The Peace of Westphalia was a series of peace treaties signed between May and October 1648 in the Westphalian cities of Osnabrück and Münster, largely ending the European wars of religion, including the Thirty Years’ War. The treaties of Westphalia brought to an end a calamitous period of European history which caused the deaths of approximately eight million people. Scholars have identified Westphalia as the beginning of the modern international system, based on the concept of Westphalian sovereignty.
- Peace in Westphalia
Leo will be one of the chairs at for the Peace of Westphalia at EuroMUN 2019. He is a 26-year old German, who is doing his master’s degree in Environmental and Resource Economics and has been an avid MUNer ever since 2014. He has been to over 20 conferences since then and has seen almost everything the Mun world has to offer, with the exception of only one thing in particular: Being the chair of a historical committee.
Lukas is 21 years old and studies economics at the University of Hamburg in his third year. He is captured in the parallel universe called MUN for five years now and his fascination has not decreased since then. When he is not studying or doing MUN-stuff, he spends his time reading or cooking for him and his friends.
Thomas Ron is a PhD student in politics who has not been quite able to shake his MUN addiction. He mainly looks at political parties and the role of populist factions within them. Having broken 50 conferences he no longer counts how many he has done but is delighted to be participating in his first ever EuroMUN, a conference he has long heard praise about. Thomas has done MUN since 2008 and has held just about every position, from the delegate, to chair, to the backroom, to Crisis Director, to Secretariat, to Secretary-General, to committee member in multiple societies and even President of one he founded in his high school. He hopes to share this love in this simulation of the seminal Peace of Westphalia, one of the most important events in world history.
When not doing MUN or his PhD Thomas enjoys cooking, hiking, and watching American comedy shows. He also enjoys preparing his lessons and working with top students to encourage their interests in Academia