2019 Model G20 Summit In Mexico: To Go Beyond The Border Wall
The Summit, formally entitled: On the Move: Migration, Mobility, and Global Trade, will focus on many different facets of immigration, not whether it’s good or bad.
Model G20 president Patricia Lozada says the Summit in Monterrey won’t be politically charged but more socially involved. “We don’t want to focus on what Trump says or what anyone says. We’ll be focusing on real issues that affect countries when immigration happens like cultural exchange. How ideas, norms, and products travel across borders and what the implications of these are,” she said.
This monumental summit will be an eye-opening opportunity for students to understand their value, both economically and culturally. While countries may seem disconnected at first glance, the fact remains that they’re completely enmeshed through all different types of exchange.
Issues that are deeply ingrained in the subject of immigration such as infrastructure, jobs, and food security will also be areas for deeper analysis and debate so that Model G20 students can formulate their own opinions and craft global solutions together. Jedd Cohen, Academic Lead Designer for Knovva’s Summit Journeys is excited to dive deeper into the subject. “We’ll be exploring why people choose to cross a national border and what drives the push away from home towards an unknown environment,” he says.
WIth partisan arguments blaring from nearly every news outlet, President Lozada and Knovva’s program designers want students to put aside what they already think about the issue. “This is their chance to think on their own and to work together with their global peers who can open their minds to other perspectives and ideas,” she said.
As with all of Knovva’s summits, the 2019 Model G20 in Monterrey Mexico will welcome hundreds of top student from around the world. Every student comes with their own stories, culture, and ideas. Knovva Academy uses these differences to ensure students share their unique perspectives but also begin to recognize similarities around the world. Throughout the summit, students will collaboratively build upon the skill sets they’ll need to succeed in today’s interconnected world through lectures, workshops and activities led by top names in education and politics.
What is poised to be the final takeaway of program? “I think they’ll have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities around managing a border and they’ll have a better understanding the millions of ways culture can be a resource in a new environment,” said Cohen.
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