WORKSHOPS

In addition to our webinars, we are offering select delegates the opportunity to participate in our paid workshops. Led by experienced HMCSF staffers, workshops will empower delegates to engage with their local governments and enact change in their own communities. All of our workshops are capped, allowing delegates to interact directly with Harvard students and HMCSF staffers in small-group settings. Scroll to the bottom for an overview of all our offerings!

DAY 1 WORKSHOPS

10:00AM - 10:50AM PST

CONGRESSIONAL INSIDER TRADING

Earlier this year, members of Congress may have profited off their access to confidential information. What is congressional insider trading? How is it investigated? How should we punish it?

1:00PM - 1:50PM PST

REGULATING BIG TECH COMPANIES

This workshop describes the growing national challenges of regulating technology giants, including the structural separation of big tech, watchdog groups, and access to data.

2:00PM - 2:50PM

NSA SURVEILLANCE

The US has developed vast surveillance capabilities since 9/11. This workshop covers the laws governing this surveillance and the politics shaping its future.

3:00PM - 3:50PM

COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Current Harvard students will answer any and all questions about applying to college. Delegates can expect more in-depth responses and specific feedback in this paid program.

4:00PM - 4:50PM

PUBLIC SPEAKING PRACTICUM

Delegates will practice public speaking with live feedback on their own prepared speeches. More information will be provided as we approach the conference date.

DAY 2 WORKSHOPS

9:00AM - 9:50AM

US FORCES IN AFRICA

Hear from 3 Harvard students and HMCSF staffers about how they went from raising their placards as HMC delegates to walking the halls of Harvard.

10:00AM - 10:50AM

LIFE AT HARVARD Q&A

Delegates will hear about a day in the life of a Harvard student and be able to ask questions they have about living on campus, remote learning, building relationships with faculty, and much more.

1:00PM - 1:50PM

SHANNON FALLON v. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Do media publications need to vet potentially damaging content? Delegates will answer this problem in a hypothetical Supreme Court case involving someone in a deep fake video.

2:00PM - 2:50PM

STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE AT HARVARD

Government Concentrators will speak to delegates about their department, describing classes, extracurriculars, and other opportunities. Delegates will be able to ask specific questions throughout.

3:00PM - 3:50PM

MODEL COMMITTEE SESSION

Delegates will participate in a brief, fast-paced crisis committee session. Advance preparation will be required, and more information will be available closer to the conference date.

4:00PM - 4:50PM

HOW TO BE THE BEST DELEGATE

Experienced staffers will share tips on how to stand out at in-person conferences. Delegates will have the unique opportunity to ask specific questions about what staffers look for when awarding best delegate.

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