2020 Model Senate

Thank you to all staff, faculty and students for your excellent contributions during this program. If you have any follow-up questions regarding this program, please reach out to Eric Bumbaca, Director of Student Programs, at 215-561-4700 ext. 216 or ebumbaca@wacphila.org

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFR) represents an integral component of Congress’ oversight responsibilities and acts to uphold U.S. interests in an increasingly globalized world. Senators are tasked with reviewing ongoing political, economic, environmental and social events occurring throughout the world, and providing reasonable, solutions-oriented policies to mitigate harm and promote U.S. interests. The SCFR also deliberates on all foreign policy legislation in the Senate and is responsible for the confirmation process of all diplomatic nominations among other responsibilities.

Students in the 2020 Model Senate Foreign Relations Committee will represent select Senators of the committee, their staffs, expert witnesses, and journalists as they seek positive solutions to three ongoing global issues. Students will study one of the following three topics: 1) The Ongoing U.S. - Iranian Tensions; 2) Cybersecurity and Election Interference in 2020 and Beyond; 3) Migration in the Western Hemisphere. Senators will hear testimony from expert witnesses and will craft resolutions suggesting specific policies and proposals aimed at mitigating the threats posed by these issues, and promoting desired solutions.

If registered for the program, please review the "Roles and Responsibilities" link on this page and work with your students to discuss their confirmed roles once they are registered for the program. 

The 2020 Model Senate Program is available to schools with a 2019-2020 High School Membership. If you have not yet secured a 2019-2020 Membership, please take a moment to complete registration here.

If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to Eric Bumbaca, Director of Student Programs, at ebumbaca@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 216.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Fox School of Business at Temple University

Model Senate Resource Guide

We encourage you to look at our detailed list of resources to help students prepare for their roles at our Model Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing.