Conflict Resolution in Post-Genocide Rwanda
As part of the Global Studies 2 and AP Human Geography curriculum, WMA hosts an all-day simulation on Conflict Resolution with a focus on contested land rights in post-genocide Rwanda for all students in those classes. The workshop is run by Boston University professor Carl Hobert.
As the day progresses through multiple negotiation sessions, students are coached in the development of good negotiation skills, the value of multilingualism, of agreeing to disagree, and of knowing how to put one's self in the position of an adversary.
Beginning in 2012 with the support of the EE Ford Foundation, WMA has hosted an academic conference each year focused on a theme of global relevance.These conferences give teachers and students the opportunity to listen to and interact with a variety of expert professionals and university professors.
CEGS courses incorporate expert business, government and academic speakers to enhance the classroom experience. Speakers last year included US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Pierre Prosper, former Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Hyun Kim '77, as well as entrepreneurs and professionals from the financial industry.
Clubs and Competitions
The missions of the CEGS department is enhanced through the following clubs and outside competitions Academy students join:
- World Quest (2014 Regional Champion)
- Harvard Pre Collegiate Economics Challenge
- Federal Reserve Challenge
- Harvard Model United Nations Conference
- WMA Finance Society
- Wharton School Stock Market Contest