2020 Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Climate Change (July 6-10)
UNAGB Summer Institutes bring together local and international students to discover global challenges and address them through Model United Nations programming. Students will learn to think critically about the problems facing our society, use negotiation tools, and form proposals that make solutions possible.
This week, we’ll explore the issues involved in climate change. Be prepared to learn different aspects of the topic, build skills in public speaking and negotiation, and put everything together in a full day Model UN simulation.
Special guest speaker this week includes Michael Green, a representative to the United Nations focusing on international climate science and policy and Executive Director of Climate XChange!
Note: This week is appropriate for students who are passionate about climate change and/or love Model UN. New-to-Model UN’ers will learn new skills in a supported environment and experienced Model UN’ers will learn new tips and tricks during the multiple no-prep practice simulations.
You’ll have a chance to:
– Meet students from all over the world passionate about global affairs
– Learn from guest speakers, including NGO leaders, diplomats, and local politicians
– Delve into current global issues
– Improve your public speaking and negotiation techniques
– Learn new Model UN strategies
– When: July 6-10, 2020 9:30am-3:00pm EST each day
– Who: Students entering grades 6-12. We will have two rooms available for this program — one for middle school students, one for high school. The grade levels for the rooms overlap (one room being grades 6-9, one being grades 8-12). Feel free to use your discretion! If your student is a rising 8th grader and has a lot of Model UN experience, feel free to register them for the high school room. If they have less Model UN experience, register them for the middle school room. If tickets for your first choice room are sold out, you may register for the other room.
– Where: This program is virtual!
– Cost: $545 per student/week
– Refer a Friend! Refer a friend and receive a $50 refund! Your friend will let us know you referred them, and we will follow up with a $50 refund for you and a $50 discount for them.
– Questions: Contact us! Please call (617) 482-4587 or email [email protected]
– Cancellation Policy: Please see our updated cancellation policy here.
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Special Guest Speakers This Week:
Michael Green: “Michael Green leverages his extensive knowledge of policy and climate science to lead Climate XChange, a Boston based nonprofit focused on carbon pricing advocacy media and research.
Prior to joining Climate XChange, Michael was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of CABA, a business association focused on climate policy. In Boston, he sits on several advisory councils focused on smart planning and climate-related goal setting for the city.
Nationally he is recognized as an expert in climate policy design. He has been asked to speak at the White House, testify before federal agencies and acts as an advisor to national nonprofits on campaign management and private sector engagement. Michael has served as a representative to the United Nations focusing on international climate science and policy since 2012 and is a regular lecturer at Northeastern University and other leading educational institutions. Recognized as a Champion of Change by President Obama in 2016, Michael was honored for his commitment to climate change as an equity issue. Michael sits on the board of several nonprofits focused on climate change and clean transportation.
His passion for protecting our climate stems from his adoration of the great outdoors. Outside of the office, he can often be found roaming the nearest mountains on his bicycle, skis or in his hiking boots. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his dog and wife.”
Joe Hobbs: Joe Hobbs is a 17 year old youth climate activist who is part of Fridays for Future DC, Fridays for Future USA, and Fridays for Future International. He handles strategic partnerships, press relations, and many other roles at a national and international level. He is also co-founder of Climate Cardinals, a climate organization with over 4,000 volunteers signed up. Joe Hobbs has worked with multiple organizations, corporations, and companies as well as with the media to bring everyone together on the topic of climate change. He has been mentioned in many different media outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, and many other national and international outlets. He’s spoken at events for the Female Quotient, United Nations, and many others.