Dear Delegates, 

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Middle East 2018! Our names are Nida Ansari and Rachel Chiu, and we're so excited to get to know you all while serving as your chairs for the Senate Intelligence committee. 

As delegates in this committee, you’ll have the opportunity to debate a variety of issues that touch the lives of 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 complex, multifaceted, and conflict-prone relationship between the United States and Russia, while the other will dive into pressing questions surrounding domestic radicalization. I hope that you will use your time in committee to present and debate potential solutions to these important issues and, in the process, think critically about the political, ethical, and economic conundrums that are at play.

We look forward to hearing all of your ideas and opinions, and we're excited to be a part of your HMCME experience. As your chairs, our goal is to help you engage in intellectually stimulating debates, forge meaningful relationships, and have lots of fun along the way. 

A little about us: Nida is a senior from Greenville, South Carolina, concentrating in Economics here at Harvard. Last year, she staffed HMC conferences in Asia, Europe, Boston, Latin America, and the Middle East. Outside of HMC, she's also involved in the Harvard Institute of Politics and is a barista at an on-campus coffeeshop. Rachel is a junior in Quincy House studying Women and Gender Studies and Spanish. She is originally from Hong Kong. In addition to loving HMC, she has a passion for studying global feminism and advocating for women’s rights on campus and abroad.

Feel free to email us at any point if you have questions! We're looking forward to meeting you all in a few months.

Sincerely,

Nida & Rachel