DEAR DELEGATES,

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Dubai! Our names are Gene Chang and Michael Wornow and we’ll be chairing the House Homeland Security committee this year. We are excited to get to know you all during our time at the conference.

Gene Chang: I'm a junior at Harvard from Seoul, Korea studying Social Studies. I’ve staffed HMC conferences in Boston and Hong Kong, and I'm very excited to visit the Middle East for the first time with HMC Dubai. Outside of HMC, I am involved with the Harvard Veterans Organization. In my free time, I love playing squash and watching Premier League Soccer.

You've chosen a fantastic committee to be on. During this conference you'll be challenged to come up with solutions to one of the world's most pressing problems today: the Syrian civil war. Your job as delegates representing members of the House of Representatives will be to come up with creative solutions to this ongoing problem that balance the foreign policy and homeland security concerns of the United States with the humanitarian needs of those suffering from this brutal conflict. It won't be easy, but I'm excited to tackle this very important global issue with you all- I hope you are too.

Please be in touch with any questions you have before January. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Best,

Gene Chang & Michael Wornow