director in the Ad-Hoc Committee of the Secretary General at OakMUN 2018. Maanav’s prolific interest in the art of MUNing was first ignited at his first OakMUN, and since then, has predominantly contributed to shaping his path and personality. When not constructing a convolutional neural network, presenting the next big thing at Silicon Valley, or riding the bull on Wall Street, you can probably find him changing the world. Maanav is also an absolute design geek, an aspiring entrepreneur, and a connoisseur of heated arguments. He believes that MUNs boast of the unique potential to not only provide truly unforgettable experiences but also ignite social change. He eagerly looks forward to amazing debate at OakMUN 2018, and assures you that the ingenious Ad-Hoc Committee shall most certainly be an outstanding experience for all delegates.