Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences return from the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany with a new understanding of its impact.
Held in Hamburg, Germany, this was the 12th G20 meeting and a first for several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Set up in the international media centre, the GLI team had firsthand experience of the intense media scrutiny of the event and the impact of the summit in the local community.
The GLI team in Hamburg consisted of George Ashley (Undergradute, East Asian Studies), Lucy Branford-White (PGT, Information School), Professor Hugo Dobson (East Asian Studies), Remi Edwards (Undergraduate, Politics), Johanna Greco (Undergraduate, Economics), Emilija Lazarevic (Undergraduate Law), Helia Nazari (Undergraduate Politics), Henry Poust (PGT, Politics), Joseph Richardson (PGT Politics) and Gregory Stiles (PGR, Politics).
Students worked as policy analysts, writing policy briefs and blogs for the Global Policy Journal, pertaining to discussions held at sessions at the summits. The following were first published by the Global Policy Journal.
GLI Team: Setting the Mood Music of Global Summitry
GLI Team: The G20: A Clash Of Civilisations?
GLI Team: The Illusion of Transparency at the G20
Branford-White: Eyes Wide Shut - The G20 and Open Data
About the Global Leadership Initiative
The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students from the Faculty of Social Sciences the opportunity to attend major international summits taking place during the academic year. Accompanied by academic staff, small groups of approximately 8 students will actively engage in these meetings, providing an opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of international policy debates at the highest level and produce outputs visible to an international audience thereby enhancing their research skills and employability.