Do you want to learn about the state of democracy worldwide and the effect it is having on girls’ lives globally? Are you wondering what the impact of the US election will be globally? Are you wondering how other countries are viewing the US election? Would you like to feel empowered to help shape this changing world and to connect with teenage girls from around the world to work collaboratively towards developing solutions? Do you want to discuss the current status of democracy in your country and talk to others about the realities in their countries?
You are invited to participate in Miss Porter’s School’s new Global Seminar Series, “The State of Democracy and the Global Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election”. In the four-week Series, you will explore the intersection of political philosophy, the pandemic, electoral trends in key countries, economics, racism, inequality, gender and the environment through the lens of Democracy. Miss Porter’s School is excited to partner with News Decoder, a global educational news service for young people, to offer this Seminar Series, which will meet one time per week for four weeks, with 1-2 hours of asynchronous work between sessions. Each live session will be interactive and include at least one expert in the field. The last session will provide students an opportunity to work in groups to generate ideas and find solutions to some of the problems that they have identified during the four-week Seminar. At the end of the session, each student group will pitch their ideas and receive feedback on how to make their ideas a reality.