International Young Leaders Conference

Can The World Be Saved? Perspectives From The Next Generation

Join us for the International Young Leaders Conference & Career Fair on August 7th at Central Penn College, organized by the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg summer interns. This full-day, free event offers a unique opportunity to engage with global issues, explore career opportunities, and network with like-minded individuals.

Event Highlights:

  1. Panel 1: Top International Issues Impacting Global Peace and Survival
    • Dive into critical topics like climate change, the Ukraine war, Middle East unrest, and the situation in Sudan/Africa.
  2. Panel 2: The Ripple Effect: Global Migration and Its Impact on America
    • Understand how global conflicts, economic instability, and climate change drive migration and affect the United States, with a focus on refugee resettlement efforts.
  3. Panel 3: Empowering Communities: Security, Economic Justice, and Social Equity
    • Discuss the importance of cybersecurity, voting & elections, food insecurity, and social equity in building resilient communities.

Additional Benefits:

  • Career Fair: Connect with top employers and explore career opportunities.
  • Networking: Engage with peers, industry professionals, and experts.
  • Lunch Provided: Enjoy complimentary lunch during the event.

Don’t miss out on this chance to gain fresh perspectives on saving the world, engage with the next generation of leaders, and build your professional network.

Register for the 2024 International Young Leaders Conference


Aug 07 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central Penn College


Central Penn College
600 Valley Rd, Summerdale, PA 17093, United States


  • Hagir Elsheikh
    Hagir Elsheikh
    Author, Business Executive – My escape from Sudan

    Hagir Elsheikh is an entrepreneur, an electrical engineer, a registered nurse and the owner/CEO of HSE Staffing Agency and Tomorrow’s Smile INC. She is best known for her Human Rights, Women’s Rights activism, domestic violence, and immigration advocacy. Some of her accomplishment: *Founder/CEO – HSE Staffing, LLC.

  • Kathy Anderson-Martin
    Kathy Anderson-Martin
    Executive Director, Midwest Food Bank
  • Sanjay Paul, PhD
    Sanjay Paul, PhD
    Professor, Elizabethtown College

    Dr. Paul joined Elizabethtown College in 2002. He teaches courses in mathematical economics, data visualization, international economics and a first-year seminar on globalization. He has developed an International Organizations Seminar in which he leads a study tour to Switzerland and Germany, which involves collaboration with Konstanz University in Germany. In the past he has led study tours to Brussels, Dhaka, and the United Nations, New York.
    His research interests include globalization, economic development and trade policy. Dr. Paul has written on economic issues for the Patriot News.
    He has a Ph.D. in economics from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and Bachelor’s of Technology in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.