Almost 10 years ago, Jean-Francois Rischard, the Vice-president of the World Bank wrote a book detailing the 20 greatest problems facing the planet. In his book, High Noon, he said we only have 20 years to solve these problems before it is too late.
The Global Issues Network is working with students all over the globe to solve the problems Rischard outlined in his book. From global warming, to the fight against poverty and the delicate balance between workers and companies when it comes to international trade, the Global Issues Network is committed to helping students realize they can make a difference in solving the world’s problems.
Through a satellite network of schools around the world, students examine these problems from both a local and international level and develop ideas for solutions that can be implemented and tested. The Global Issues Network is also committed to bringing these students together to work side by side, by hosting several conferences throughout the year.