WEBINARS

This year, we are offering all of our delegates the chance to learn about college, government, and the issues facing legislators through free informative webinars led by our most experienced staffers. Webinars are open to all delegates and are included with your registration for HMCSF 2021. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see all of our exciting offerings!

DAY 1 WEBINARS

9:15AM - 10:00AM (PST)

FROM HMC TO HARVARD

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.

MANAGING WILDFIRES

As wildfires affect more and more of America, how do we create solutions that limit the number of fires, mitigate the effects of those fires, and provide relief to humans and animals impacted by them?

10:00AM - 10:50AM

DRAFTING A BILL

Delegates will be introduced to the bill drafting process used in HMC committees, learn the importance of each part of the bill, and hear from staffers how best to turn big ideas into concrete policy solutions.

1:00PM - 1:50PM

US-AFGHAN RELATIONS

Addressing the complex relations between the US and Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism, this webinar evaluates the best avenues to protect both US soldiers and the people of Afghanistan.

2:00PM - 2:50PM

INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

Experienced staffers will review the elements of parliamentary procedure used in typical committee sessions, including examples and explanations. 

3:00PM - 3:50PM

PUBLIC SPEAKING FORUM

Master communicating your message to different audiences! Delegates will learn helpful tips and tricks for developing excellent public speaking skills.

4:00PM - 4:50PM

CIA INFORMATION SECURITY

How does the CIA approaches information security problems such as cloud computing monopolies, artificial intelligence export regulations, and mechanisms to enhance the US's election security?

DAY 2 WEBINARS

9:00AM - 9:50AM

APPLYING AND TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE

Current Harvard students will speak about their application process and individual transitions to college, including tips on how to choose the right college, manage time, and transition from high school.

1:00PM - 1:50PM

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM

Delegates will learn directly from our staffers about ways to become civically engaged in their communities, both in-person and remotely.

3:00PM - 3:50PM

WORKING IN CONGRESS OR STATE LEGISLATURES

What is it like to work in the office, experience Capitol Hill culture, and take part in government? Staffers who have worked for a member of Congress or in their state legislature will speak about their experiences.

10:00AM - 10:50AM

CHALLENGES TO CLEAN WATER ACCESS

In 2019, more than 2 million Americans lived without running water, indoor plumbing, or adequate water sanitation. How can the government address this problem?

2:00PM - 2:50PM

SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY

This webinar covers the current debate over the future of Social Security, focusing on the many reasons the program is facing financial difficulty and the potential solutions available.

4:00PM - 4:50PM

SAN FRANCISCO CHALK TALK AND TRIVIA

Delegates will virtually explore and learn about many of the fun things to see and do in San Francisco, followed by a lively trivia session.