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 brough 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.
The 2016 Summit offered students the opportunity to: