What is Harvard Model Congress Asia?
Harvard Model Congress Asia is a global conference where international high school students learn and experience government while playing the roles of officials in the United States government and several international political bodies. HMC Asia strives to educate and foster the next generation of global leaders by offering a truly interactive program, featuring one-on-one communication with Harvard students, debate on pressing global issues, and cross-cultural connections among delegates from throughout Asia and around the world.
Students from more than twenty nations converge at the conference and work together to address challenges facing governments across the world. At HMCA students discuss contemporary political issues, draft policy, report news stories, and decide court cases, all under the guidance of Harvard University students. HMC Asia is an officially recognized and wholly student-run organization at Harvard College.
President Bill Clinton
“Working to empower America’s youth, preparing them to be the leaders and thinkers of the future, the Harvard Model Congress has provided many of our country’s brightest scholars with invaluable lessons in statecraft.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren
“Harvard Model Congress encourages young people… to participate in public service and civic life. This unique opportunity gives you a platform to get involved; to experience first-hand… how our government works.”
We are proud to award scholarships to many of our delegates. At HMCA 2018, more than 18 delegates were scholarship recipients.