Dictatorship Is The New Democracy: Muammar Gaddafi's Cabinet 

Topic 1: Terror in Tripoli: Origins of the 2011 Libyan Civil War

Topic 2: "The Mad Dog of the Middle East" Gaddafi's International Legacy

Name: Mahmud Jalloud

Position: Speech Writer for Colonel Gaddafi

Reason for Resignation: I have witnessed first hand the corruption that occur within this cabinet. I have watched my friends and family suffer at the hand of the Colonel’s blackmail and poor economic and political policy, and I witness firsthand the Mr. Gaddafi’s clear disregard for democracy. The people want an elected leader who will protect his people rather than kill unarmed civilians. I can no longer write blatant lies for a dictator who refuses to help his country. From this day forward, I will work in the shadows to help the movement against Libya’s government. I hereby submit my two week’s notice for my resignation.

Sathvika Ramachandran - Chair

 

Matt Manarchy - Crisis Director

Matt Manarchy is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University. He is an active participant in the Boston University International Affairs Association, the Model United Nations Travel Team, and is on the senior staff of the collegiate level conference BU holds yearly known as BarMUN, as well as BU’s yearly high school level conference known as BOSMUN. Matt also served as the Director of ESCAP at BU’s annual BeanMUN conference this past summer in Beijing, China. He is double majoring in International Relations and Middle East-North Africa Studies, with a focus on security and diplomacy in the Middle East, and studies the Arabic language. This Fall, he will be studying abroad in Rabat, Morocco, to improve his proficiency in Arabic, and cannot wait to commence his travels. After graduating, he would like to either further his studies at graduate school or join the Peace Corps. He was born in sunny Burbank, California, right outside of Los Angeles and has lived in the LA area ever since. He has been involved in competitive debate since high school, and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for the past ten years. When not in school, he enjoys hiking and camping in California’s many hills, trails, and National Parks, as well as honing his skills in photography. His favorite animal is the bald eagle, and he aims to one day climb the Seven Summits.