Future Leaders Connect is a global network of emerging policy leaders from around the world. Selected young leaders travel to the UK for nine days of advanced policy and leadership development, in partnership with the University of Cambridge and the UK Houses of Parliament. Following the UK leadership seminars, leaders will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader in their country and beyond.
2018-2019 USA Future Leaders Connect Cohort
On Monday 13 August, the British Council in the USA and American University hosted Policy Wonk Live!, a selection event to determine the four individuals who will represent the USA in the Future Leaders Connect 2018-2019 program. We are proud to announce Samuel Greene, Steven Pacheco, Luisa del Rosal and Vanessa Vardon as our delegates who are representing the USA at our global Future Leaders Connect program training in the UK from 22-31 October.
Join us for a Facebook Live discussion with The Elders
On Monday 29 October at 18.00 GMT, join our US Future Leaders delegates and others from around the world for a discussion on Human Rights, the future of Ethical Leadership and the role of young people in making Global Change. Click here to RSVP for the Facebook Live discussion.
It has been 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Right was declared, this global event in partnership with the Elders and SOAS University will challenge human rights leadership. Three former United Nations High Commissioners for Human Rights will share their experiences and debate human rights and the future of ethical leadership. You will have the opportunity to join the discussion online and contribute to the three key questions which are part of the event. Members of Future Leaders Connect from around the world will join these World Leaders to discuss the role of young people in all of these areas.
Speakers include: Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Louise Arbour - UN Special Representative for International Migration and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Sir Ciarán Devane - Chief Executive, British Council; Baroness Valerie Amos - Director, SOAS; Kirsty Lang - BBC Presenter.