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Space. The final frontier. Here is your chance to finally be part of the organization that determines the the future of Europe’s involvement with the world beyond.

The European Space Agency, a new committee introduced to PACMUN this year, invites you to take part in resolving the issues that go beyond the Earth. Established in 1975, ESA’s 22 member states are tasked with solving the problems that occur above the surface in a compromise with other nations. Each member state has an important role regarding the decisions of space exploration, funding, and security. It is up to the ESA to make these decisions that will impact the generation of today, and the generations to come.

Each member state has an equal vote that can influence the decisions and direction that the ESA takes.

Position Papers are mandatory, and must be turned in to the dais by 11:59PM on Nov 5, 2017. The dais’ e-mail address is Late position papers will not be considered for an award unless an extension has been requested by the delegate and approved by the dais at least 24 hours in advance.

Further questions or inquiries can be directed to the dais at

Topic 1: Privatization in Space

Topic 2: Space Debris

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Tony Lasley


Tony is a senior at Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor. He is looking forward to first opportunity to direct a committee, especially considering it’s for such an interesting committee as the European Space Agency. Tony has had the opportunity to be one of the founding members of his High School's current MUN team as well as to attend a number of conferences. Outside of MUN, Tony is the team captain of the Peninsula speech and debate club and knowledge bowl team, as well as a member of Peninsula’s technical theatre program, among other activities.

Zeynep Toprakbasti


Zeynep is a junior at the International Community School in Kirkland. She is excited to be the chair of the European Space Agency due to her fascination with space studies and exploration. Zeynep has been to many previous MUN conferences including both the PACMUN 2015 and 2016 conferences and is also currently part of the secretariat of KINGMUN. Outside of MUN, Zeynep is a language teacher-assistant teaching Turkish to younger kids, likes to paint and animate while showing her artwork to local galleries, reads books about math and psychology, is co-editor-in-chief of her school’s yearbook, and is part of the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program! She is thrilled to be part of your dais at this year’s PACMUN.

Emily Compton

Assistant Director

Emily is a junior at Tesla STEM High School in Redmond. She is thrilled to be staffing for the first time at PACMUN 2017 as the assistant director, especially for the European Space Agency, the coolest committee. Emily has been to four conferences before staffing. This is her second year of MUN. Besides MUN, she plays basketball for the Lake Washington Girls Basketball team, does so much more homework than she thought ever possible and spends the small remainder of her time sleeping.