2019 Model G20 Beijing Summit

Explore Smart Cities and Global Innovation in China’s Capital

Beijing MG20 Summit focuses on one of today’s most exciting trends: smart cities and global innovation. Students will explore topics like Industry 4.0, Made in China 2025, real-time data, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and urbanization as well as China’s rapid development of infrastructure and its impact on the world’s economy. Led by professors and scholars from Harvard and Peking University, the Beijing MG20 promises 21st century skills in one of the world’s great historical cities

*To register for the Model G20 Beijing 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
World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment
World-class Speakers
21st-century Skills
Students From 20+ Countries
Cross-Cultural Understanding
Youth Empowerment

Learning Objectives

Gain knowledge of global affairs, foreign policy, economics

Work effectively with peers from diverse cultures

Improve ability to offer clear and persuasive arguments

Devise strategies that facilitate win-win negotiations

Develop and refine research questions, evaluate sources of information

Use diplomatic language and rhetorical structures to create speeches and communiques

Develop new insights and interests into professional and/or future academic paths

Program Schedule

Day 1
2/16

Arrival

Day 2
2/17

Orientation and Expedition

Check-in
Ice-breaker
Orientation
Explore historical and political sites around Beijing

Day 3
2/18

Training:
Systems and Structure of the G20

Keynote Lecture: Smart City and Global Innovation
Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication
Workshop: Asking the Right Questions
Workshop:Research and Writing
Procedure Training
Team Reflection

Day 4
2/19

Training:
Diplomatic Performance

Keynote Lecture: Negotiation
Workshop: Public Speaking
Workshop: Strategic Thinking
Workshop: Negotiation
Policy Training
Team Reflection

Day 5
2/20

Training:
Diplomatic Performance

Keynote Lecture: Connected and Sustainable
Infrastructure
Opening Conference
Country Strategy Session
Policy Working Group
Country Strategy Session
Policy Working Group

Day 6
2/21

Training:
Diplomatic Performance

Panel Discussion: Scaling up Best Practices
Country Strategy Session
Policy Working Group
Country Strategy Session
Discourse with Civil Society
Country Strategy Session

Day 7
2/22

Simulation

Keynote Lecture: Global Leadership
Country Strategy Session
Press Conference
Debrief
Award Ceremony and Celebration

Day 8
2/23

Alumni Day

Explore Beijing's numerous urban parks and lakes
Venture into the old city and enjoy traditional Beijing dishes
Take an architecture tour highlighting Beijing's urban development

Day 9
2/24

Departure

Program Activities 2/16-2/24

  • Lectures by world-class scholars
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Policy and procedure training
  • Panel discussion
  • Press conference
  • Award ceremony
  • Pre-program online training
  • Life-long membership in Knovva’s Alumni Club
  • 3 meals a day during the program
  • 8 nights of 4-star Hotel (Sheraton Hotel or equivalent)
  • 2 days of local exploration and local food experiences

Program Tuition: $2500

SCHOLARSHIPS

___________

Merit-based

Full/Half sponsorship on program tuition

Separate application form, transcript, essays and other supporting documents required

FINANCIAL AID

___________

Need-based

Covers tuition plus travel tickets

Application form and financial supporting documents

OUTSTANDING AWARDS

___________

Performance-based

Total of $100K available to outstanding delegates and teams

Revealed by MG20 Committee at the end of the program

Enrollment Process

1
Registration
9/14: Regular online application opens
TBA: Scholarship online application open
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
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
9/14: Regular online application opens TBA: Scholarship online application open
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
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