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status update: social media trending

Today's world is largely driven by the mass use of technology, especially that of social media. These outlets that have allowed us to connect to the world around us have morphed into a hub to keep up to date with the latest on just about everything. They have also become a center for expressing opinions, finding communities, civic engagement and responsibility, and starting movements. However, despite all these positive elements that social media has yielded, it has not come without its share of downfalls, particularly in regard to freedom of expression and privacy. Delegates in this committee will take on the roles of powerful figures within the social media and technology circle and debate on how to protect users information and their rights while still maintaining the sense of freedom that attracted users to participate in the first place.

For any committee related inquiries, please email: statusupdate@cg-aa.org


Meet your Committee Speaker

 
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Dr. Luca Lamorte

Social Media Manager - International Organization of Migration

Dr. Luca Lamorte is the Social Media Manager at IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency. He completed a PhD degree in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in 2016. Prior to his current position, he worked as a digital media consultant for the Kofi Annan Foundation, as a Communications Officer for the Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Geneva, and for several Communications Agencies, including Publicis. Luca holds a Master’s Degree in History of Conflicts from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Communications and New Media from the same University, and regularly attends courses in digital media, SEOs, visual storytelling offered by the Ninja Academy in Milano and Syracuse University in New York.

 

Meet your Dais

 

Annelies Coessens is in her last semester at Concordia University, where she studies Political Science and Women’s Studies. She was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arabic Emirates, and has lived in various countries. Having a passion for traveling and wanting to pursue an international career, her career goal is to work in the United Nations or become a driven Belgian diplomat. Her Model UN career began at Concordia University as a delegate and has continued by seeking further opportunities. Currently, she serves as one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Affairs. In her free time, you can find her reading about equality and the environment or taking pictures about issues and topics that affect us in the 21st century.

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Annelies Coessens

Co-Chair

 
 
 

Vivi To is a Political Science and Études Françaises student at Concordia University. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, she has had the opportunity to engage with many diverse cultures and languages, which eventually led her to her love of advocacy. Vivi has been heavily involved in extracurricular activities throughout her education, holding executive positions for organizations including Jack.org, Me to We, and AIESEC. Her MUN career began in her freshman year at Concordia. She has attended various international conferences, as well as held multiple executive positions for Concordia Global Affairs Association (CGAA). Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of CGAA as Director of Charity. In the future, Vivi aspires to pursue a career in global non-profits or international governance. Wishing all the delegates the best, she can't wait to meet new faces at the conference. 

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Vivi To

Co-Chair