SUMMER SESSIONS

SUMMER PROGRAMS

SESSION 1:
EFFECTIVE ARGUMENTATION

This session is devoted to constructing and interpreting arguments, ranging from whether to set a maximum price on medicine to how best treat those who break the law. Students will master both an analytical, research-based approach to argumentation as well as a moral, philosophical approach. Participants will use the debate formats of Public Forum and World Schools debate to present their ideas. All will learn to effectively research topics, construct convincing cases, and use rhetoric to drive points home.

SESSION 2:
GLOBAL AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP

This session centers around International affairs. Participants learn about a number of global issues and work to resolve them through the platforms of Model UN and International Moot Court. Training in these two activities gives participants insight into the organizations that make and interpret international law. Exposure to these global issues broadens the perspective of participants, helping them to find their place in an increasingly interconnected world and showing them how to change it.

SESSION 3:
THINK, BELIEVE, ACT

This session is broad and seminar-driven. We discuss issues such as human nature, free speech, and altruism in practice. During this week, participants learn how to interpret and apply philosophical principles and test their knowledge in real life. The week includes guest speakers, field trips to organizations striving to confront the issues discussed head on, and introductions to internship programs where participants may be interested in working. At the end of this session, participants will know how to engage directly with the questions and problems they have explored throughout the program.

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