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NYU Global Leadership Summit

Exploring Ethical Dilemmas

Abu Dhabi, UAE

March 16-22, 2015


Building on the success of the inaugural Summit in January 2014, the 2015 Summit will bring together 60 NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Shanghai students to the NYU Abu Dhabi campus where they will:

  • Advance their ethical decision-making processes;
  • Develop and enhance their ability to tell compelling stories and narratives of self; and
  • Form meaningful connections with peers who can be resources, advisors and collaborators in their leadership efforts at NYU and beyond.

The Summit is hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Life and the NYU Leadership Initiative.

Students doing design work

Summit activities will include...

  • An opening session that frames why ethics is a critical topic in leadership
  • Experiential workshops that help students clarify and practice giving voice to their values
  • Conversations with leaders who can inspire and inform students’ leadership
  • Peer-to-peer consultation sessions for students to share and get feedback on their leadership projects
  • Sense-making sessions in which students are engaged in clarifying what we are learning about how to inspire and develop ethical leadership practice in them and their peers
  • Workshops on narrative and story telling
  • Reflective writing workshops
  • Service project or site visit that enables students to connect with local community, get hands on experience and hear from community leaders about how their work deals with ethical dilemmas



We are no longer accepting applications to the 2015 Global Leadership Summit.

Thank you to all who applied to participate in this year's Global Leadership Summit. We will notify all applicants of their status on February 2, 2015.

Recommendations are due by midnight EST on January 5th, 2015.


Criteria for selection:

In selecting students to participate in the 2015 Global Leadership Summit, we are looking for students who demonstrate: 

  • Leadership potential
  • A commitment to personal growth
  • A commitment to learning from peers and to aiding in others’ growth
  • Curiosity as to what ethical leadership means in today’s society.

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQ page or e-mail leadershipsummit@nyu.edu

2014 Inaugural NYU Global Leadership Summit

JANUARY 23-26, 2014
NYU ABU DHABI

At the 2014 Summit, 35 students from across New York University's portal campuses and global sites had a unique opportunity to learn, share, network and build community around the theme of “Leadership across Boundaries.” Activities included workshops, panels with faculty members, featured speakers, and a community service project.

The Summit included a public event on next generation leadership on January 25, 2014. Offered in collaboration with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, the high-level panel explored how young people from around the world are leading across boundaries today. Panelists included Noura Alturki, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Manager at Nesma Holding, a Saudi Arabian company with a cross-sector portfolio; Butheina Kazim (NYU ’13), Fulbright Scholar of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU; and David Moinina Sengeh, President and co-founder of Global Minimum, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes locally generated solutions to local issues. Kate Otto (CAS ’08, Wagner ’09), founder of the nonprofit Everyday Ambassador and author of a book by the same name, moderated the discussion.

The Summit was sponsored by NYU Abu Dhabi and organized in partnership with the Student Life in the GNU Committee, the NYU Leadership Initiative, and the Division of Student Affairs.

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