Students from the Faculty of Social Sciences attended the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy, working as Policy Analysts for the Global Policy Journal.
Dr Garrett Brown (Politics) and Professor Hugo Dobson (East Asian Studies) led a team of seven students to the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy. Rachael Bunyan (Politics, Undergraduate), Adam Coles (Sheffield Methods Institute, Postgraduate), Jack Hunnaball (Politics, Undergraduate), Dinora Kruja (Politics, Undergraduate), Yuma Osaki (Law, Postgraduate), Dale Riahi (Management, Undergraduate) and Joanna Weir (Politics, Postgraduate) were based at the International Media Centre at this 43rd meeting of the G7 where they followed developments at this first time G7 summit for British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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 published by the Global Policy Journal.
GLI Team: Add Facebook as a Friend to Fight Terror
GLI Team: Rolling out the Green Carpet for Trump
Kruja: Terrorism at the G7
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.