Transitional federal government of Somalia
Since the fall of the Barre regime in 1986, Somali has been engaged in one of the world’s most drawn-out and costly civil wars and humanitarian crises. By March 2005, the Ethiopian-backed Transitional Federal Government of Somalia would be considered the best chance at a peaceful resolution of the conflict. However, the promising de-escalation of violence that had marked the early 21st century would end in 2005 with the conflict between the Islamic Courts Union and the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism. This Committee has been called to Nairobi by the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia to address the resurgent conflict and unify and stabilize Somalia.
Scott is a third year at Florida State University studying Economics and International Affairs, as well as Chinese and Russian language. Originally from Jacksonville, this is Scott’s third year participating in Model United Nations and traveling with the Florida State University World Affairs Program's competitive team; he previously served as both a staffer and as the Secretary General of RTC XXVII. Scott is extremely excited to be serving as the committee director of the Somali Coalition Countering al-Shabaab for the 28th annual Regional Training Conference, and looks forward to a great weekend of challenging debate!
Grace Michaels is a senior studying International Affairs and Russian Language and Literature, with minors in public administration and the humanities. Here on campus, Grace is involved with the popular satirical publication “The Eggplant FSU,” undergraduate research, and the world affairs program. If she isn’t here on campus, she’ll probably be interning with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, or doing stand-up comedy… at the same time! If Grace is feeling particularly stressed out, you can catch her at the local MMA gym.