MEET THE CHAIR
Kylie is a junior at Harvard studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary degree in Computer Science. Her professional work has included working for a private equity firm, a nonprofit company, and a financial institution. She is born and raised in New York City. At Harvard, she is involved in Harvard Model United Nations, Harvard Women’s Club Basketball, Harvard Association for U.S.-China Relations, Asian American Dance Troupe, Harvard College in Asia Program, and Harvard Mirch Acapella. This will be Kylie’s first WorldMUN experience and she is super excited to meet everyone from around the world!
Topic: Protection of Cultural Heritage
Cultural heritage is defined by UNESCO as “the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.”1 Our discussion will focus on how to protect cultural heritage from the different risks facing it, from outside dangers such as wars, conflicts and looting, to the chemical processes that lead to the degradation of sites and antiquities. We will address previous attempts at solving the issue, their failures, and ways to improve their shortcomings. Additionally, we will also try to come up with new solutions, taking into consideration legal and technological developments around the world.