Russia, Moscow

Preparing Global Leaders Summit

when 25 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
duration 1 week

PGLS is an intensive one week program in Moscow, Russia that engages students through stimulating lectures and challenging simulations. Participants will work closely with other young leaders from around the world and build enduring friendships. Students will join a distinguished faculty that includes PGLF founder Sam Potolicchio (Georgetown University, New York University, RANEPA), former Rhodes Scholar and current Columbia University Professor Abdul El-Sayed, and Dr. Branden Thornhill-Miller (Oxford, Sorbonne). Delegates will listen to world-class professors, politicians, diplomats, and other distinguished speakers. They will also participate in a number of simulations including parliamentary, speech-making, diplomatic and business competitions.

PGLS 2015 curricula and simulations will cover the following topics: negotiation, strategic thinking, public speaking, networking, persuasion, branding, public policy, statistics, comparative politics, demography, citizenship, civil wars, geopolitical strategy, Russia and the West, and Russian politics and history.

Course leader

Dr. Sam Potolicchio is Director of Global Education at Georgetown University School of Public Policy and Department Chairman of Social Communications at RANEPA School of Public Policy. Potolicchio is President of the Preparing Global Leaders Foundation an

Target group

Citizens of any country in the world are eligible to apply.
Applicants born in 1981 and after.
All applicants must be either enrolled to a higher education institution or have already completed university level studies.
Applications are welcome by young professionals provided that they have completed at least first cycle of university studies.

Course aim

Changing the paradigm of global leadership

Fee info

EUR 0: The fee includes welcome and final dinners, accommodations, daily breakfast and lunch, tutorial materials, tuition and transportation to and from the airport.


There are a number of generous merit-based scholarships offered for qualified participants. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you need to apply by June 1, 2015.