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Please see the website link: International Summer School
MUNPlanet: For the ones in hurry, can you tell us in one sentence why your event should be in everyone's calendar?
The International Summer School, New Delhi is an intensive academic programme that brings together students from all over the world as they study and interact with one another over the course of a summer in India’s national capital; it aims at promoting international goodwill and cultural understanding amongst promising young individuals, developing their potential as future leaders in government, business and civil society.
MUNPlanet: Even though we are pretty sure that it’s the global state of affairs nowadays, could you tell us what influenced picking this topics for this year’s event and what are the idea behind them?
With India as a study model, the ISS offers undergraduate course modules and experiences that introduce the students to a range of issues and debates that are shaping contemporary developing societies.
MUNPlanet: Students attend conferences such as yours to improve some of their existing skills or acquire the new ones altogether. What are some key skills that the participants will be able to improve/acquire by attending your conference?
An understanding of India -- a country which is the world’s largest democracy and its fastest growing major economy -- and the role it will play in the 21st century.
MUNPlanet: Behind every great project, there is a great organizing team. Tell us more about yours and share a few tips on what makes it outstanding?
Our Executive Director, Amjad Ali Khan, is also the Founder of the International Summer School, New Delhi. He is young, aged just 29, and extremely passionate about the continued success of the ISS. Amjad also serves as the Chief Executive of the Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP), an entity which backs the ISS.
Professor Nisar-ul Haq is an academician with over 30 years of experience. He has previously served as the Coordinator of the ISS and currently advises on the academic syllabus.
Khalid Jaleel is currently the Dy. Coordinator of the ISS. He was in fact a student in the very first session of the ISS held in 2013 but came back the following year as a Programme Officer and has recently been appointed in his current position. Khalid is also associated with the CEP.
We have volunteer Programme Officers in place during the time the ISS is in session.
As mentioned above, the ISS is backed by the CEP and has collectively been endorsed by the CEP’s Board of Governors as one of its initiatives. The CEP’s Board comprises of individuals that have previously served in the following positions: Foreign Secretary, National Security Advisor, Intelligence Chief, Dy. National Security Advisor, Ambassadors, Eminent Journalist & Educationist.
Anyone with a genuine interest in experiencing & learning more about India. With that said, our course is delivered at an Undergraduate level.
MUNPlanet: What makes New Delhi a perfect place to spend the summer? Knowing the rich history of the city, where should the sightseeing start?
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MUNPlanet: What do you have prepared for participants after the conference hours?
Please see the schedule from 2015 which will give a good idea.
MUNPlanet: Can we look forward to more projects like this in the future?
MUNPlanet: What is the most important lesson that each of your participants will be taking with them once the conference is over?
An experience of India, a country they will surely engage with professionally or
personally at some stage in the future
- The importance of fostering international goodwill & cultural understanding