His Majesty's Privy Council: Colonial America
His Majesty King James I, after several failed attempts, has successfully established the first English colony in North America: Jamestown, Virginia. Since the New World’s discovery in 1492, a multitude of European powers have scrambled to establish a presence. Perhaps the biggest threat to English hegemony in the New World is Spain, with a relatively established presence in the Caribbean, as well as North and South America. Other foreign powers that compete for New World colonies include the United Provinces and the French. While His Majesty’s Privy Council was not officially created until 1708, this committee will take on the role of what the Privy Council was informally, before its official establishment. This council is charged with conducting the affairs of England’s New World pursuits in an effort to establish military and economic control over the region. In doing so, the Council will pave the way for English dominance back in Europe, as well as sow the seeds for a global empire.
Camden Lethcoe is a graduate student at UA studying History. He just graduated in the Spring of '21 with a degree in Political Science and History, with a concentration in American Legal History. Camden plans on getting his master's degree in the coming year, and then plan on attending law school. This will be his third ALMUN, and his 4th year of participating in the MUN Circuit. While graduating limited Camden's ability to participate in a lot of undergraduate activities, he still serves as a member of the University's Legal and Historical Journals (which isn’t even a bad thing — grad school keeps him busy enough!).
Meg Woodard is a senior from Carmel, Indiana studying Geography and Political Science, with a minor in Public Policy. She is on the Accelerated Master's Path to receive her MS in Geography. She has been participating in ALMUN since her freshman year in various staffing roles, and is thrilled to get to chair this year! In her free time, Meg is the vice president of the Geography club, and loves reading, writing, and complex board games. She also works as a GIS analyst for a greenhouse technology company. After graduation, Meg plans on getting her Master's in Urban Planning to work on researching sustainable cities and transit. Meg is so excited to see what all the participants come up with this year back on campus!