The 2018 Crisis Staff

Henry Woelflein

Henry Woelflein is a second year Student at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton as part of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University. Henry was born in London and grew up outside of Washington, D.C. Henry was part of the MEDMUN 2017 Crisis Team last year, after being involved in Model United Nations in high school. As the

Chief of War Games last year, he researched and oversaw the simulation of armed conflict in the Persian Gulf and Yemen for the crisis committees. Henry is back, and this year he’s the Crisis Director for MEDMUN 2018. As Director, Henry hopes to develop committees and simulations that bring the unique past, present, and future of the Middle East and

Mediterranean to light through the exploration of the most intriguing and complex issues the region has to offer.


Zuzanna Harasimiuk

Zuzanna Harasimiuk is a second-year student at Sciences-Po, Campus de Menton, majoring in international economics. She will be the Chief of War Games during MEDMUN 2018. Zuzanna was born and raised in Poland, where she started her adventure with MUN conferences. Zuzanna is interested in the politics and culture of the MENA region, but she also enjoys good literature and cooking with jazz in the background.

Berra Akcan

Berra Akcan is a first-year student in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, and is the Simulations Coordinator for this year's MEDMUN Crisis Committees. Originally from Turkey, she has lived most of her life in Houston, Texas, graduating from the Global Studies Academy of Clements High School in the spring of 2017. She has participated in Model UN for four years, having represented various countries such as the United Kingdom to Luxembourg. Apart from Model United Nations, she is interested in literature, history, and global politics.  

Francesca Reffo

Francesca Reffo is a second year student at the Menton campus of Sciences Po Paris. Born and raised in Northern Italy, near Venice, Francesca has landed on Mentonese shores thanks to her love of politics and interest in the Mediterranean region. She participated as a delegate in MEDMUN 2017 and has fallen in love with it, and as a Crisis Researcher she wants you to have the best possible experience on her beautiful campus. When not in class or taking naps, you’ll find Francesca complaining about French prices (but secretly appreciating their croissants) and jealously guarding the prosecco she brought from the homeland.

Emre Yıldırım

Emre Yıldırım is a first year French-Turkish student studying at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton, as part of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University. Even if he does not have a previous experience of MUN, he held various responsibilities in diverse associations in the past. This year, he chose to devote himself to MEDMUN serving as Crisis Staff Researcher. Emre’s experience of living in Turkey for the last four years as well as his passion for the Middle-East, politics and economics has pushed him to join MEDMUN. He is very eager to work with the rest of the team to create both realistic and captivating

simulations, which tackle the most complex issues of the region. He is confident that the conference will be successful and will contribute to the dynamism of the beautiful campus.

Nikola Tsili


Nikola Tsili is a Greek student who studies at Sciences Po, Campus de Menton, and who

holds the position of the NGO semi-crisis committee. He moved to London for three years

before commencing his studies in Menton, and he is fortunate to have experiences issues

regarding the Mediterranean through an oriental and western perspective. He has enjoyed different opportunities with refugee-focused NGO’s in the Greek Islands. His experience made him keen on the Syrian civil war, and afterwards in the Middle East region as a whole. Nikola, or Nikos for short, is looking forward to meeting all the partakers and hopes to make this year’s MEDMUN memorable, inshallah.


Yasemin Buharalı

Yasemin Buharalı is a Turkish first year Sciences Po Paris student studying at the campus de Menton as part of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University.

Having grown up in Istanbul, in-between the Western and Eastern cultures, Yasemin has

developed a genuine interest in international relations, particularly in the conflicts in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean regions. Her passion in exploring those conflicts, creating

different simulations and interacting with people from all around the world led her to join MEDMUN as French Crisis Staff Researcher. Not having any prior experience with MUN, Yasemin thinks this experience will be challenging but also very fun and stimulating for her.

She looks forward to welcoming you to MEDMUN 2018 and happy to be participating in making it memorable.


RHe-Anne Tan

Rhe-Anne Tan is a first year student studying at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton, as part of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University. Born and raised in sunny Singapore, Rhe-Anne is excited to transplant herself (and her crisis experience) to equally-sunny Menton. She enjoys the finer things in life - morning coffee, sea breeze, and watching committees descend into trigger-happy chaos - all of which can be found at MEDMUN. Rhe-Anne is fascinated by the interplay of social, political, and cultural factors that characterise the MENA region, and having been both a crisis delegate and staffer, she firmly believes that it is the best way to engage with the complexities of this region. As part of the crisis team, she hopes to create a dynamic and immersive experience for all delegates, and looks forward to welcoming them to MEDMUN 2018!

Aymane Ramdani

Aymane Ramdani is a French track first year student at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton. Aymane originally hails from Morocco and was raised in a family where international relationships and history are debated frequently. That’s why he has a keen interest in joining the crisis staff of the MEDMUN 2018 as a French Crisis Staff Researcher and hopes to ensure that he creates the best experience for delegates in the committees. Aymane looks forward to meeting you all and warmly welcomes everyone to MEDMUN 2018!

Nour Jishi

Nour Jishi is a Lebanese first year student studying at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton. Born in Kuwait, she grew up in Dubai with a year spent in Singapore and graduated from the German School in Beirut. Nour is all so familiar with what it's like to live in the Middle East. She is the French Crisis Coordinator =in charge of ensuring that the francophone delegates are faced with a fun yet challenging crisis. Having been the victim of these crises at the Model Arab League and the Model United Nations of the Lebanese American University in grades 10 and 11, Nour is hoping the delegates will rejoice at the same exciting and memorable experience she earned as a crisis delegate.

Azem Bartu Yıldırım

Azem Bartu Yıldırım is a first year student from Istanbul at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton, as part of the Dual BA program between Columbia University and Sciences Po. He was a member of the MUN club in high school, and took part in numerous conferences in his native Turkey and abroad. As Crisis Media Update Coordinator for MEDMUN 2018, Azem will be helping to prepare the crisis scenario and facilitating crisis communication. His interests include reading, writing, and playing the drums. He looks forward to providing a fast-paced, in-depth conference experience and welcoming you to MEDMUN.


Jay Min is a first year student in Sciences Po Paris, campus de Menton. He is part of the Dual BA program between Sciences Po and Columbia University. After growing up in the UAE and Tunisia, Jay developed an insatiable interest in the Arabic-speaking world. This interest led him to attend various MUN conferences representing nations of that region and eventually to the Menton campus of Sciences Po that specializes in the study of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean nations. Jay hopes to provide all participants with insightful research and make everyone's MEDMUN experience smooth and enjoyable.

Tobias Wedel

Tobias Wedel is a first-year student at Sciences Po Paris, Campus de Menton. He comes from Nürnberg, Germany, and is particularly interested in politics, music and foreign languages. Just as he tries to manage his various interests, he will also multitask as Press and Semi-Crisis Committee Coordinator during the conference. In this position, he will mainly work to ensure that the conference is covered by efficient and competitive media, but he will also conceptualize semi-crisis scenarios. With his positive experience as a delegate at IELMUN in Istanbul, he is delighted to welcome you to this year’s MEDMUN conference and keen on meeting people from all around the world there.

Madeleine Nephew

Madeleine Nephew is a first year student in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. Madeleine was born and raised in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she spent a year in Rabat, Morocco learning Arabic and drinking perhaps too much atay. Madeleine is interested in history, nationalism, and the politics of language. If you give her the chance, she would love to talk about her native swamp or tell you more than you have ever wanted to know about Armenia. She joins the MEDMUN Crisis Team as a Staff Researcher, and is excited to welcome you to Menton this March!