Dear Delegates,

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Dubai! Our names are Narayan Narasimhan and Yankang Yang and we’ll be chairing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). We hope our committee and this year’s conference will be a fun-filled learning experience and are excited to meet you in January.

A bit about ourselves: Narayan is a junior studying Social Studies and Linguistics, with a language citation in Arabic. He is from Cleveland, Ohio, and has traveled the world with Harvard Model Congress -- this will be his sixth conference! Narayan serves on the board of Harvard Model Congress Asia and the South Asian Association, and in his free time enjoys watching Netflix, aggressively reading the world section of the New York Times, and photography.

Yang is a senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was born in Southwest China and has lived in six states in the US and also in Canada. Outside of HMC, Yang leads the Engineering Society at Harvard, plays intramural sports, and enjoys hiking.

As representatives of nations on the United Nations Security Council, you will emulate one of the most critical diplomatic bodies in the world. Entrusted with the maintenance of international peace and security, the resolutions that you will pass may fundamentally influence the most pressing issues around the globe. First, we will be looking at peacekeeping forces in Haiti, and evaluate the effectiveness of the UN’s current presence there. Next, we will discuss solutions to solve water disputes in India and Pakistan.

Be prepared to debate, negotiate, and meet some really cool people in committee! Please feel free to reach out to us or the executive board if you have any questions.

All the best,

Narayan and Yang