It was my dream to go to Russia and explore the country, meet the people and promote diversity. I got an opportunity to attend the Esteemed Forum “Preparing Global Leaders Summit” in Moscow Russia in August 2012.
The “Preparing Global Leaders Summit” was a premiere seven day program for the best students and young professionals in the world. Participants will take short courses on democracy, international and human security, social media, technology, journalism, leadership and communication from a distinguished, award-winning faculty. Summit delegates will demonstrate their skills and knowledge through media, speech, parliamentary, and conflict resolution simulations and competitions. The program seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world.
The summit is organized by Alexander Abashkin, Executive Director, and Sam Potolicchio, Academic Director, within the framework of The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and with some of the very best faculty from Georgetown University (USA). The faculty members for the Summit are Sam Potolicchio (Georgetown University), Marc Howard (Georgetown University), Lise Howard (Georgetown University) and Garrett Graff (The Washingtonian and Georgetown University).
Faculty of the Summit:
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is Russia’s largest educational institution, holding a leading position in social sciences and humanities. It is one of Russia’s top ten universities, providing a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs and offering guest lectures by prominent Russian business and political leaders.
Georgetown University (established in 1789) is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience. Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown offers students a distinct opportunity to learn, experience and understand more about the world. Georgetown is renowned for training leaders. The academic director of PGLS teaches for a program that offers public leadership training in Washington D.C.
I enjoyed my stay in Russia. This was really an exciting forum. We the Youth from 33 countries learned a lot from highly talented Professors and Staff. The Atmosphere of the event was very friendly. We met there and became friends. We never wanted to depart but Yes, We had to come back to our countries to utilize what we learned and help our countrymen by playing a Leadership Role.
We are not leaders of tomorrow. We are the Leaders today!