Governor's School Model United Nations Conference

Disarmament and International Security (DISEC)

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Special Announcement

We are excited to welcome Colonel Philip L. Swinford as a guest speaker on weapons of mass destruction in non-proliferation and counter-proliferation!  

COL Philip L. Swinford, USA
US Army ChairMarine Corps University 
Guest Speaker
Colonel Philip L. Swinford serves as Marine Corps University Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger Army Chair and as Military Faculty within the Marine Corps War College. A career Infantry officer, he has served in a variety of duty positions including command and staff assignments through corps-level as well as acquisition, training, and educational assignments. His operational experience includes service with Multi-National Division-Baghdad as the Chief Advisor to the 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized). His most recent previous assignment was as the Deputy Director, Marine Command and Staff College at Quantico, Virginia.

Colonel Swinford holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, a Master of Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Military Strategy from the US Army War College.


Scott Hazelwood
Scott is a junior at Maggie Walker and has been a member of the Model UN club since freshman year.  A veteran of several WMHSMUN, VAMUN, and NAIMUN conferences, he is excited to be co-chairing DISEC this year.  Outside the scope of Model UN, Scott is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish and German clubs.  He has also been involved in the art program at Maggie Walker since freshman year and swims competitively for the school team.  In his free time, Scott enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing video games (often simultaneously).
Arthur Wu
Arthur is a junior at Maggie Walker and has been involved in MUN ever since freshman year.  He's had the pleasure of going to numerous conferences in the state while actively debating policy issues dealing with arms proliferation in the Middle East.  Other than MUN, he also enjoys participating in many MLWGS clubs such as FPS, Debate, and FBLA.  In his spare time, he loves splurging on Hulu, drawing, catching up on current events, and most importantly, sleeping.  Don't worry – he won't sleep during committee.
Nitin Nainani
Nitin is a junior and is in his first full year of actively participating in Model UN.  Last year, he served mostly as a Mock Delegate in the Pakistani Cabinet.  Outside of Model UN, Nitin is a Junior Class co-treasure and is active in the Model Congress and Battle of the Brains, among other activities and honor societies.  In his little free time, he enjoys reading and playing piano.