“No matter how vast, how total, the failure of man here on earth, the work of man will be resumed elsewhere. War leaders talk of resuming operations on this front and that, but man’s front embraces the whole universe.”

- Henry Miller, Sunday after the War, 1944

The year is 2900, with only ten empires having survived centuries of chaos. The existential threat of climate change has completely wiped out all forms of life on earth, forcing the empires to initiate their century-long space settlement mission—one sharing the ultimate goal of colonizing the closest star system, Alpha Centauri. While the human race may have survived, civilization has plunged into the unknown. Delegates will be faced with the tasks of rebuilding civilization in outer space, protecting human populations from extraterrestrial threats, and deciding whether to coexist with fellow civilizations or emerge as the sole galactical power.

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Topic A

Colonization of Alpha Centauri


Stephanie Chang

Stephanie Chang is a senior at Richmond Christian Secondary School and delighted to serve as Director for Alpha Centauri at CAIMUN 2020. Now in her fourth year of MUN, she has relished her past committee experiences, ever eager to discover more about the world of international relations and diplomacy. When not aggressively smacking the gavel, she writes poetry, reads literary magazines, competes at debate tournaments, cooks vegetarian meals, plays RPG video games, and engages in poly-phasic sleeping. Stephanie is excited to see thrilling debate unfold and cannot wait to meet everyone, regardless of whether you are a beginner or veteran delegate!


Vivian Gu

Currently, Vivian is a junior studying at Crofton House School; this year will mark her fourth year in Model United Nations. In her spare time, she enjoys binging various Netflix shows, trying new bubble tea and dessert shops, and aspiring to learn about the world through traveling. She is beyond ecstatic to be serving as the Chair of Alpha Centauri and getting to employ her expertise on horoscopes, as learned through CoStar. Vivian looks forward to meeting everyone and making CAIMUN 2020 an unforgettable weekend!


Kenneth Lee

Kenneth is a sophomore at St. George's School and is elated to be serving as a Chair in Alpha Centauri at CAIMUN 2020. Ever since his first conference, he has recognized Model United Nations to be more than just a simulation of world events, but a special extracurricular that has gifted him with numerous friendships and a passion for public speaking. Outside of Model UN, Kenneth can be found in various bubble tea shops consuming dangerous amounts of sugar, and on the water, rowing in shiny boats while wearing fashionable bucket hats. Kenneth is exhilarated to witness what the delegates have to bring to the table and hopes for an entertaining weekend of debate!