HSLC is evolving

For Fall 2014, we are proud to announce
the launch of a new student program!

 Arsalyn Policy Seminars

sponsored by

The Arsalyn Program


 Inaugual Seminar

Violence Against Women

Should health care providers be required
to report domestic abuse to the police?

The Arsalyn Policy Seminar brings together
USC faculty and high school students
through our partner teachers and undergraduate volunteers.
The program includes a pre-seminar deliberation
and a post-seminar essay in defense of the policy decision.

Sample Voting Spreadsheet


From 2001 to 2013, the High School Leadership Conference
challenged over 2,500 students to take on
 perspectives and priorities of international actors.
At HSLC, high school students came prepared to negotiate responses
to complex social issues during a full day of deliberation sessions
mentored by USC student volunteers.

Past HSLC topics and materials

Glimpse what's possible...

We hope you enjoy this 5-minute video of the 2005 conference.  It provides a good sense of how to use HSLC materials for negotiatons and policy sessions.





Attention Teachers

Your school can run its own policy forum.

The materials are intended for classroom use. 

Policy seminars are a leaderhip opportunity both for high school and USC students to conduct deeper deliberations and reach a broader consensus.   Your school is the perfect place to conduct the same process.

HSLC Goals and Format

HSLC Topic History & Materials

HSLC Slideshow