Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit

The world’s premier program for youth committed to global leadership

Want To Change The World? Start Here.

Hosted across five different continents throughout the year, the Model G20 Youth Leadership Summit brings together high schoolers from around the world for a five-day, fully experiential learning experience. Students participate in interactive workshops, lectures, and classes based on real G20 topics, then turn knowledge into action, drafting agreements and strategically networking with other G20 countries.

What Makes MG20 Different?

Experiential: Students learn through interactive role-playing. In this immersive experience, they’re not high schoolers – they’re global leaders.

Empowering: Every idea matters. At MG20, students are encouraged to speak their minds, actively listen to others, and use their voices to change the world.

Educational: With lessons developed by Harvard-educated scholars, MG20 summits complement any classroom experience.

How Does MG20 Work?

No multiple choice tests or essay questions here. Just like in the real world, students are challenged to make practical use of their knowledge. The program begins with two days of intensive training, after which students act as leaders of nations around the world. Presented with pressing social problems and country-specific information, they must negotiate favorable outcomes and navigate their country’s path to global success.

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of MG20 attendees feel more confident addressing global issues

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better understand the negotiation process among country leaders

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improved their ability to handle the challenges of cross-cultural communication

Upcoming 2019 Model G20 Summits

BOSTON - Sustainable Development & Renewable Energy

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There are more extreme weather events and faster loss of coastal land and sea-ice. This affects crop viability, access to trade routes, labor supply, and the spread of disease, conflict, and migration.
 
 

CAMBRIDGE - Leadership of Global Health

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Global health is about more than saving lives and maintaining the quality of others; it is also a matter of economic security and national defense. Nations need to be safe from epidemics that threaten their populations and from the losses in productivity and trade caused by public health crises.

SYDNEY - Human Capital & Economic Development

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Human minds, bodies, and lives are perhaps the most valuable resource on the planet. Protecting and cultivating this resources requires building or renovating K12 education systems and supporting lifelong learning for professionals in a changing workplace.
 

DUBAI – Multiculturalism

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The world is a melting pot of cultures, races, principles and values. The integration of all these ideas in action creates every facet of reactions that explore tolerance, diversity, equality and cross-cultural communication.
 

BEIJING - Smart Cities & Global Innovation

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The world is undergoing the most rapid process of urbanization in human history. More than half of the world’s population now lives in cites, and the most rapid growth is taking place in Asia and Africa.

MEXICO - Migration, Mobility and Global Trade

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Explore everything from why people choose to immigrate to border policies, labor laws, and economics – all while gaining firsthand experience in Mexico’s dynamic culture.