The Summer Series

Global Citizen Year is excited to offer a special summer edition of our Leadership in Action Speaker Series. Open to the public, these live conversations with influential changemakers offer a sneak peek into the Academy experience.

Academy Speakers: Summer 2021

Garvita Gulhati
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Garvita Gulhati

Founder, Why Waste?
Jerome Foster II
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Jerome Foster II

Executive Director & Founder, OneMillionOfUs

PAST ACADEMY SPEAKERS INCLUDE

DeRay Mckesson
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist, Educator, Podcaster, & Author
Jay Shetty
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Jay Shetty

Storyteller, Podcast Host, Former Monk
Melinda Gates
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Melinda Gates

Philanthropist, Author, & Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Shawn Mendes
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Shawn Mendes

Singer/Songwriter
View our full list of past speakers

Alumni Moderators

Aiman Marzio
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Aiman Marzio

Senegal ‘15 Minerva Schools at KGI ‘19
Alexander Taylor
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Alexander Taylor

Senegal ‘19 Morehouse College ‘23
Erica Gonzales
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Erica Gonzales

Brazil ‘16 Minerva Schools at KGI ‘21
Joan Hanawi
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Joan Hanawi

Ecuador ‘12 UCLA ‘16
Jordan Lee
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Jordan Lee

Ecuador ‘13 Yale ‘17
Lara Solis
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Lara Solis

India ‘20, Lake Forest College ‘24
Madeline Lisaius
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Madeline Lisaius

Ecuador ‘14, Stanford BS ‘18, MS ‘19
Manya Gupta
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Manya Gupta

Academy Fall ‘20, University of Pennsylvania ‘25
Maya Foster
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Maya Foster

Ecuador ‘19 Amherst College ‘23
Na’ilah Harris
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Na’ilah Harris

Brazil ‘15 The New School ‘20
Sahar Thomson
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Sahar Thomson

Ecuador ‘17, Quest University Canada ‘20
William Shain
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William Shain

Ecuador ‘19 Erasmus University College ‘22
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