The Global Leadership Initiative goes to Japan

Logo for Ishe Shima summitThe award-winning Global Leadership Initiative (G7) went to Japan for the G7 Leaders Summit.

The GLI, the founders of which include Department of Politics academics Dr Garrett Brown and Dr Hayley Stevenson, takes teams of social science students to landmark international summits, giving the students a chance to apply their skills in practice and offer credible academic analysis of what happens at the summits.

In the last week of May the team went to Ishe-Shima in Japan for the G7 Leaders Summit. They provided wide coverage of the issues covered at the summit, including the symbolic act of US President Barack Obama visiting the site of Hiroshima.

Earlier in the month, the team behind the GLI were recognised with a University of Sheffield Senate Award. This prestigious award for excellence in learning and teaching is testament to the value of the scheme.


Read all the reports from the summit:

Summit Blogs

Policy Briefs

List of Media and NGO engagement

Garrett Wallace Brown

1. Fuji Television National Channel 8, May 26 – “Obama’s G7 Strategy”
2. Fuji Television National Channel 8, May 25– “The G7 Agenda and what to look for”
3. NHK Television, May 25th – “G7 preparations”
4. Save the Children, NGO, May 26th – Universal Health Coverage
5. Nippon Television, May 26th – ‘Global Health’
6. JIJI Press, Newspaper, May 26th – ‘Obama at Hiroshima’
7. TRT World, May 27th – ‘Obama at Hiroshima’

John Casson

1. NHK World Television, May 25th – “Economic Issues at the G7”
2. NHK World Television, May 25th – “The role of GLI at the G7 and collaboration with the University of Nagoya.
3. NTV Tokyo, May 27th – “How was Abeomonics received at the G7”
4. The Financial Times, George Parker, May 27th – general discussion on UK and G7
5. BBC, Victoria Young, May 27th – general discussion on UK and G7

Rachel Claringbull

1. Japan Women Watch, NGO, May 26th – “Gender issues at the G7 and women’s empowerment”
2. ABC Television, May 26th- “Women’s economic empowerment”
3. ZTV, May 26th – “general summit background and choice of summit location in terms of Japanese heritage.’

Hugo Dobson

1. The Times Newpaper, May 26th – “Japanese Foreign policy at the G7”
2. NHK World Television, May 25th – “what to expect of the summit”
3. The Chunichi Newspaper, May 25th – “Japans relations with China and UK perceptions of Japan.”
4. BBC Television, May 26th – “Talking Business” – G7 discussion.
5. ARD Tevevision, May 26th – “Japanese Foreign Policy, Abonomics and Refugees”
6. Sheffield Star, May 21nd – “The GLI”
7. ZTV (regional cable TV in Japan) , May 27th – “significance of the G7 Summit”
8. Sankei Shinbun (national Japanese newspaper), May 27th – “significance of the G7 Summit”
9. Tokai TV (regional TV in Japan), May 27th – “significance of the G7 Summit”
10. ARD (German TV), May 27th – “significance of the G7 Summit”
11. Nihon Shinbun Kyokai Bulletin (Japan Newspaper Association Bulletin), May 27th – “significance of the G7 Summit”

Elliott Glover

1. TV Tokyo, May26th – “The importance of the G7 Summit”
2. Japanese Press Officer for France, May 27th – “Frances importance in global politics”

John Jacobs

1. Mainichi Newspaper, May 25th – “GLI objectives and Japanese G7 Preparations”
2. Nippon Television, May 26th – “North Korea and Japanese Policy”
3. ZTV, May 26th – “general summit background and choice of summit location in terms of Japanese heritage.’
4. Nagoya TV, May 27th – “Obama visit to Hiroshima”
5. NHK World, May 27th – ‘Obama visit to Hiroshima’

Magdalena Krakau

1. TV Aichi, May 25th – “Global Policy coverage focus at the G7’
2. G7 Media Coverage Team, May 25th – “Reflections on G7 and cultural centre”
3. ZTV, May 26th – “general summit background and choice of summit location in terms of Japanese heritage.’
4. TV Tokyo, May26th – “British / Chinese relations”
5. NTV Tokyo, May 27th – “General Summit expectations”

Gregory Stiles

1. G7 Media Coverage Team, May 25th – “Reflections on G7 and cultural centre”
2. TV Tokyo, May 26th – “Abeonomics, government spending and Brexit.”
3. Voice of America Russian Service, May 26th – “Syria, Russia and G7”
4. Dynamite Television, May 26th – “Brexit”
5. TRT World, May 26th – “Summit expectations, Russia and Brexit”
6. NHK, May 27th – “Obama at Hiroshima and G7 Outcomes”