Event Details

2020 Summer Institute in Global Leadership: Human Rights

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 around human rights. 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.

Note: This week is appropriate for students who are passionate about global issues 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

Event Details
When: June 22-26, 2020 9:30am-3:00pm EST
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.
COVID-19, UNAGB Response Policy: Read Here

Special Guest Speaker This Week:
Ambassador Samantha Power: Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. From 2013-2017, Power served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. From 2009-2013, Power served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. Power began her career as a journalist, reporting from places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, and she was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School. Power’s book, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World (2008) and The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir (2019), which was named one of the best books of 2019 by the New York Times, Washington Post, Economist, NPR, and TIME. Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.