Tomorrow’s leaders will be different from today’s leaders. They will be more culturally sophisticated, ethnically diverse, globally oriented, with a view toward international peace and sustainability. They will be transformative in their vision and approach to facing the challenges of the twenty-first century. Already, they understand the need to create new paradigms for addressing many of the issues of conflict that grieve today’s national and international communities.
How does one develop this kind of leadership talent among young people? By affording them the opportunity to grow academically in a challenging environment steeped with analytical and cultural expanding experiences; by challenging them with the great issues of the day and giving them the chance to debate and bring solution to domestic and international issues as they see them. Through these experiences that seek to harness the inherent leadership talents they already possesses, they will broaden their perspectives, develop new skill-sets and improve their communication abilities.