My name is Lainey Newman and I am the President of Harvard Model Congress Middle East. I am currently a student at Harvard studying Government and Global Health Policy. I am very excited about being this year’s President of HMC Dubai. This coming year will be my third year attending the conference in Dubai, and I am very much looking forward to what lies ahead! 

We are so excited to hold the eighth annual Harvard Model Congress Middle East conference, which will take place in Dubai, UAE, at the American University in Dubai (AUD) on January 23-25, 2020.

Harvard Model Congress Dubai (HMCD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run entirely by Harvard University students who are passionate about politics, international relations, and international education. Above all, HMCD is committed to providing an immersive educational experience for high school students from across the globe. We attract the leaders of tomorrow to tackle sensitive political questions today, under the close mentorship of Harvard students.

Over the past seven years, we have had the opportunity to work with thousands of students from countries all over the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. We are thrilled to continue our tradition of excellence in education and have already begun implementing improvements for the coming conference. Our Executive Board has big plans for this year, focusing on expanding our student attendance and deepening our relationships with delegates and faculty.

Throughout the intensive three-day conference, students will work closely with their committees to debate briefings written by Harvard students and draft legislation to be presented in full sessions. Students have the opportunity to present their ideas to their peers and learn to compromise to get their legislation to pass.

We will be opening registration for the 2020 conference in early May. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can further help you in any way.

We look forward to working with you in the months ahead!


Lainey Newman | HMCD President, 2020