Easter Rising, 1916
In April 1916, England had been at war for over a year and a half in one of the worst battles history had ever seen and with the world thrown into chaos, then Ireland saw its chance. The Irish Republican Brotherhood was able to unite three of Ireland's biggest rebel groups- The Irish Volunteers, The Irish Citizen Army, and Cumann na mBan,- under the sole purpose of releasing their country from the chains of British Rule. These romantic notions of grandeur and victory were unsurprising considering the leaders of this rebellion were the poets and school teachers, but these men weren’t blinded by hope. They acted knowing that though failure was likely this would be a turning point for the nation. Ireland would no longer be complacent in its oppression. This committee gives delegates a chance to revisit history. You will act at the Supreme Cabinet of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in the planning and execution of their revolt. Will you be able to correct the mistakes made or were these men doomed all along? Your actions could either make you a hero or a martyr.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Lucy Walsh has always felt pride for her home country. However, it wasn't until Summer of 2018 when she interned in Dublin that she learned about the 1916 Easter Rising. Lucy is now a sophomore studying Political Science and International Affairs. She has been a member of the World Affairs Program for 2 years, and has loved every iteration of RTC that she has had a part in. Aside from MUN, Lucy enjoys petting dogs and staring at her poster of The Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
Julianne Kelly is a third year student at Florida State University. She is majoring in International Affairs, Political Science, and Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Arabic Language. Previously, she has been a member of RTC secretariat and a crisis director for the RTC conference. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Programming for the World Affairs Program and is very excited to be a part of the conference in a different position from years past!