Albrecht Fellowship for High School Students: 2023 Schedule

January 28, 2023: Introduction to Diplomacy

Overview of diplomacy and its importance in building international relations, as well as peacebuilding efforts for addressing the causes and impact of conflicts.

Speakers: Dr. Alison McCartney, faculty director at Towson University, and Darion Akins, DC Metro diplomat in residence

February 25, 2023: Public Speaking and Communication in a Cross-Cultural Context

How effective speakers form connections with their audience and motivate change.

Speaker: Dr. Laura Sicola, founder of Vocal Impact Productions

March 18, 2023: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

How and why states decide to resolve conflicts so they can build social cohesion; how to create democracies in post-conflict countries.

Speakers: TBD

April 22, 2023: Refugee Migration and Reintegration

Global migration trends and the services offered to refugees to ease their integration into non-native societies.

Speakers: Dr. Astrid Schmidt-King, teaching assistant professor at the Sellinger School of Business & Management, and Nick Brooks, director of Soccer Without Borders

May 20, 2023: Leveraging Technology as a Catalyst for Change

How to use modern technology, including social media, to lead positive change.

Speakers: TBD

June 10, 2023: Global Sustainability

How to address the food, water and energy needs of a growing population; the impact of climate change on societies worldwide.

Speakers: TBD

July 29, 2023: International Day of Service

Do a service project 

August 12: Graduation Ceremony

Present your projects and celebrate completion of the fellowship program.

Speakers: TBD