"I shall not surrender my Jhansi!”: Rani Lakshmibai's Court, 1853


The year is 1853. The British have slowly taken over the territory surrounding your kingdom and have set their sights on you. Your king has recently died, and with his adopted son is in infancy, you must rely on your queen to lead the country.

Luckily, she is one of the strongest figures in all of India. You must adviser her well as you contend with the attacks of the British, rival leaders, and traitors, all while providing for your people. While female leaders may not be the custom, you must support her so that Jhansi can be proud of their Rani.

You stand at a critical moment in history. A strong defense against the British would prove that Jhansi can successfully rule itself, and stand as an example for the other Indian kingdoms. Can you guide your Rani to a golden age for Jhansi?

Abby Jackman


Abby is a second year in the College majoring in Political Science and International Relations. She’ll say she’s from Chicago even though she’s from a suburb. This will be Abby's second ChoMUN, previously being an Assistant Chair in Article V Constitution. As she can’t get enough of MUN, she is also a chair for UChicago’s high school conference MUNUC. She is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, copy editor for the school newspaper, and spends way too much time and money at Pret a Manger. When not doing any of these things, she can be found watching Netflix with an essay not started claiming she’s “multi-tasking”. Abby is thrilled to make this committee and conference the best it’s ever been. With any questions, please feel free to reach out to her at asjackman@uchicago.edu.

Rohan GandHi

Crisis Director

Rohan is a fourth year student in the College studying Economics and Political Science. He is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and yearns for the day when everyone will understand him when he just says “Philly”. This is Rohan’s fourth and final year with ChoMUN, having previously served as an Assistant Chair for the Texas Revolution, Crisis Director for the Russian Provisional Government, and Crisis Director for the Polisario Front. Outside of ChoMUN, Rohan is a Chair for MUNUC, UChicago’s high school Model UN conference, an RA for Flint House, and an avid Philly sports fan. When not thinking about MUN, you can often find him buying books he'll never read, defending brutalist architecture, and making mid to low quality memes. Rohan is excited to help make ChoMUN XXIII the best yet. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions or concerns at rohangandhi@uchicago.edu.

Secretariat oversight:

Joe Magliocco, Under-Secretary-General