Our goal is to:

  1. Understand the greatest global challenges facing our generation. We meet with experts to explore security, poverty, climate change, global hunger, genocide, the rights of women and girls and much more. We also unpack the role of the United Nations, the G8, the World Bank, corporations, citizens and, of course, youth.
  2. Build young global leaders. Through workshops covering basics like public speaking, policymaking, group dynamics and strategic communications, Global Scholars learn how to inspire change and lead action. They put these skills into practice through our unique Action Lab as well as through various leadership development opportunities.


Key Program Elements

Explore Global Issues

Explore global issues with experts. We offer unparalleled access to leaders and places where decisions get made.

Build Skills

We offer skills that cannot be gained elsewhere, which you can immediately apply to your work and life.

Launch Global Careers

Our approach gives you the knowledge skills you need to become global citizens and leaders.

Explore global issues with experts.

Joye Braun, Community Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network
Ambassador Makeda Antoine-Cambridge, Ambassador to the UN
Michael Breen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
Marie Claire Kaberamanzi, Refugee & Malala Fund Representative
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, 9th District of New York Representative
Priscila Rodríguez, Associate Director for Advocacy, Disability Rights International
Jonathon Price, Director for International Partners, Aspen Institute
Dr. Josh Sharfstein, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Check out the full list of Global Scholar 2020 speakers here!


Build skills to be a bold and visionary global leader.

Build inspiring friendships.

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