Delegation Archive


Delegation Panama City 2018

The Delegates


Lisa Anke (24), a B.A. student in Political Science and Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, is interested in how to resolve conflicts worldwide and how to establish peace in conflict-affected areas. She believes in the connection between the psychological dimension and intercultural communication on the one side and politics on the other. She gained experience abroad, e.g. during a student exchange in France and South Africa, as an international volunteer in Colombia and as an Erasmus student in Turkey. Her goal is to work for an international human rights organization. She is looking forward to meet people from all over the world at WorldMUN 2018 and getting insights into diplomatic negotiation strategies and the work of international organizations. In her spare time, she loves attending cultural programs with her friends and travelling to other countries.





Lara Hoffmann (23), a first-semester student in the M.A. program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, completed her undergraduate studies in Political and Educational Science at the University of Erlangen. She strongly believes in the importance of international dialogue and cooperation in today’s globalized world. In her studies, she focuses on international relations, diplomacy as well as peace and conflict studies. WorldMUN provides her with a unique opportunity to work with students from all around the world, enhance her language and diplomatic skills, and develop a profound understanding of the UN system and procedures. Ultimately, she would like to contribute to intercultural understanding and help find solutions to the global challenges that we face today. She is very much looking forward for her first WorldMUN.





Olya Zhuk (23) is finishing her M.A. in Politics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She already obtained a Master’s in International Relations at Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine. International organizations have always been her favorite field of studies which is why the UN, particularly the UN Security Council, is the topic of her Master thesis. To her, participating in the World MUN is a great opportunity to both learn how the UN works and apply her theoretical knowledge to real-world issues. She is strongly convinced that the World MUN will be of great value to her professional development and welcomes the chance to contribute to the success of the FSU Delegation during the conference.






Oliver  Laskowski, a 25-year old student from Lower Saxony, Germany, is currently enrolled in the M.A. Program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena where he focuses on international relations and foreign policy. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Economics at the University of Mannheim and completed internships in the German Bundestag and at the office of a council faction of the City of Mannheim. An active member of several youth- and student-parliaments, he participates regularly in political seminars throughout Europe. He is looking forward to meeting many new people and learning about their perspectives on current global issues at MUN 2018. Developing his diplomatic skills, engaging in productive political discussions and achieving a deeper understanding of the work of the United Nations are Oliver’s core incentives for participating in MUN 2018. To him, bringing people from all over the world together and having them work on solutions to our most challenging global problems is at the core of the Harvard World Model United Nations 2018 and the reason why it will be a lasting experience.



Janine Stibaner (31),  a student in the Master’s Program “Applied Ethics and Conflict Management” at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, is interested in reasoning about moral positions in conflict situations as they arise in medicine, economics, politics as well as bioethics. She successfully completed the workshop „Negotiation and Management of Conflicts,” fulfilling the „Mutual Gains Approach of Harvard University’s Project on Negotiation (PON).” Prior to her Master’s Program, she earned two bachelor degrees in Philosophy/Political Science and Studies of the Ancient Orient. As working for an international organization always involves different cultures, gaining a deeper understanding of cultures and their histories is fundamental to her. She considers the Harvard World Model United Nations a unique opportunity to learn about how to address global issues.





Iryna Sheremeta (23) is a motivated and socially active M.A. student in the Political Science double-degree program at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). From 2016 until 2017 she served as President of the local branch of the European Youth Forum AEGEE (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe) in Kyiv. She has extensive international experience as both a volunteer and a professional. Before embarking in her M.A. program, she worked at the Viktor Pinchuk Foundation and the international organization Yalta European Strategy for which she helped organize the 13th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting. In addition, she participated in the „Young Leaders“ section at the 14th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting. With her interest in reforms, the NGO sector and international organizations, Iryna also completed an internship in the international department of Reanimation Package of Reforms. Iryna believes in learning by doing such, e.g. by getting engaged in committee sessions, intercultural exchanges, panels and educational activities



Carolin Brandenburg (23) just started her first year in the M.A. program in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rostock, where she was active as a student representative in various committees. WorldMUN provides a great opportunity for her to pursue her academic interest in international relations, especially in conflict resolution and peacekeeping.







