Dear Delegates and Faculty,

It is my great honor to invite you to Harvard Model Congress Dubai 2018, our sixth annual conference. This coming January, delegates will gather from around the world to learn about complex political and policy challenges—both domestic and international—and then debate those issues with their peers. This is a tall order, but we have consistently attracted remarkable delegates capable of meeting these challenges, and our exceptional staff of Harvard undergraduates will be there to guide them every step of the way. From formal committee sessions to one-on-one conversations, delegates will have a diverse range of opportunities to learn from our knowledgeable, passionate staff. Historically, delegates have had a lot of fun, too.

At its core, Harvard Model Congress is a teaching organization. Due to our immersive simulation structure, students learn immediately applicable skills in an interactive way. And while our students certainly learn the things one would expect a government simulation to teach—parliamentary procedure, bill-writing, debate—their growth at HMC goes far beyond these areas. At the end of the conferences, delegates tell our staffers about how much their English public speaking abilities have improved, or how they’ve learned to see political debates from a new perspective, or how their confidence has grown. We staff HMC Dubai for moments like these, and we’re excited to do it again.

Our 2017 conference was our largest yet, and we’re eager to build on that success this year. We’re bringing more Harvard students to maintain our low delegate-to-staff ratio, we’re developing new educational materials to ensure delegates are prepared for the conference, and we’re continuing to refine our committee offerings to ensure we’re bringing you into the most engaging, timely discussions. If you’re interested in Harvard Model Congress Dubai, or if you have any questions, please reach out to our Faculty Liaison, Cate Pinto, at

Our mission is to inspire students toward civic engagement and give them the skills to improve our shared world. We hope you’ll join us in doing so at HMC Dubai 2018!


Benjamin Delsman

President | HMCD 2018