Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Dubai 2017! My name is Nida Ansari, and I’m so excited to get to know you all while serving as your chair for the Senate Foreign Relations committee.
As delegates in this committee, you’ll have the opportunity to debate a variety of issues that touch the lives of the not just the American people, but also people from all corners of the world. This year, for example, one of our briefings will consider the questions surrounding US foreign policy towards Somalia, a nation that has been plagued by constant armed conflict, recurring political instability, and persistent poverty for the last two decades. I hope that you will use your time in committee to present and debate potential solutions to this pressing issue and, in the process, think critically about the political, humanitarian, and economic issues that are at play.
I look forward to hearing all of your ideas and opinions, and I’m excited to be a part of your HMCD experience. As your chair, my goal is to help you engage in intellectually stimulating debates, forge meaningful relationships, and have lots of fun along the way. A little about me: I’m a junior from Greenville, South Carolina, concentrating in Economics here at Harvard. Last year, I staffed HMC conferences in Asia, Europe, Boston, Latin America, and San Francisco. Outside of HMC, I’m also involved in the Harvard Institute of Politics. I love teaching and talking about foreign policy issues with you guys, so I’m really excited for HMC Dubai!
Feel free to email me at any point if you have questions! I’m looking forward to meeting you all in a few months.