JCC Russia

The world, 2050 AD. The once dominant global superpower, the United States of America, is no longer a world player, following the cataclysmic eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano in 2020. Every nation around the planet was affected, both by the eruption and the sudden change in power dynamics. Now, thirty years later, a new world order has emerged, one in which Russia, the European Union, and China compete for world domination. Each has their enemies and allies, their struggles and triumphs. Who will prevail in this game of diplomacy and battle at the end of DUMUNC?

Background Guide

Chair: Matthew Michelson

I am a sophomore and intended economics major from Muttontown, New York. I am involved with the Duke International Relations Association's Away Team and Bull City Beds, a student-operated mattress rental company. In my spare time, I enjoy binge-watching Netflix originals, watching my beloved Duke Blue Devils, and spending time outdoors. If you have any questions with respect to DUMUNC prior to our committee meetings, feel free to reach out to me at matthew.michelson@duke.edu!