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Leonardo Scuto
Secretary General

Leonardo holds a bachelor in International Relations, and is now enrolled in a Master of Science in Politics for International Cooperation for Development. Leonardo works for the Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO’s partner in public diplomacy) and is researching in International Security and International Criminology. He has participated in many international workshops and seminars within Institutions such as UN, NATO and various Universities, mainly in the field of International Security and International Cooperation. He’s keen on networking and debating about the future of humanity; he loves international frameworks and simulation games, were incredible people gather and share their skills and their unique vision of the World.

United Nations Security Council

Zuzana Vankova

Zuzana is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in Economics with Management Science at the University of Edinburgh. She is an IB Diploma Programme alumna and an active blogger. Besides being a chair and co-organizer of BratMUN conference in the years of 2010 and 2011, she worked for the Slovak Atlantic Commission on the PR for the GLOBSEC Forum, the fifth most important security conference in the world. Thanks to her passion in social activism and enterpreneurship, Zuzana attended the Global Changemakers Euro-Africa Youth Summit 2012, where she has been developing projects to tackle social issues related to her country. She is very delighted to have the opportunity to be the chair at UNISAMUN 2012 and looks forward to working with the delegates.

Riccardo Mazzucchelli

Riccardo Mazzucchelli is a twenty-eight-year-old graduate in management of public administrations and international institutions at Bocconi University, Milan. He has recently completed his master’s degree in European studies at LUISS School of Government, Rome and is currently enrolled in a master’s programme in Euro-Mediterranean relations at Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, where he is finalising his studies on the Mediterranean area to then move to Saint Joseph University in Beirut for his second year of this second master’s degree. He has had several MUN experiences in different countries, the latest as Chair of the United Nations Security Council at the 7th edition of MILMUN, in Milan. His interests are in international institutions, policies and policy-making and he hopes to work in this field for the European Commission, especially on the Mediterranean issue. He is very much looking forward to this first edition of UNISAMUN in Salerno, since his roots can be traced back to this very region where Salerno is: Campania. He feels especially honoured to be part of this project because he truly hopes that this MUN, the first in Southern Italy, can become one of the most distinguished and prestigious academic simulations in Europe. Therefore, he is looking forward to meeting his delegates and working alongside with them, so that the wonders of Salerno can be successfully combined with outstanding results.

Economic and Social Council

Yike Guo

Yike Guo is 20 years old and is studying Law in the first year at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Having lived in several cities in China, Germany and Austria, Yike graduated in 2011 from high school in a town near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He also visited as a participant of the Comenius European School Exchange Programme the Lycée les Lombards in Troyes, France, and Petrus-Canisius-College in Alkmaar, Netherlands, during his high school days. Yike´s very first Model United Nations conference started in Stuttgart, Germany, at Model United Nations Baden-Württemberg (MUNBW). Fascinated by the atmosphere of passionate debate, serious willingness to change to world by arguing and agreeing, and enthusiastic people, Yike then represented one of the Judges at the International Court of Justice at the Schüler-Planspiel United Nations (SPUN) in Bonn. Yike participated and will participate in some both national and international MUNs including BIMUN (Bonn), Heidelberg National MUN (Heidelberg), MainMUN (Frankfurt), WorldMUN (Vancouver) and VIMUN (Vienna). Yike was also appointed to hold chairperson positions at MUN in Tours (Tours, France), MUIMUN (Münster), BRIMUN (Bremen) and elbMUN (Dresden). In his spare time, Yike enjoys reading, travelling, meeting friends and particularly being involved with Model United Nations conferences which have been a great part of his life. Being exceptionally honoured to welcome you to join the UNISAMUN 2012, Yike is very thrilled to meet you in Salerno!

Rudra Chakraborty

Rudra Chakraborty is a freelancer working in Finance, Human Relations and Public Relations. He has a consolidated past experience with Model United Nations and was a founder of the Milan Model United Nations. He will bring his limited financial experience to the chairing scene and looks forward to moderating a demanding European platform with the hope to discover political will among member states of the Commission, for real, practical solutions.

United Nations Human Rights Council

José Antonio Villena Sierra (Pepe)

Ecuadorian, he is a PHD Candidate in Constitutional and International Law at the University of Salamanca. After getting a Master in Government and Public Administration, he has been Director of the areas of Constitutional Law and Human Rights of Transparency International, chapter Ecuador, and for electoral and constitutional-reform processes in Ecuador. After that, José Antonio Villena became external adviser for the trade-commerce agreement between the European Union and South American Countries. In the area of MUNs, he took part as Secretary General for NAPOMUN (Cluj Napoca, Romania) and MUNUSAL (Salamanca,Spain). He also was a chairperson for BIMUN(Bonn, Germany), PIMUN (Paris, France) and MILMUN (Milano, Italy). His current project is about leading the integration process in South America, for the creation of a South American Community of Nations as Advisor and trainer for “The Climate Project ” (Al Gore’s Nobel Prize Project for Climate Change).

Anna Sun

As an Italian born Chinese, Anna attended a British International school and graduated from Bocconi University. She is currently working as a consultant in a multicultural recruting company. She was part of the MILMUN 2012 Executive Committee and participated in THESSISMUN. Her multicultural background, knowledge in international organisations and enthusiasm will help to find adequate solutions for sensible Human Right issues. Extremely honored and thankful for having been chosen as a Chair of the Human Rights Council, Anna welcomes you all to the city of Salerno and hopes in fruitful debates.(HRC)

UnisaMUN News

Francesca Ginexi

Chief Editor

Born in the centre of Sicily, Francesca grew up in a “multicultural” atmosphere. In fact, her father is Sicilian, while her mother is American. For this reason, she has always felt like a citizen of the world, and has always wanted to work in an international environment. That is why she decided to study Law at Bocconi University, planning to focus on International Law in the next few years. Her curiosity to discover the world led her to move abroad and spend two years overseas when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Canterbury School, a boarding school in New Milford, Connecticut. She also holds an Italian High School diploma from a Linguistic High School.

Incidentally, one of Francesca’s passions is to study foreign languages: she has studied French, German and is currently teaching herself Spanish. Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career in International Relations. Francesca loves to share her passion for foreign languages and countries and, in fact, she is currently teaching English to children from 3 to 11 years old. While in High School, Francesca covered a variety of leadership positions: she was Editor of “The Tabard”, her school’s newspaper, and a proctor for her dorm. As Chief Editor of the UNISAMUN News, Francesca is looking forward to conveying her enthusiasm for MUN to all Delegates, making sure that the Conference is an unforgettable and rewarding experience for all of them.

Melania Coletta

Chair assistant

Melania holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Universita’ Cattolica of Milan and she is now attending a MSc in International Economics and Management at the University of Turin. In 2007 she spent a semester abroad in Portugal and she loved it! Since then all of her studies and job experiences have been internationally focused. In the past two years she has been living in different countries -such as Greece, Ghana and USA- and now she is looking forward to the next challenge.

She is at her 5th MUN experience and she is thrilled at the idea of organizing the first south-Italian MUN in Salerno. She will definitely do her best to make it a blast!

Alvise Castagna

Chair assistant

Alvise is a third year student in Computer Science. Born and raised up in Ischia, he has been living first in London and then moved to Salerno in order to attend University.

He is involved in many projects at the moment – such as Fotodelmomento, Viciniperunmomento, Loveboatischia and weareuncover.com – but as soon as he has been offered to collaborate with UnisaMUN he took the chance to be part of the MUNs world. He is looking forward to meet everybody in Salerno where he promises to welcome you with his positive attitude and his higly motivation to make this one the best MUN.