About The Event
The 2023 International Young Leaders Conference was held on 2 August 2023 at Harrisburg University. Our summer interns organized the conference over the course of their 6 week internship program.
Focused on the theme of “The Value of A Life,” this conference delved deep into both global and local perspectives. The supporting ideas revolved around exploring the value of each life, regardless of race, gender, religion, or any other diversity factor. With engaging discussions, keynote speakers, and fruitful conversations, the conference was able to inspire future leaders who will impact lives positively.
During the event, in addition to the main program, there was a career and university fair that offered a plethora of opportunities to students and interns. The fair was an amazing chance for attendees to learn about various career and academic options.
Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh – Global Aggression
Don Brown – Climate & Ethics
Dr. Sanjay Paul – Global Economic Inequality
Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz – Counterterrorism and Protecting the Homeland
AI & Its Impact on The Value of Life
Speaker: Dr. Truong Xuan Tran
Chad Dion Lassiter – Protecting civil rights
Durre Sharif – Refugees/Immigrants in Our Region
Dr. Renu Joshi – Healthcare/Physical and Mental Health
Cole Goodman – Politics, youth and value of life for future leaders
Jennifer C. Foxworthy – Human Trafficking in our Region
Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh
Professor of International Affairs & Business at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Scholar in Residence for Sustainability Ethics at Weidner University
Sanjay Paul, PhD
Professor of Economics at Elizabethtown College
Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz
Professor of International Relations and International Studies at Georgia Southern University
Dr. Truong Xuan Tran
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Penn State Harrisburg
Chad Dion Lassiter
Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
Resettlement Supervisor, Church World Services
Dr. Renu Joshi
Endocrinologist, Mount Nittany Medical Center
Vice Chair of the Dauphin County Democratic Party
Jennifer C. Foxworthy
Founder and CEO of Inspirationally Speaking, LLC
If you could not join us for this conference you can watch the live streamed recording here.