Policy hackathon opportunity for students around the world - RSA

Policy hackathon opportunity for students around the world

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The Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE), led by Le Dong Hai "DoHa" Nguyen FRSA, recently announced the launch of their Global Youth Policymaking Program.

The initiative is aimed at creating a world-class playground for students across the world to tackle existing and new challenges to democratization in light of the pandemic.

"This programme promises to be groundbreaking and highly intellectually stimulating," says Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG FCIL, who serves in the judging panel of the program. The former British ambassador and president of Trinity College Oxford is "delighted to participate" and is "anticipating some striking, innovative, imaginative and reflective thoughts emerging from this global exercise." The program's judges also include a former US assistant secretary of state, a former UK cabinet office deputy director, as well as leading academics from Oxford, Stanford, Princeton and Brown.

The program will be held virtually and is open to students in high school (ages 14 – 18) and/or college/university from all over the world. According to Stephen Rhee, head of GAEE's office in Seoul and one of the program's chief organizers, prior to the presentation to the panel, students participating in this program will also be mentored by doctoral candidates and lecturers from Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia, and UC-Berkeley.

Interested students are encouraged to apply well before the May 2nd deadline.