The 2017 NYU Global Leadership Summit brought together 50 undergraduate students from New York University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice for a three-day intensive leadership development program in New York City. At the Summit, students were invited to think critically about a challenge facing their global community and develop the leadership skills needed to take action and create meaningful impact. The challenge we explored at Summit was "Leadership for Justice: Engaging Communities, Transforming Policing."
The Summit, hosted by the NYU Leadership Initiative, the NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Global Spiritual Life at NYU and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, offered students an opportunity to examine, from a systems perspective, policing practices and their impact on the communities they serve. Students then considered the role of inclusive leadership in achieving justice.
Students participated in conversations with speakers representing diverse perspectives on this issue, peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill-development workshops to advance their capacity for leadership. As part of the program, students worked on a real-world challenge proposed by the Vera Institute of Justice and Performing Statistics and generated ideas to advance their mission and goals.
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The 2016 NYU Global Leadership Summit brought together undergraduate students from across NYU campuses and global sites for a two-day intensive leadership development program. Students were invited to think critically about a challenge facing their global community and to develop the skills needed to take action and create meaningful impact.
Global issues like the European Refugee Crisis demonstrate that the challenges of the 21st century are simply too large and complex to be solved by a select group of people. The United Nations estimates that this is the worst migration crisis since World War II. This was the challenge at the core of the Summit theme.
This idea for the Summit came to us from Rachel Baruch, a former Leadership Initiative fellow studying at NYU London in fall 2015, who wanted to rethink the role of NYU students studying away during the crisis.
Representing cross disciplinary areas of study, this cohort of students bring passion, commitment, and experience from all over the world to their wide-ranging work. From food justice and education reform to creating sustainable communities, these students have already began to leave their mark at NYU and we can't wait to see the difference they will continue to make in our world.
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Building on the success of the inaugural Summit in January 2014, the 2015 Summit brought together NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Shanghai students to the NYU Abu Dhabi campus where they:
- Advanced their ethical decision-making processes
Developed and enhanced their ability to tell compelling stories and narratives of self
- Formed meaningful connections with peers, advisors and collaborators in their leadership efforts at NYU and beyond.
The Summit was hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Life and the NYU Leadership Initiative. Summit activities included:
- An opening session that framed why ethics is a critical topic in leadership
- Experiential workshops that helped students clarify and practice giving voice to their values
- Conversations with leaders who inspires and informed student leadership development
- Peer-to-peer consultation sessions for students to share and get feedback on their leadership projects
- Reflective writing workshops
- Service project or site visit that enabled students to connect with local community, get hands on experience and hear from community leaders about how their work deals with ethical dilemmas
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.