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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

The 53rd St. Gallen Symposium & Info Session 2023年11月02日(木)

締切日/開催日 2024年02月01日(木)

The 53rd St. Gallen Symposium, the world’s leading initiative for cross-generational debates on economic, political, and social developments – a student-run exclusive initiative, will be held from 2-3 May 2024 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Part of the St. Gallen Symposium is the Global Essay Competition, aimed at graduate and post-graduate students under the age of 30 and born after 1994. To participate, they will have to answer this year’s essay question: “Striving for more or thriving with less – what pressing scarcity do you see and how do you suggest to tackle it?”, which revolves around this year’s theme “Confronting Scarcity”.

The 100 best submissions to the Global Essay Competition will qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow. They will get the unique opportunity to participate at the St. Gallen Symposium in an all-expenses covered trip to Switzerland with over 200 other young leaders. They will have the opportunity to challenge the status quo, spark ideas, and inspire action through various activities such as panel discussions with key decision-makers across diverse sectors. Out of the 100 selected participants, the top three entrants from the essay competition have the unique opportunity to present their ideas in front of a world-renowned audience and to share the grand prize of CHF 20,000 on top.

These are the distinguished participants over the years including Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, and most recently, Ayọ Tometi, founder of #blackLivesMatter.

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St. Gallen – Global Essay Competition

Programme of the 53rd St. Gallen Symposium on “Confronting Scarcity”

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St Gallen Symposium (SGS) organisers, who are visiting Tokyo from Switzerland, will introduce the SGS Essay Competition. A multidisciplinary, global competition open to all graduate students under the age of 30, the 100 winners from around the world will be invited to the SGS in Switzerland in May 2024, and will become members of the Leaders of Tomorrow community.
A UTokyo/GSDM graduate who joined the SGS in 2023 will also share experiences of joining, in a relaxed atmosphere. Members of the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo may participate too.

Date: 16th of November 6.30-7.30pm.

Venue: SMBC Academia Hall, 4/F, International Academic Research Building

Title: St Gallen Essay Competition Overview – Earn a Trip to Switzerland.

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