Dear Delegates

Greetings and welcome to one of Harvard Model Congress Asia’s most exciting committees: the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

On this website, you will find the committee briefings which will help you to do your difficult job of dealing with economic and financial situations and crises everywhere in the world. With over 150 member nations, the IMF helps to warn about economic risks and to provide solutions to many of the pressing questions that individual states find themselves asking in times of economic woe. While the IMF’s role of late has dealt in large part with fitting the pieces of a broken global economy back together after the recession of 2008, the organization also provides specific support to nations in the developing world, working toward global poverty reduction and improved economic management. As questions continue to arise about the direction that economies should take around the world, it is up to the IMF to help provide the answers and ensure economic prosperity for generations to come.

The two briefings this year address potentially changes in IMG governance and inflation in Latin America. In order to be fully prepared for January, it is important that you read over the briefings and fully understand what the discussions have to offer and how you can contribute to the valuable conversations we will be having. In the lead up to the conference, feel free to ask us about anything that may be on your mind.

We look forward to meeting you and witness the products of your preparation during HMCA 2016. Take care, get excited, and see you at Opening Ceremonies.

Until then,
Ben Delsman and Narayan Narasimhan
Chairs, International Monetary Fund

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

Ben Delsman

International Monetary Fund
Ben Delsman is a sophomore originally hailing from the beautiful state of Oregon, now studying Economics and Government here at Harvard. When not writing RapGenius comments on Kanye lyrics, you can usually find Ben hiking or playing intramural basketball poorly. He’s excited to share his passion for all things political!

Narayan Narasimhan

International Monetary Fund
Narayan Narasimhan is a sophomore in Adams House from Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is planning on studying Social Studies, with a citation in Arabic. Outside of class, he is most involved with the Harvard South Asian Association, the Harvard Crimson, and activities within the Admissions Office. When he is not studying or hanging out with his blockmates, you can most likely find him either at Chipotle, eating to his heart’s content, or binge-watching House of Cards.