Model G20 (MG20) is an innovative program launched by American University’s School of International Service (SIS) designed to fully simulate a G20 Leaders’ Summit. The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. Designed in concert with a former high-level diplomat at G20 meetings, this is the first US-based complete and accurate simulation of its real-world counterpart.
At a time of uncertainty and turmoil in multilateral cooperation, MG20 provides young leaders with a unique opportunity to develop skills in multilateral negotiations, public speaking, team strategy, and diplomacy. A closer look at the inner workings and agenda of the G20 provides participants with a better understanding of the real dynamics of international affairs. Debate topics follow the G20 Presidency agenda, including trade and investment, future of work, sustainable development, climate change, gender equality, refugees and migration, and global taxation. In the spirit of Washington’s political and diplomatic culture, we also feature a symposium of high-level experts and G20 practitioners.