Young Global Leaders: Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century

Young Global Leaders: Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century

Faculty Chair: Iris Bohnet, Professor of Public Policy, and Director, Women and Public Policy Program

This Program is designed to prepare the World Economic Forum's select Young Global Leaders (YGL) to expand their knowledge base in order to better address some of the most pressing global problems. The course seeks to provide YGL's with a deeper understanding of public policy issues in conjunction with leadership skills. Participants think more deeply about the major issues facing future generations and acquire the leadership skills necessary to effect significant change.

The program curriculum integrates theory and practice, emphasizing the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to serve as a powerful force for progress. Each session is tailored to challenge its unique group of Young Global Leaders and is led by expert senior faculty. The program focuses on critical global policy areas, with an emphasis on implementing innovative solutions in dynamic, multiple-stakeholder arenas.

Young Global Leaders committed to addressing the most pressing issues facing our world today are invited to attend this program.  Participation in the program is by invitation only.

This program is the result of a partnership between Harvard Kennedy School and the World Economic Forum. It is made possible through the generosity of David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, The Bill & Penny George Family Foundation, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Howard Cox, Jr.