On March 11-12 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, the World Affairs Council of Northern California will host World Affairs 2010: “Innovative Leadership In the Face of Crises.” Participants will explore the intersection of governments, NGOs, the private sector and citizenry on four key global issues: environment, economy, development and security. Conference topics include: Post Copenhagen—Establishing a Global Climate Regime, Great Ideas: Local Solutions to Global Problems and Attacking Corruption in the Developing World.
The Schools Program is offering a limited number of scholarships for full time high school and college students and K-12 educators. The Scholarship covers registration fees, student program costs, conference meals and overnight accommodation, but it does not include transportation. Students will attend the Conference and participate in a policy simulation on one of the key issues covered at the conference. High School Students under 18 must have an adult chaperon to receive a scholarship; priority will be given to teacher-student teams. Please note that students and teachers at Youth Outreach Initiative schools will be able to waive the acceptance fee.
Applications are attached and are due on Monday, January 11. Applications are available in the counseling office, and more information on the conference is available at http://www.itsyourworld.org/worldaffairs2010