The Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE) is pleased to announce that our chapter in Seoul has launched its signature “Global Youth Policymaking Program.” Thanks to its virtual format, the program is open to students from all over the world and is aimed at creating a world-class playground for ambitious students interested in politics and economics to engage in collaborating and designing public policies.

 

The program is comprised of three stages and will culminate in a presentation of the policy proposal to a panel of VIP judging panels comprised of:

 

  • Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG FCIL, Former President of Trinity College at Oxford University and Former British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy
  • Richard Boucher, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
  • Sam Daws, Director of the Project on UN Governance & Reform at the Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford and Former Deputy Director (United Nations), Prime Minister’s Post-2015 team, Cabinet Office
  • Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford and Former Special Assistant to Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank, at UNICEF, in the United States Senate, and at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
  • Layna Mosley, Professor at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Political Science

 

Throughout the program, which began with the submission of a policy proposal addressing one of the two prompts listed here (deadline: April 25th, 2021), students will also be mentored by Lecturers and Ph.D. Candidates at Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Columbia, UC Berkeley, and University College London.

 

“I’m excited to participate in this global, economic program,” said Richard Boucher, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, one of the judges of the program. “I very much look forward to reading and hearing the creative, practical, thoughtful, and politically-feasible ideas that will come out of this worldwide thinking process.”

Expecting the program to be “groundbreaking and highly intellectually stimulating,” Sir Ivor Roberts is “delighted to participate and anticipating some striking innovative, imaginative and reflective thoughts emerging from this global exercise.”

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible using this link. For more information, visit the program’s website here or contact program coordinator Stephen Rhee at [email protected].