Each year, the High School Leadership Conference implements a role-play simulation where high school teams represent the different international actors involved in a serious regional conflict or critical global issue.
Each high school student team is supported by USC student mentors (undergraduate and graduate volunteers) throughout the course of the day.
Different from the traditional keynote address with breakout panel discussions, the HSLC model is a working conference -- based on case teaching -- with USC professors and students facilitating negotiation sessions.
In the final plenary meeting, teams have formed coalitions and high school students present policy recommendations for further commentary and questions from all actors involved in the case.
To request a sign-up form, contact CALIS.