North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance created in 1949 following the end of the Second World War. The original alliance was only between 12 states, but has consistently grown over the past few decades up to 29 states currently. The aim of this alliance is to ensure collective security and propose joint policy decisions. NATO’s formation spurred the creation of the Warsaw Pact, given the Cold War that was rampant at the time, which was dominated by the Soviet Union. NATO’s importance grew throughout the Cold War as a means to de-escalate tensions, and remains vital for military policy for member states today.
Sophie Anderson is a Sophomore studying International Affairs, with a concentration in Security Policy and Conflict Resolution. She has been involved in Model UN since 7th grade, and this will be her second time chairing WAMUNC. Besides MUN, Sophie is involved in GW’s hip hop dance crew, Capital Funk, along with DPE foreign service sorority and the Onero research Institute. She is very excited to facilitate learning and growth this upcoming WAMUNC in the NATO committee!