Global Kids Youth Delve into Foreign Policy at the 2019 "U.S. in the World" Summer Institute

NEW YORK - July 11, 2019 - PRLog -- While many of their peers are at the beach or relaxing, twenty-six New York City high school students from predominately underserved communities will converge for an intense three-week summer program at the nation's leading foreign policy think tank. Through its unique partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Global Kids' award-winning "U.S. in the World" International Law and Foreign Policy Institute will expose youth to critical foreign policy and global issues, and provide them with opportunities to dialogue with Council Fellows, prominent guest speakers, and organizations operating in the international affairs sector.

The program runs weekdays from July 8 through July 26, 2019, from 9am – 5pm at CFR's New York location on 58 East 68th Street, and was first launched in 2005.

During the three-week institute, students will engage in leadership development activities and explore such pressing foreign policy issues as global economics/trade wars, climate change, terrorism, proxy wars, migration and immigration policy, international governance, and attacks on journalism. The group will also take field trips to the U.S. Mission to the UN, United Nations, the New York Times, and the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School. Scheduled expert speakers offering their foreign policy expertise and knowledge include:

·       George Stephanopoulos, ABC News

·       Shannon O' Neil, CFR Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies

·       Jamille Bigio, CFR Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Program

·       Michelle Gavin, CFR Senior Fellow for African Studies

·       Benn Steil, CFR Senior and Director of Economics

"Global Kids believes young people, especially those from marginalized communities, bring fresh and important perspectives to conversations about foreign policy," said Evie Hantzopoulos, Global Kids Executive Director. "They care deeply about the world, and while some may underestimate their capacity to grapple with such sophisticated and complex issues, consistently we've seen our students ask our guest speakers and experts probing, thoughtful, and very tough questions."


About Global Kids: Global Kids, Inc., educates, activates, and inspires youth from underserved communities to take action on critical issues facing our world. Global Kids is celebrating 30 years of award-winning, innovative programming this year and works to ensure that youth from underserved communities have the knowledge, skills, experiences, and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities. 137 East 25th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010.

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