2019 Model G20 Boston Summit

Take the lead on sustainable development and renewable energy
July 5th – 16th, 2019
Boston, MA

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Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy

This year’s head summit takes place in Boston at one of the United States’ most revered academic institutions in Cambridge, MA. Focused on sustainable development and renewable energy, the Summit will dive deep into every impact of global climate change, including crop viability and biodiversity, trade, and labor supply. How can countries address competing priorities in a global economy? How can nations balance short- and long-term goals? Participants will explore these questions and more as they tackle one of today’s most pressing issues.

*To register for the Model G20 Boston Summit, all applicants are required to create a login on Knovva’s Student Portal

Connect with a global community of passionate, top-level peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
Connect with a global community of peers
Network with world-class experts and educators
Meet government officials, delegates, and luminaries
Solve real-world problems through negotiations and policy
Gain hands-on experience in leadership and diplomacy
World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment

Learning Objectives

Learn how government regulation impacts “green” companies Determine whether privatization or open-source is the best solution Discover how technology can reduce costs and foster economically and environmentally friendly solutions Develop strategies that balance short-term good and long-term impact Gain the entrepreneurial skills you need to build a club or company that makes a difference in your community

Speakers

Robert Wilkinson
Lecturer, The John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Bio
Professor Wilkinson is a negotiation specialist who helps organizations deal with negotiation, leadership and management challenges. He was previously a faculty member of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
David C. King
Senior Lecturer, The John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Bio
Professor King chairs Harvard’s Bi-Partisan Program for Newly Elected Members of the U.S. Congress, and he directs the Program for Senior Executives in State & Local Government. Since joining the Harvard faculty in 1992, Professor King’s courses have focused on Legislatures, Political Parties, and Interest Groups. In the wake of the 2000 presidential elections, Professor King directed the Task Force on Election Administration for the National Commission on Election Reform, chaired by former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. That effort culminated in landmark voting rights legislation signed by President Bush in late 2002. He later oversaw an evaluation and new management structure for the Boston Election Department.
Susan Solomon
Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bio
Susan Solomon is the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is well known for her pioneering work in atmospheric chemistry, including explaining the cause of the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer. She is also the author of several influential scientific papers in climate science, including the understanding of how the ozone hole influences southern hemisphere climate. She received the US National Medal of Science, our nation’s highest scientific award, in 1999. She has also received the Grande Medaille of the French Academy of Sciences, the Blue Planet Prize in Japan, the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award, the Crafoord Prize of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Volvo Environment Prize. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society in the UK. Time magazine named Solomon as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2008. Two geographic features in Antarctica have been named after her, Solomon Saddle and Solomon Glacier.

Program Schedule

Day 1
7/5

Arrival

Day 2
7/6

Tour

  • Harvard University Campus
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • MIT Campus
  • MIT Museum

Day 3
7/7

Academic Training & Workshops

  • Keynote Lecture: Sustainability in Global Perspective
  • Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Workshop: Public Speaking
  • Workshop: Procedure Training

Day 4
7/8

Academic Training & Workshops

  • Keynote Lecture: Negotiating Climate Change
  • Workshop: Speechwriting
  • Workshop: Group Dynamics & Strategic Thinking
  • Workshop: Negotiation & Multilateral Agreement Case Study

Day 5
7/9

Academic Training & Workshops

  • Workshop: Asking Better Questions
  • Workshop: Policy Training
  • Workshop: Sustainability in Context

Day 6
7/10

Academic Training & Workshops

  • Workshop: Case Study
  • Workshop: Design Challenge
  • Workshop: Hackathon

Day 7
7/11

Field Trip

  • Paradise Lot - Holyoke, MA
  • Mount Tom Power Plant - Holyoke, MA
  • UMass Agricultural Learning Center

Day 8
7/12

Tour

  • Boston Commons
  • State House
  • Freedom Trail

Day 9
7/13

mG20 Simulations

  • Opening Conference
  • Country Strategy Session / Persuasive Bid
  • Ministerial Working Group

Day 10
7/14

mG20 Simulations

  • Country Strategy Session / Persuasive Bid
  • Ministerial Working Group
  • Discourse with Civil Society

Day 11
7/15

mG20 Simulations

  • Country Strategy Session
  • Press Conference
  • Ministerial Working Group
  • Debrief
  • Keynote Lecture
  • Award Ceremony

Day 12
7/16

Departure

Program Activities 7/5-7/16

  • A Head Summit, Knovva’s most intensive learning experience
  • 12 day program with three more academic days than standard Summits
  • Field trip to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island Environmental Education Center or Charlemont MA Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Skill-building workshops led by professors from John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Hands-on, problem-based learning
  • Real-world cases and impacts
  • Social action and business plans
  • Position paper
  • Award ceremony
  • Pre-program online training
  • Lifelong membership in Knovva’s Alumni Club
  • 3 meals per day during the program
  • 11 nights at Crowne Plaza Hotel Newton
  • 2 days of local exploration and food experiences

Program Tuition: $3,500

SUMMIT VENUE
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Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
LODGING
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Crowne Plaza Hotel
320 Washington St
Newton, MA
02458

Enrollment Process

1
Registration
Regular online application opens. Scholarship online application open. Application Due: May 25th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar. Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued. Scholarship decision is made based on availability.
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided. Online payment. Completed: June 1st
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings. Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip
1
Registration
Online application process is now open
Scholarship online application is now open
Application Due: May 25th
2
Interview
Students book interview slots through the Knovva Calendar
Conversation with our cooperator
3
Decision
Acceptance letter issued
4
Contract and Payment
Digital contract is provided
Online payment
Completed: June 1st
5
Welcome Package
Welcome package with suggested academic readings.
Travel and accommodation arrangements start
6
Pre-Departure Webinar
Information for parents and students to prepare for the trip

*This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.