Governor's School Model United Nations Conference

The Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

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Special Announcement

We are excited to welcome Dr. Bruce MacKay as a guest speaker on the legal issues of terrorism!

Dr. Bruce MacKay
Defense Intelligence Agency Chair, Marine Corps University
Guest Speaker   

Dr. Bruce MacKay retired from a career with the US Army as an intelligence collector with operational assignments in Europe and Asia. He has served since 1998 with the Defense Intelligence Agency in a variety of capacities with his most recent assignment with DIA as a senior staff officer in the Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center, responsible for assessing the effectiveness and viability of Defense HUMINT worldwide. Prior to joining the Center, he led an instructional team delivering the nation’s only all-source intelligence collection management training program. From 2002-2003, Dr. MacKay was on loan to the Special Court for Sierra Leone as legal advisor to the prosecutor of the world’s first war crimes tribunal formed by partnership between the United Nations and a sovereign state. Before departing Washington for West Africa, he served as one of the original legal advisors to the then-new Defense HUMINT Service, to the Central MASINT Organization, and to the Defense Attaché System. In 1998, Dr. MacKay left California’s largest trial lawyer firm to return to government service; in private practice, he was a civil litigator handling complex commercial litigation involving environmental, insurance, surety, construction defect, and medical malpractice issues.

Dr. MacKay has presented at the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center; the Judge Advocate General’s School, US Army; the National Defense Intelligence College, the FBI Academy, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, the Central Intelligence Agency, and to government entities of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Croatia, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Dr. MacKay holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Soviet Affairs from the University of Maryland, and a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University. His languages, at varying levels of fluency, include Russian, German and Spanish.


Michael Drash
Michael is a junior at Maggie Walker, one who has been working diligently to make the CCPCJ the best committee ever.  He has been in Model UN since he was a freshman and has gone to conferences at William & Mary, UVA, and Georgetown.  Michael also runs on the Cross Country and Track teams and swims for the MLWGS Swim Team.  When not polishing background guides and meeting with Crisis Staff, he likes to spend his time reading and avoiding doing homework.
Sameer Sarkar
Sameer is a junior who has been involved in Model UN since his freshman year.  Last year, he was a part of the crisis staff for GSMUN and was responsible for the crises of the Joint Cabinet:  India and Pakistan.  He has participated in conferences at the University of Virginia, William & Mary, and in Washington D.C.  When not participating in Model UN-related activities, Sameer plays tennis for the Maggie Walker school team and enjoys being a part of a variety of clubs.  In his spare time, Sameer enjoys watching T.V. shows (such as Psych, Parks and Recreation, and How I Met Your Mother), playing videogames on Xbox Live, hanging out with friends, and listening to good music.
Gray Whisnant
Gray is a sophomore who has participated in Model U.N. since 8th Grade.  In 2008, he won a Best Delegate award at GSMUN only to serve as a Freshman drone at the following GSMUN.  He has been to several conferences at William and Mary and Georgetown since joining Model U.N. at Maggie Walker in 2009.  When he is not involved in Model UN (or cramming for a test), Gray enjoys running track/cross-country year round, writing music for guitar, and watching Daily Show repeats.