Dear Alumni and friends,
With the support of the U.S. Embassy Baku and organizational support of the U.S.- Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association, we are happy to announce the application call for the third Model US Senate in Azerbaijan which is organized by FLEX alumnus Elmir Mukhtarov and YLP alumna Samira Gasimova!
Model United States Senate (MUSS) is a platform aimed to simulate the legislative process of the United States Senate. This program is an educational tool to improve Azerbaijani students’ understanding of the legislative process in the American government and to encourage their political engagement.
Each participant will be assigned to play the role of a real U.S. Senator and will participate in a two-day model senate conference held on 11-12 May 2019. Participants will be responsible for discussing the topic “Economic Inequality in the US”, researching a variety of bills, crafting appropriate amendments, representing the people of their congressional districts and portraying the assigned senator as accurately as possible.
Over the two days, senators will participate in floor sessions, introduce legislation, mark up legislation in committee, and attend party caucuses. All selected participants will attend 2 pre-conference training; one for general Rules of Procedure and one for understanding their party’s position and they will receive a study guide on the topic. Participants will get a sense of what it is like to be a U.S. Senator and leave with a better understanding of the U.S. legislative system.
In order to apply please visit the link: https://forms.gle/bkHEuoFmwEfUEyw56
The deadline for applications is April 23, 2019.
The participation fee is 20 AZN which includes all lunch and coffee breaks for 2 days at Holiday Inn Hotel. Everyone is welcome to apply and please let us know if you have any questions.