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NYU Global Leadership Summit 2018

Beyond Climate Change: Shaping the Future of Humanity


May 18-20, 2018, NYU Shanghai

The application for this program has been closed.

The Global Leadership Summit is an issue-driven leadership development program for sophomores and juniors across NYU’s degree-granting campuses. The program invites students to think critically about a complex real-world issue facing their global community and develop the leadership skills needed to take action.

The 2018 Summit, Beyond Climate Change: Shaping the Future of Humanity, will bring together 30 students for a weekend at NYU Shanghai to rethink the role they can play in exploring solutions to global challenges affecting the environment. This idea came to us from Michelle Huang, a student at NYU Shanghai and former Leadership Initiative Summit participant. The Summit is hosted by the NYU Leadership Initiative, NYU Shanghai, eARThumanities at NYU Abu DhabiNYU Office of Sustainability, NYU Office of Global Programs, and the NYU Environmental Humanities Event Series

At the Summit, students work collaboratively with peers, field leaders and organizations in the local community where the Summit takes place. Students participate in conversations with speakers representing diverse perspectives on the issue, peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill-development workshops to advance their capacity for leadership. As part of the program, students learn from the work of a local organization and explore how they might advance the organization’s mission and goals.