Harvard Model Congress


Miller School of Albemarle students participated in Harvard Model Congress (HMC) in Boston, MA held February 21-24. Founded in 1986, HMC is the nation’s oldest government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College. HMC engages students in American government through role-play and simulation to deepen lessons learned about government in the classroom. This includes debates, caucuses, trials, and press conferences.

MSA students spent the third quarter preparing for the action-packed four days in Boston. Each student was a assigned a specific role—these ranged from a senator to a member of the press. Once in Boston, MSA students were assigned to groups with other students from around the country. These groups were supervised by Harvard students who provided guidance throughout the dynamic role-playing.

In addition to the conference, students had an opportunity to tour Harvard and the Boston area.