As the world’s eyes continue to focus in on Asia, it is now more important than ever for students in this region to engage in debate, grow in leadership skills, and connect with one another.
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Dear Delegates, Faculty, and Affiliates,

On behalf of the Executive Board, it is my honor to invite all of you to join us at the 15th Session of Harvard Model Congress Asia (HMCA). Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rachel Chiu and I have the pleasure of serving as President of HMCA 2019. I am a current senior at Harvard College and am originally from Hong Kong.

Harvard Model Congress was founded in 1986 with the mission of civically educating secondary school students all over the world. Since our founding, HMC has spread to three different continents and has been hosted in fifteen different cities. HMCA in particular was founded in 2004 to serve students around the Asian region. Our purpose was, and still is, to inspire young leaders to advocate for and create change on a local, national, and even global scale. As the world eyes continue to focus in on Asia, it is now more important than ever for students in this region to engage in debate, grow in leadership skills, and connect with one another. At HMCA we hope to help the next generation of Asian leaders reach their fullest potential through an innovative program specifically designed to encourage collaboration, build public speaking skills, and facilitate the cross pollination of ideas. 

This year is an exciting year of new beginnings for HMCA. We are pleased to announce that HMCA 2019 will be held at the beautiful National University of Singapore. We are incredibly excited by this opportunity to collaborate with one of Asia’s most prestigious universities and cannot wait to welcome our delegates to this beautiful city. Our conference has traditionally moved around Asia in an attempt to build more bridges with universities in the region and expose our programming to more students. We cannot think of a more well-suited new home for HMCA. 

Many thanks to the NUS Office of Student Affairs and the NUS Political Science Society for making this collaboration possible. Together, we are excited to make HMCA 2019 the best one yet. 

The board of HMCA 2019 is eager to welcome you to our next conference. Please reach out to our Faculty Liaison, Kaitlyn Rabinovitz, if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Rachel M. Chiu

President | Harvard Model Congress Asia 2019