The Roman Senate was a political institution in Ancient Rome that was typically regarded to be established in the time of the Kings and survived until after the fall of the Western Empire to the so-called “barbarians”. The height of its powers were in the middle Republic, but its powers declined during the Late Republic (roughly 167 – 44 BCE) when Rome slowly gave way to autocracy. As this is a historical committee, it must be noted that the date in which the Senate will convene is January 1, 63 BCE, also known as the Year of the Consulship of Cicero and Hybrida

SRP is an advanced committee, featuring fast-paced developments and a high level of debate. Thus, this committee is only open to the most experienced and competitive of delegates. Position papers are mandatory for this committee. Please read about CAHSMUN’s Position Paper policy, which can be found under the list of committees on the “Committees” page.

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BACKGROUNDERS now available!


Kevin Lei | Director
With a longstanding interest in world affairs, history, public speaking, and surrounding himself with pretty cool people, Kevin inevitably fell in love with Model United Nations, beginning at ConnectMUN 2014. A senior, Kevin is enrolled in the IB Programme of Port Moody Secondary with barely concealed suffering. Since then, Kevin has staffed and delegated in many committees, both general and specialized, but he found the most passion for historical committees, a passion he’s delighted to share. Otherwise, Kevin can be found volunteering with nonprofits and St. John
Ambulance, as well as entering heated discussions with his friends and mindlessly doing Sporcle quizzes. Kevin is thrilled to direct at CAHSMUN 2017 and can’t wait to encounter the debates and memories made!

Michael Lau | Chair
Michael is a Grade 12 student at St. George’s School. Since his introduction to the fascinating world of MUN in grade 9, Michael has allowed himself to become fully immersed in it, attending nearly every conference at his disposal as both staff and delegate. Despite his keen interest in foreign affairs, Michael’s real passion lies in the elegant combination of fierce debate and resigned diplomacy that is found during committee sessions. Outside of Model UN, Michael plays sports and enjoys acting. Ecstatic about being the Chair of the Roman Empire committee, Michael is eager to meet every delegate and sit back painfully as he refrains from joining the debate.