Developed by Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers, the Youth in a Changing World (or YCW) project asks: How are youth around the world affecting and being affected by the rapidly changing world? Through a series of workshops with youth around the world, this project will identify the commonalities and differences among global youth populations, towards producing concrete proposals for both global and local approaches to meet ongoing challenges.
The YCW Rio workshop will be one of several workshops that will span the globe in countries including the United States, India, China, France, Tunisia, and Kenya. Dr. Vishakha Desai, Columbia University Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, will lead the Youth in a Changing World workshop in Rio.
Attendees will include 20 to 25 local youth participants between the ages of 18 and 24, students of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Through large group activities and concurrent small group discussions, the workshop will explore the project’s five interrelated thematic areas: 1) Aspirations and the future; 2) Education and the future of work; 3) Digital technologies, identity, & communication/connection; 4) Security and wellbeing; and 5) Engagement with the world & youth as agents of change. The central goal the YCW Rio workshop is to both gather the insights of youth participants and have them help shape a global conversation.
*The discussions will be in portuguese. However, participants must understand english.
>> HERE you can apply to participate of the workshop until October 11.
>> HERE you can see the call for facilitators.