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Young Globalization – The Role and Impact of Young Leaders in a Post-National World

English-language panel discussion series “Berlin Talks” at Freie Universität Berlin, broadcast live on June 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Central European time)

№ 111/2021 from Jun 14, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, Freie Universität Berlin’s international short-term study programs FU-BEST (European Studies) and FUBiS (International Summer and Winter University) will present an online panel discussion entitled “Young Globalization – The Role and Impact of Young Leaders in a Post-National World.” The panel for this event features six representatives of the younger generation whose work, activism, and thinking touch on topics such as global governance, multilateralism, and the multifaceted role of the younger generation in international affairs.

It’s often said that “the world is a village.” As this “village” moves into the future, what roles can and do younger generations play – through their professional careers, as activists, as community leaders, and as creative thinkers?

The event will be live-streamed in English via Webex, and viewers are invited to participate virtually via the chat function. The event will be held in English.


  • Dr. Dirk Verheyen (moderator): Academic Director, FU-BEST
  • Radha Kulkarni: Works at the intersection of finance, strategy, and policy with experience across the private sector, non-profits, and government and multilateral organizations; active in Young UN – Agents for Change.
  • Sophie Daud: Chief Executive Officer of the Future Leaders Network; 2021 Chair of the Y7, the official youth engagement group for the G7 Leaders' Summit.
  • Nasrat Khalid: Founder of Awal, an international development company harnessing technology and innovation to improve the lives of those in underdeveloped or underrepresented countries; active in the initiative Young Global Changers.
  • Aniqah Zowmi: Community engagement and gender equality specialist at the Ontario Council for International Cooperation; chair of Girls Action Foundation; director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Leading Change Canada; Regional Focal Point for the United Nations Major Group of Children and Youth.
  • Enyseh Teimory: Senior Communications and Campaigns Officer at the United Nations Association - UK;Together First campaign.
  • Nils Feller: Member of the Young Global Changers Working Group on Global Governance; active in the Youth Alliance for Multilateralism.

Panel Discussion Broadcast

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00–8:30 p.m. CET

Live stream via Webex Events: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e59aaead55cbc0a2edce7eb723a1a6a2c (password: berlintalks); available later on the website www.fu-berlin.de/berlintalks as well as on the YouTube channels of FU-BEST and FUBiS, the organizers of the event.

  • The event will be held in English and will be broadcast live from the Academic Senate Hall of Freie Universität Berlin.Online viewers are invited to participate via the chat function with questions and comments.

Further Information

About “Berlin Talks”

This interactive and public online event series addresses social issues, discussed and examined from different perspectives by internationally recognized experts, and is organized by the international short-term study programs of Freie Universität Berlin, FU-BEST and FUBiS: www.fu-berlin.de/berlintalks

About Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) and Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS)

These international short-term study programs include German language instruction as well as a large selection of courses in a variety of subjects, many taught in English. Participants can choose between a semester-long program or the summer/winter program. For more information visit www.fubest.org and www.fubis.org. Both programs have been awarded the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) quality seal by the Forum on Education Abroad.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the programs also offer academic online programs, awarding internationally recognized ECTS credits, as well as free online public lecture series. The online courses offered by FU-BEST and FUBiS were recognized in 2020 by the initiative “Germany ‘Land of Ideas’: Beyond Crisis.”

Further Online Initiatives


Upcoming Event:

Thursday, September 16, 2021, 7:00 p.m.: Populism and the Future of Democracy



Friederike Zähringer, Coordinator Marketing & Communications, Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University FUBiS / Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST), Tel.: +49 (0)30 838 66560, Email: friederike.zaehringer@fu-berlin.de