Blow, Bullets, and Blood: Medellin

Welcome, delegates, to what we hope is going to be one of the most interesting and power drunk committees of which you will ever be a part: the Medellin Cartel–the very reason that magic realism was coined in Colombia. Through sheer cunning, you have managed to establish one of the most profitable, secure, and above all, ruthless drug cartels in the world. However, this is progress that will come at a cost. With every life lost each of you has become more resilient to the human condition. Each of you has grown less caring of death. And each of you, now, don’t see lives but just numbers. Delegates, this is how it must be. For in order for us to win this war–and yes, we are at war–ruthlessness is a fundamental requirement.


Chair | Devansh Agarwal

Devansh Agarwal is currently a second year, hailing from Kolkata, India. He is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences and hopes to be a part of the McIntire School of Commerce in his years to come. Having been involved with Model UN and Debate throughout High School, Devansh decided to carry on his interests while at college through the IRO. This will be his second year chairing for VICS. In the past Devansh has been Secretary General for his own High School’s conference. He looks forward to meeting you all this March!


Crisis Director | Shriya Dodwani

Shriya Dodwani is a First-Year studying Foreign Affairs and French in the College. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, she is an avid fan of horse racing and the Derby. Shriya has participated in Model UN since her freshman year of high school. She went on to serve as the President of the UN General Assembly of her conference during her senior year. Outside of UVA’s travel Model UN team, she volunteers at a daycare, actively works with the Indian Student Association, and is a member of the University Democrats. In her free time, Shriya loves cracking open a cold Ale8, spending time with her friends on the Lawn, and watching Bob’s Burgers. She is ecstatic to serve as your Crisis Director for the “Blow, Bullets, and Blood: Medellin” committee.