Preparing Global Leaders Summit 29 Jul - 4 Aug, Moscow, Russia (Preparing Global Leaders Summit)

Organization: RANEPA

Venue: RANEPA Campus

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation

Event Date/Time: Jul 29, 2013 / 10:00 am - (GMT +3:00 hours) End Date/Time: Aug 04, 2013 / 8:00 pm - (GMT +3:00 hours)
Registration Date: Jun 01, 2013 Time: 23:00:00(GMT +3:00 hours)
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2013 Time: 22:00:00(GMT +3:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2013 Time: 22:00:00(GMT +3:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Jun 01, 2013 Time: 22:00:00(GMT +3:00 hours)
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Description

 

Preparing Global Leaders Summit is a 7-day premiere leadership program designed for students and young professionals (under 35) around the world to challenge the conventional ways of thinking about leadership. 

Our specific strategy is to help participants maximize their potential and develop leadership and communication skills. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world.

Oxford and Georgetown professors will teach courses on leadership, communication, geopolitics, political economy and psychology while top visiting scholars will lecture on nationalism, civil war and international security. Delegates will also participate in a range of leadership simulations and cultural exchanges with students from every corner of the globe. 

Courses:

Sam Potolicchio: “Leadership and Communication” Harry Verhoeven: “The Political Economy of Development: from colonialism to the post-Washington Consensus”, “Emerging Powers and the New World Order” Branden Thornhill-Miller: "Psychology for Global Leaders: Understanding Ourselves and Challenges of the Modern World"

Simulations:

Parliamentary Simulation: Institute delegates will be responsible in drafting legislation for a newly formed country. Delegats will be divided into opposing teams of 10 and will write legislation on selected issues. The opposing teams will debate over the bills and the institute delegates will vote to on the debated legislation.

Speechmaking Simulation: Institute delegates will be given an issue prompt to write and present a speech that the leader of the country must deliver on the world stage.

Geopolitical Strategy Simulation: Institute delegates will advise a world leader on a delicate issue of foreign affairs. Social Media and Campaign Advertising Simulation: Institute delegates will utilize a suite of Web 2.0 tools to respond an unfolding political situation and build a campaign message in real-time. 

The program cost: 900 USD. The final deadline - May 15. Tuition, study materials, housing, daily breakfast and lunch, two formal dinners, and visa support is included in the cost of the program.

Conference application:

For any queries: moscow.summit(at)gmail.com

Venue

Vernadskogo pr., 82
Moscow
Russian Federation
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Organizations

RANEPA
Vernadskogo pr.,82
Moscow
119574
Russian Federation
RANEPA
Vernadskogo pr.,82
Moscow
119574
Russian Federation

Conference Speakers

Sam Potolicchio

Harry Verhoeven

Branden Thornhill-Miller

Additional Information

 

Courses: Sam Potolicchio:  “Leadership and Communication”

 

What skills will students need to become leaders in an increasingly global world?  How can students prepare themselves for global leadership opportunities?  These lectures will introduce students to the study of effective leadership practices through issues of psychology, sociology, politics, philosophy and entrepreneurship.  This course will highlight the supreme importance, artistry and impact of words in leadership.  Students will explore the cognitive biases that drive persuasion, political advertising, communication messages and public approval, interest group strategy, and the impact of new communication technologies.  Harry Verhoeven: “The Political Economy of Development: from colonialism to the post-Washington Consensus” What are the best policies for achieving fast economic growth, sustained poverty reduction and decreasing inequality? Ever since the 1930s, colonial powers, newly independent countries and struggling Southern economies alike have been obsessed by the quest to find a recipe that will lead to the ‘Holy Grail’ of politics and economics: “development”.  Whereas politicians endlessly debate the virtues of democracy, liberalism-communism and international institutions, “development” has become every Third World Country’s unquestionable priority. This course aims to explore the roots of today’s obsession with the concept of “development” and provides a historical overview of how different generations of international policy-makers have come up with specific policies to respond to complex challenges. A mixture of political and economic evolutions & theories will help participants understand why different recipes have been tried and have (not) succeeded. The aim of the course is to critically reflect on dominant ideas of how to do “development” and to introduce students to some of the complexities of contemporary development studies and policies.   “Emerging Powers and the New World Order”   The world, as it has existed in the past few centuries, is rapidly changing. The international system, which for such a long time was dominated by Western states, Western institutions and Western ideas, is undergoing seismic shifts. China is poised to become the world's biggest economy in 2016, surpassing the United States for the first time since the 1800s. India and Brazil are vigorously clamouring for seats on the UN Security Council and have lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty through remarkable programmes of social inclusion. Even the African continent is powering ahead with growth rates four times faster than North America and Europe. These dramatic economic changes are being closely followed by new political ideas, proposals to reform international institutions and rethink global and regional security. This course examines how China, India, Brazil and South Africa are thinking about the new world order; which formative historical experiences shape their outlook on today's global politics; and how relations between them might -or might not- help reshape the world we will live in tomorrow. Branden Thornhill-Miller: "Psychology for Global Leaders: Understanding Ourselves and Challenges of the Modern World" Taken together, globalization, cultural conflict, environmentally self-destructive behaviour and our vastly expanded scientific powers over the physical world pose serious long-term threats to the survival of humanity. As groups and as individuals we are prone to errors in our decision-making, to self-deceptions, to have conflicting needs, and not even understand what will make us happy.   Drawing in part on background in several other fields, this course will explore the crucial role that psychology plays in a wide range of challenges facing people and their leaders in the world today.  We will explore some of the problems and possibilities for our collective future through a survey of topics like the psychology of religion, fundamentalism/ideology and inter-group conflict, the problem of “evil” and the limits of human imagination, the “Social Brain”, the “human difference”, and the identification and potential enhancement of creativity and well-being.  In the context of their interest in leadership, participants will be given the opportunity to explore themselves and gain a clearer understanding of others through an eclectic review of psychological pitfalls and fundamental processes.  I will argue that every leader needs to be a good psychologist (and have at least one as an adviser), and that psychology, properly pursued, should be re-envisioned as a subdiscipline of many other fields.   Simulations: Parliamentary Simulation: Institute delegates will be responsible in drafting legislation for a newly formed country. Delegates will be divided into opposing teams of 10 and will write legislation on selected issues. The opposing teams will debate over the bills and the institute delegates will vote to on the debated legislation.   Speechmaking Simulation: Institute delegates will be given an issue prompt to write and present a speech that the leader of the country must deliver on the world stage.   Geopolitical Strategy Simulation: Institute delegates will advise a world leader on a delicate issue of foreign affairs.   Social Media and Campaign Advertising Simulation: Institute delegates will utilize a suite of Web 2.0 tools to respond an unfolding political situation and build a campaign message in real-time.

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