Cabinet of Harry S. Truman, 1945

The death of Franklin D. Roosevelt has shocked and startled the entire world; Harry S. Truman, just months into his role as President of the United States, looks towards his trusted Cabinet to ensure the safety and well-being of the US and the world. Together, the Cabinet must decide what course of action to take and how to navigate an increasingly dangerous and divided global climate.

Background guide

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Chair: Anton Van Shaik

Hi my name is Anton van Schaik and I am a senior here at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. At school, I run track all three seasons, am a film major and am also apart of student government. Last year I served as the Crisis Director for a few committees. You can email me at I can’t wait for an exciting conference and I hope to see you there. 


Chair: Sophia Romano

Hi I'm Sophia and I'm a senior in high school. I have been doing MUN at Fieldston for 3 years on and off. Outside of school, I like to listen to music, bake, and play sudoko and crosswords. I can’t wait to meet everyone in May! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at

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Crisis Director: David Feigelson

Hi I'm David Feigelson and I'm a senior at Fieldston. I love Model UN and have been participating in competitions since sixth grade. Outside of that, I love music and science. I am very excited to be a crisis director at this conference! Feel free to reach out to me at and I can't wait to meet all of you in May!

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Crisis Director: Johnny LUis

Hi, my name is Johnny. I have been in Model UN since my sophomore year. Some of my hobbies include running track all three seasons (Cross Country, Winter Track, and Track and Field) and computer coding; I also enjoy math and science. You can reach out to me with questions at I’m looking forward to these exciting two days!