Oleksandra Panova (23) studies towards her M.A. in Political Science at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Beforehand, she completed her B.A. in Political Science at Kyiv-Mohyla-Academy, Kyiv (Ukraine). As a response to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, Oleksandra is particularly interested in learning more about peacekeeping activities, conflict resolution, negotiation processes, and the role of international organizations. With her interest in applying different approaches to real-world issues, she frequently participates in workshops, debates or simulation games. She is strongly convinced that global challenges should be solved only through cooperation and dialog on the highest level.





Johannes Säuberlich (21) completed his B.A. in Sociology and Economics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2017 and has started studying towards his M.A. in Sociology. He is very much looking forward to his first WorldMUN experience in Panama. He appreciates the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to understand what it means to be part of a big international organization.


Delegation Montréal 2017

The Delegates

Antonia1aAntonia Rausch (19) studies for her B.A. in Political Science and Public Law at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She is mainly interested in judicial questions in the fields of human rights and international law. At her high school, she already gained international experience on her trips to England and to Italy where she participated in a student exchange program. Antonia is excited to be part of WorldMUN in Montreál as she would love to learn more about how international negotiations work and how conflicts get resolved.






Marcel1aMarcel Sommer (27) is pursuing his M.A. in Intercultural Personnel Development and Communication Management at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He is interested in the extent to which international organizations benefit from the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members. After finishing his B.A. in Latin American Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn, spending a year abroad at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) and completing internships for two NGOs, Marcel has begun to specialize in migration as well as children’s and women’s rights. His goal is to work for a human rights organization. In his spare time he enjoys attending cultural events with his friends, discovering new record shops and cooking. WorldMUN 2017 provides Marcel with a perfect opportunity to gain a better understanding of diplomatic negotiations and to share ideas for a global community.




Sebastian1aSebastian Witte (23) is an M.A. student in Political Science with a concentration in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. During his B.A. studies in Political Science and Economics at the University of Halle (Saale), Sebastian developed an interest in security policy. The UN system is of particular relevance to his academic studies because of the UN’s prominent role in international peace and security negotiations. WorldMUN 2017 offers him a perfect opportunity to familiarize himself with processes of bargaining in international relations. Sebastian is also looking forward to the cultural exchange during the conference.





Marike1aMarike Seusing (25) is an M.A. student in the Intercultural Personnel Development and Communication Management Program at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She completed her B.A. in Linguistics at the University of Augsburg. While her main focus lies on intercultural negotiation, she is also very interested in languages and enjoys meeting people from different cultures. Her other passions are movies, yoga, music and travelling. This will be Marika’s first WorldMUN experience. She is keen on gaining insights into the intercultural aspects involved in the work of the UN.







Lukas Syskowski (19) is a B.A. student in Political Science and Economics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. His professional goal is to join the Foreign Service or work for an NGO. Lukas wants to change the world and make it a place without wars, discrimination and environmental disasters. He is thrilled to be on the WorldMUN team and excited to meet people from around the world and getting to know their culture and lifestyle. The attendance in Montréal provides Lukas a good opportunity to gain political and administrative training to become a part of the next political generation.








Delegation Rome 2016

As the Harvard WorldMUN conference is slowly approaching, it is time to meet the FSU Jena delegates that will be representing Namibia in one of the biggest model UN conferences in the world.

The delegation of six, consists of three double delegations in the Disarmament and International Security Committee – Elisa and Lena, the African Union – Christina and Cynthia, and the United Nations Human Rights Council with Ulrich and Gunnar.

The Delegates

elisaElisa Calzolari, 25 years, student of the MA program Political Science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, with focus on International Organizations and Globalization. Her main interest, besides of the United Nations and their organizations, lies on German Diplomacy. It is particularly import to gather an overarching understanding of International Diplomacy in order to succeed in this area. Therefore, she already gathered several international experience, inter alia studying abroad in Brussels and Salvador, Brazil, as well as doing internships in political institutions and organizations in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Brussels. Since she spent great part of her adolescence in Rome and also has the Italian citizenship she is looking forward particularly to the WorldMUN in Rome with excitement and great expectations. Furthermore, she is convinced that the WorldMUN will give her a better understanding of diplomatic actions and handling in an international environment as well as strengthen her and the teams communication and negotiation skills.

