Historical US Cabinet - The Cabinet of Ronald Reagan
Assembled in the midst of the Cold War following a landslide presidential victory, the Cabinet of Ronald Reagan was responsible for answering to some of the most imminent threats facing the United States in the 1980s. Made up of President Reagan’s closest advisers, confidantes, and colleagues – this powerful group worked tirelessly to advance the resolutely anti-communist Reagan Doctrine over the course of two presidential terms.
Whether or not citizens liked it, the Reagan administration got a lot done. At home, ’Reaganomics’ defined an entire decade of American economic growth, immigration reforms had to be made, and the endemic drug use sweeping the nation had to be stopped. Beyond American borders, this administration had to grapple with rising socialism in Latin America and Afghanistan, nuclear arms proliferation in the USSR, and America’s first overseas military invasion following the end of the Vietnam War. No matter the cost – dealmaking with rogue regimes and aiding violent paramilitary groups – this administration had to break the conventions of American diplomacy to get the job done.
Mistakes were made, cabinet members resigned in disgrace. But that was the first time around. As a member of Reagan’s cabinet, your job won’t be easy: advance your president’s doctrine at home and abroad, use whatever means are necessary, and this time – leave a legacy to be revered.
The Cabinet of Ronald Reagan is an advanced committee. Prior experience in MUN and debate is highly recommended; however, anyone with interest or strong delegating skills may participate if they wish to.
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Topic: Ronald Reagan's Cabinet, 1983 (View Backgrounder)
Alex is in grade 12 at St. George's School and is incredibly excited to be the Director for the Reagan’s Cabinet. Alex has been involved in MUN since grade 7 and has attended several conferences, in his time in senior school. In his free time Alex enjoys badminton, martial arts and the occasional League of Legends game. Having plenty of experience in delegating at MUN conferences, Alex is very much looking forward to directing his first committee and hopes that the committee members enjoy the experience.
Ever since immersing herself in Model UN in Grade 9, Sherry has always been fascinated by the wide range of discussion and debate that occurs within each committee session. A current Grade 11 student attending Richmond Christian School, she is honoured to serve as your Chair of Reagan’s Cabinet at CAIMUN 2018. Having developed a growing passion for current events and international relations, she is dedicated to making a positive change in the world. Though this will be her first time taking part of CAIMUN, Sherry hopes to create a memorable and rewarding learning experience for all delegates!
Currently a junior attending Fraser Heights Secondary, Andy Jiang is happy to serve as a chair at CAIMUN. For Andy, the journey of MUN has been an elevator that only goes up. Since his very first conference, the aroma of placards, note papers, and complimentary hotel pens have completely seduced his time and interest. Aside from his commitment to MUN, Andy can be found hyping up for the season 8 of Game of Thrones, attempting to top his own high score in the Google Chrome dinosaur game, or intensely watching the newest episode of Master Chef Australia. Whether you are a beginner or veteran delegate, Andy cannot wait to greet everyone at CAIMUN and promises to provide an experience to be savoured.