Welcome to RMC 2019!

Welcome to Rutgers Model Congress 2019! This unique four-day experience will be held from April 4th-7th at the Hyatt Regency in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Rutgers Model Congress is a simulation of real life Congressional proceedings, where hundreds of students from all over the country are given the opportunity to debate some of the most pertinent issues in the United States today. Students will be able to choose from one of seventeen different committees to participate in. These include House and Senate committees, as well as Advanced Committees, like the Supreme Court. In these simulations, students will learn how to work diplomatically amongst differences in thought, all the while improving upon their research, public speaking, and debating skills. Their research and debate will ultimately culminate in the drafting and passing of comprehensive bills aimed at solving issues facing our own Congress.

This year, the theme that each committee will tackle is American Identity. In the past, Americans were able to point to a core set of shared beliefs and point to a “true American.” This is no longer the case. The nation is suffering from a splintered personality that is reacting differently to our changing demographics. This goes farther than just race and culture; there are different sects in America such as gender, region, and economic status. How can we create laws and decisions that empower one group without alienating another? Is it possible? Students will learn how to navigate through these moments of tension and find policy solutions that balance emerging identities with the core tenants of what it means to be an American- a narrative that considers the effects of laws on all constituents.

Registration for RMC 2019 is now open! It will remain open until we reach capacity, so make sure to register as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration or the conference itself, please do not hesitate to contact me at saher.bajwa@idia.net. Our staff is also available to do outreach programs for high schools to help them prepare for RMC; feel free to reach out if this is something your school would find helpful. Thank you for your interest in RMC, and I look forward seeing you at the conference in April!

Sincerely,
Saher Bajwa
Executive Director