lenaLena Stránská, 24 years, student of International Relations and European Studies of the Palacký University in Olomouc has come to Jena for her Erasmus year. During her studies she focuses predominantly on African politics, international conflicts and security and external relations of the European Union. She is a multiple Model United Nations conferences participant who enjoys very much the art of diplomacy and hopes to broaden her skills during the WorldMUN 2016. Especially since she has not been a part of such a large conference before. She also cannot wait to visit the eternal city of Rome. Ever since she visited Zimbabwe many years ago her biggest dream is to become a career diplomat. In order to understand the world of diplomacy better she already fulfilled an internship at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the Department of Sub-Saharan countries. In her free-time she enjoys time spent outside, regaining her energy from the nature. She likes to read, listen to music and jog. She also aims at knowing as many languages as possible, currently speaking and understanding on various levels six of them – English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Slovak.

christinaChristina Gerantoni, 20, is a Bachelor student on an Erasmus exchange in Jena.  She is trilingual in Greek, English and German, is learning Spanish and studies a tri-partite degree of Politics, Philosophy and Economics in the University of Warwick in the UK. Her degree examines each discipline separately but also studies the interactions between the three of them and she is currently looking into critical theory and feminist epistemology. She has been taking part in MUN since high school and has so far attended more than 20 conferences in various positions, starting from delegate to even President of the GA. Her personal highlight has been the WEMUNC conference in Beijing 2011. She has also participated in debating competitions and interned at the Ministry of Finance exercising a profound liking to politics and diplomacy. In her spare time she enjoys reading and watching movies as well as meeting up with friends. She believes that academic devotion should be accompanied with appropriate social interaction, both of which components MUN does in her experience cover satisfyingly.


cynthiaCynthia Möller, 24 years, currently studies Master of Education – Culture – Anthropology in her third Semester at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. She completed her undergraduate in Cultural History, European Ethnology and English also at this university. As a participant of Toronto’s York University’s project “TfTf“ (“learning from the past – teaching for the future“) her interest in human rights, genocide prevention and international politics started out. Political science with a special focus on international relations and the United Nations serves as the field of study for her to pursue these interests further. She sees her participation in WorldMUN conference in Rome as a chance to grow on a personal and also on a professional level outside the academic space. Since this is her first MUN experience, she considers this experience both as a challenge and an exciting venture. She aims to be a worthy representative of the Friedrich-Schiller-University and a good diplomatic partner in multilateral discussions.


ulrichUlrich Schmid, 24 years old, is a first semester student of the MA program political science at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. His main focus lies on International Organizations and Globalization and International Relations. He completed his undergraduate studies in political science and sociology at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena as well. Once he gets his master’s degree, he plans to work as a diplomat at the German Foreign Office. While doing an internship at the German parliament he made his first practical experiences in this field. He has a strong interest in the United Nations and their work and is an active member of the United Nations Association of Germany. Two years ago he participated in a smaller UN-simulation (UNIGA Jena) in which he was a delegate of France and learned much about diplomatic etiquette and negotiations. The WorldMUN 2016 in Rome offers him a chance to collect new experiences in a wider international context with a variety of students from all around the world.


gunnarGunnar Hamann, 26 years old, completed his bachelor’s degree in German language and literature (major) and Political Science (minor) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 2015 and is currently in his first semester of the MA program Political Science. He focuses on International Relations and Foreign Politics, but is also taking courses in International Organizations and Globalization. Although at first glance disconnected from political issues, he dealt with the construction of internet pseudonyms from a social identitary point of view in his bachelor thesis. But finding connections between apparently disconnected matters is what drives him, since it is his dream to work as a radio journalist, preferably in the political sphere. He is a member of the »United Nations Association of Germany« (DGVN) and of the improvisation theater group »Rababakomplott«. Two seemingly different areas, which may join together at WorldMUN 2016 (also since Italy is the homeland of improvisation theater). He also participated at the university-internal UN simulation in Jena (UNIGA) and helped out as an usher two more times. At the WorldMUN his main interest is in understanding the dynamics of bargaining in practice and how cooperation is facilitated by the delegates.


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The official WorldMUN 2016 delegation of Namibia with the delegation advisor, Patrick Rosenow