Dear Delegates

Welcome to Harvard Model Congress Asia 2017, and more importantly, welcome to the European Union! My name is Michael Geisler, and I am beyond excited to be your chair.

As a member of the European Union, you have been given immense responsibility. The European Union is a union of 28 countries (currently), which focuses on the economic and political relations of the member countries. The EU is in a state of flux, with Brexit still remaining a distinct possibility, and with a number of countries attempting to join the EU, the size is subject to change. At the conference, I am excited to have you all debate the possible inclusion of Turkey in the European Union – a very current topic with tangible repercussions. Overall, I am excited for how much there is to be learned and shared at HMCA!

If you have any questions, whether about the topics, conference, or anything else, please feel free to reach out to me at any time!

Cheers,
Michael Geisler
Chair, European Union

Pre-Conference Assignment

Each delegate will submit two one-minute speeches, one on each briefing topic. These speeches should written from the perspective of the delegate’s assigned role — for example, a delegate assigned the role of the United States should present arguments that the United States would be in favor of. The pre-conference assignments are due on December 30th and should be sent to your committee chairs by email (see below). Delegates should use this opportunity to research their role and become familiar with the topics at hand in order to prepare for the conference. Committee chairs will provide feedback on these assignments before the conference.

About Us

Michael Geisler

European Union
Originally from Indiana and Ohio, Michael’s family now calls Georgia home (they don’t like staying in one place for too long). A junior at Harvard, Michael is pursuing a concentration in history and a potential secondary in economics. When not hanging out in the library reading books for history papers, Michael enjoys watching football, reading books, and spending time with friends (sometimes all at the same time!). Michael is extremely excited to be coming to Hong Kong for HMC Asia 2017!

Will Delaney

European Union
William is a sophomore from New York concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Linguistics. Outside of HMC, he is involved in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Harvard Financial Analysts Club. William staffed HMC Boston in 2016 and is very excited for HMC Asia 2017!