Group of Twenty

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Boston 2017 and the G20!

Our names are Theo Mendez and Archana Somasegar, and we are excited to be chairing the G20 this year. This committee will push you to think deeply about the international nature of politics and the issues you care about. In particular, you will tackle global emissions and gender parity, areas that lack clear action in the global forum. The G20 is the forum of economic policymakers from the twenty largest economies from throughout the world. You will be asked to tackle difficult and controversial questions, analyze information, cooperate with fellow delegates, and craft meaningful policy solutions. Most importantly, you will work amid passionate and intelligent students from every corner of the country with whom you can bounce around ideas. We hope that HMC Boston will further your awareness about international political issues, and most importantly, better able to tackle these issues confidently.

In debating implementation of the Paris Accords, we hope to establish comprehensive, nation-level plans while navigating delicate political tensions. We will also be debating policy surrounding gender parity and participation in the workforce, working towards resolutions that consider the importance of women in the workforce and in economic development. How are female participation in the workforce and economic growth related, and how will the G20 tackle this topic while recognizing the variety of cultural perspectives within the group?

As the conference approaches and you begin to familiarize yourselves with the selected topics, we would love to hear from you with any questions or concerns that you might have. We hope you’re getting excited for what is sure to be an incredible HMC Boston experience. We are looking forward to meeting you in February, and hope to hear from you soon!


Theo Mendez and Archana Somasegar
Email: [email protected]

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