On the substantive side, senior staff consists of committee directors, who are the substantive authorities for each committee and prepare the study guides that serve as the foundational documents for delegate preparation, and crisis directors, who coordinate crisis scenarios on continual crisis committees. As the substitution for the cancelled 2008 HMCA, the 2009 session of Harvard Model Congress Asia was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from January 22–24. For the Boston conference, topics for debate must be chosen by May so that briefing books can be prepared over the summer and distributed by early fall, in time to allow delegates to begin intensively researching each committee's topics for debate. For the duration of the event each year, Harvard Model Congress uses essentially all of the conference space available at the Boston Sheraton. This is achieved by the fact that: There are no "friendly" or "hostile" amendments, as there are no sponsors with whom to confer, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 19:02. 1.3K likes. © 2021 Harvard College Model Congress Middle East. Founded in 2001, Harvard Model Congress San Francisco is an American government simulation program based on the successful Boston model and the first conference of its type on the West Coast. The Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is an annual traveling Model United Nations conference that is run by Harvard University and a local university team from a host city. In 2011, HMUN China moved to Shanghai. WorldMUN divides all its committees into three organs: The social venture challenge allows interested participants to compete for grants to implement their creative solutions for healthcare, education, human rights, technology, water, and other areas. It had the pleasure of hosting over 300 students from 11 different countries in its inaugural conference. The organization divides itself into Administration, Business, Programs, Communication, and Mentorship divisions. Director of Special Projects: Occasionally appointed to work on long term conference-related projects. Topics for debate must be chosen early so that study guides may be prepared and delegates may research their topics. The HMUN 2017 conference had a staff of 235 Harvard undergraduates. Although most of the written work during the actual weekend of the event is done by the delegates, the staff continues to provide programmatic direction and manages all operations throughout the duration of the conference. HNMUN staff is made entirely of Harvard undergraduate students. We have five annual conferences located around the world, all of which are organized and staffed entirely by our dedicated team of Harvard undergraduates. The second session of HMUN India took place at the Hyderabad International Convention Center in Hyderabad, India from the 16 to 19 August 2012. This time the organizing committee experimented with something they called the Morning Plenary every morning for an hour wherein they re-capped what had been done the day before and showcased some of the entries for the HMUN India IMPACT awards - Videos of NGOs and groups working towards the accomplishment of the Millennium Development goals. Study guides are written by directors over summer and assistant directors come on board to write updates and provide support to the directors starting in October. 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At HMCA 2020, more than 20 delegates were scholarship recipients. The Harvard name is a trademark of the President & Fellows of Harvard College and is used by permission of Harvard University. Senior and Junior staff is split into two branches: an executive branch and a substantive branch. The format of the committee session will replicate much of what our past HMC Middle East conference offered: collaboration, education, speeches, moderated/unmoderated caucuses, pro con debate etc. Once the Secretary-General has been elected, former members of the HNMUN Senior Staff apply for Secretariat positions. Although HMC is run entirely by Harvard undergraduates, it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is operated independently of the university. This unique opportunity gives you a platform to get involved; to experience first-hand…how our government works.”, Founded in 2001, HMCSF is one of the best civic engagement conferences under the umbrella organization of Harvard Model Congress, the nation’s oldest government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College.​. In 2020, HMCA moved to Tokyo, Japan for the first time in its history. The executive branch takes care of the Administrative, Business, Finance, and Operations side of the conference. The conference was originally located in San Diego and subsequently moved to San Francisco, where it continues today. HMC 2009 was HMC's first-ever paperless conference. The current head delegates are Delaney Hurley, Usman Omer, Angel Mata, and Pablo Martinez. The staff selection process for one year's HNMUN conference begins immediately following the previous year's conference. All Rights Reserved. HNMUN is an annual four-day event held in February, composed of three thousand university students of which half tend to be international students. [11]. The next session of HMUN will be the sixty-seventh session, and it will be held from January 30 to February 3,2020. The conferences seek to provide an unparalleled educational experience for talented secondary school students from around the world, offering hundreds of students each year an exciting opportunity to practice public speaking and policy writing. Harvard Model Congress Asia is a global conference where international high school students learn and experience government while playing the roles of officials in the United States government and several international political bodies. The Secretariat is also responsible for long-term strategic planning for the conference. At HMCA students discuss contemporary political issues, draft policy, report news stories, and decide court cases, all under the guidance of Harvard University students. The website features exclusive content and active blogs on current events. HMC Asia focuses on America's political system and international governmental institutions. The 2013 session increased the diversity of its committees, running 5 Specialized Agencies and a range of present-day and historical Regional Bodies, including simulations of the Global Health Cluster, the Pakatan Rakyat, and the 1814 Congress of Vienna. For anyone who has attended Harvard Model UN India or Dubai, we are operating within a similar structure of 3-hour long committee sessions with smaller numbers of students, and 2 Harvard students chairing each committee. Outstanding Large Delegation: MUN Society Belgium, Outstanding Small Delegation: Georgetown University, Best Large Delegation: Universidad Metropolitana, Outstanding Large Delegation: Peruvian Debate Society, Outstanding Small Delegation: Princeton University, WorldMUN Spirit Award: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Best Large Delegation: TBD Harvard Model Congress Dubai was founded in 2013. Our registration deadline is January 1st.. The Innovation and Technology (formerly substantive support) organ includes committee directors, directors of crisis and multimedia who handle presentations, and directors of faculty relations who are the primary point of contact for faculty advisers. WorldMUN uses the American style of Model United Nations, with almost all delegates paired with another from their delegation (in dual delegations), with discussions occurring both inside and outside the rooms simultaneously. Harvard Model Congress Europe was founded in 1987 and holds an annual conference in mid-March. The Secretariat consists of the top-level officers of Harvard Model United Nations who oversee all branches and activities of the conference. WorldMUN moves to a new city each year and is one of the largest international MUN conferences today. Hosted during HNMUN’s original dates of Thursday, 11 February to Sunday, 14 February 2021, HNMUN is more than an average Model UN conference. Harvard Model United Nations is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. NGOs have no voting status, but other than that, they have the same rights as any other delegate in the committee: NGOs may make speeches, participate in caucus, and lend their expertise to formulating resolutions.