How It Works
In committee, delegates will be assigned either a government official to role play. These range from Senators and Representatives in our Congressional committees, to member states in our international bodies. They work closely with our Harvard student staff in discussing the topics for their committee. In committee, they will draft legislation and resolutions, debate these, and vote to make the proposals pass or fail. The Harvard senior staff will chair the committee, which will be run according to parliamentary procedure, which will be explained to all delegates at the conference. The committee’s legislation will then be presented before the full sessions and international summits.
Another exciting and educational part of the conference is Harvard Model Congress’s court simulation programs. Court committees will follow legal procedure in place of the parliamentary procedure used by other deliberative committees. While they will not participate in full session, they will have increased time in committee to argue several different cases before courts presided over by Harvard staff members.
This is just a taste of some of the committees we have to offer. With 20 committees to choose from, there is something for everyone!
For more information on committees, please refer to our Registration Guide that can be found in the Registration Portal
Click on your committee to see its welcome letter.
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