GREEN YOUTH SUMMIT 2013 for High School Students in Seoul (talk by Emanuel Pastreich)


       Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st  2013


 Cheongshim International Youth Center

            Open to: Students (9th ~ 12th Grade) with a strong interest in environmental issues


Sponsored by:

Korea Federation of Women’s Science & Technology Associations 

Future Forest 

Foreign Policy in Focus 

Joongang Daily



The Green Youth Summit 2013 brings together outstanding students from around the world to discuss the future of the environment, and to debate how the youth can proactively lead our society in reshaping our civilization and assuring a sustainable future for everyone in this single planet.

Over the course of this program, for 3 days and 2 nights, participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures by outstanding scholars from Harvard, SNU and Kyung Hee University.

The Green Youth Summit gives global-minded youth a chance to achieve their dreams of working as innovative leaders in thought and pioneers in action to address environmental issues while increasing their practical knowledge of environmental challenges. Throughout the three day program students explore new ways to conceive of global issues and learn about their own limits and undiscovered talents. Outstanding creativity and commitment is essential in this program. This program demands thoughtful engagement, careful planning and imaginative cooperation between the outstanding youth who are involved and will serve as a critical first step towards a future as a global leader.

This three-day program brings together outstanding students from around the world to discuss the future of the environment, and to debate how the youth can take the lead pro-actively in shaping our civilization and assuring a sustainable future for everyone. Moreover, participants find the chance to work with knowledgeable and committed students from around the world to be the most inspiring part of the event. 






Emanuel Pastreich

Director of the Asia Institute

Professor of International Studies, Kyung Hee University


Dr. Pastreich serves as the director of Korea’s most innovative think tank on policy and society, the Asia Institute. He teaches culture and international relations at Kyung Hee University’s College of International Studies. With a B.A. from Yale College, an M.A HGH. from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, he is fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and author of five books.


Michael Puett

Professor of Chinese Studies

Harvard University


Dr. Puett is a renowned scholar of Chinese intellectual history who has taught a diverse range of courses on China at Harvard over the last fifteen years. Dr. Puett is devoted to a close dialog with youth about critical issues and cultivating a new generation of leaders for Asia and the world. He is fluent in Chinese and the author of three books.

Johannes Tschapka

Professor of Environmental Education

Seoul National University


Dr. Tschapka is a professor of environmental education who has developed innovative programs for informing youth about environmental issues and cultivating true leadership skills among the next generation. A native of Austria, he is conversant with European green innovation.





Friday, July 19, 2013

02:00 – 03:00 PM                   Arrival registration and room allotment/Orientation

03:00 – 04:00 PM                   Opening ceremony, program orientation, assignment of counselors

04:00 – 04:30 PM                 Discussions on set topics

04:30 – 06:00 PM                    Lecture #1 –

06:00 – 07:00 PM                    Dinner

07:00 – 08:30 PM                    Formation of teams and interviews

08:30 – 10:30 PM                  Research for Essay & Presentations

10:30 – 11:00 PM                    Closing remarks for the day and reflection

11:00 pm                                    Sleep

Saturday, July 20, 2013

07:30 – 08:30 AM                     Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30 AM                     Essay writing & Discussions on set topics

10:30 – 12:00 PM                     Lecture #2 –

12:00 – 01:00 PM                     Lunch

01:00 – 02:00 PM                     Discussions on set topics

02:00 – 04:00 PM   Lecture #3 –

04:00 – 04:30 PM                     Break

04:30 – 06:00 PM                     Lecture #4 –

06:00 – 09:00 PM   Dinner     Remarks by Professor

Meeting with representatives from international NGOs, selected U.S. organizations

09:00 – 11:00 PM Team activities

11:00 PM                                   Sleep


Sunday, July 21, 2013

07:30 – 08:30 AM                     Breakfast

08:30 – 09:00 AM                     Remarks

09:00 – 10:30 AM                     Lecture #5 –

10:30 – 12:00 PM                     Lecture #6 –

12:00 – 01:00 PM                     Lunch

01:00 – 03:00 PM                     Distribution of group projects

03:00 – 04:00 PM                     Presentation evaluation (Students assemble in their own groups)

04:00 – 04:30 PM                     Closing ceremony and remarks


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