Create your own policy addressing one of the two prompts:


① Discuss a conflict scenario involving democratization, past initiatives, such as Korean Peninsula. Present a policy that would bring democratization to people while minimizing conflict among involved parties.

② Discuss the current violation of democratization caused by COVID-19. As a policy maker, discuss your policy that would bring democratization while not causing conflict between two parties.


- Your policy must include these sections: Purpose, Rationale, Objectives, Strategies and Implementation, Desired Outcomes and Management Plans: Maximum 2,500 word

- You may participate as an individual or as a group (maximum 4)


- Deadline: April 25th , 2021

- Fee
Individual:   $90 (90,000 KRW)
Group of 2: $180 (180,000 KRW)

Group of 3: $270 (270,000 KRW)

Group of 4: $330 (330,000 KRW)

- Scholarship Opportunity: If you wish to apply for our scholarship opportunity, which would waive the entrance fee, please write an essay with maximum of 500 words answering this question:

Q: How can you benefit from this program? Explain how this program can achieve your ultimate goal.



PhD students from prestigious universities will provide 10 minute videos to help you create your policy. Use them as guidelines and references.



  • 6 most outstanding works will be selected

  • $150 per person participating

  • Winners will work with our mentors (6 PhD students who made videos)

  • Required mentoring sessions: Four 40 minute sessions. If you wish to have extra sessions and the mentor agrees to do so, there will be some extra payment.

  • Make PowerPoint slides that you will use to present in front of judges (by June 30th)



  • Your policy that you worked with mentors will be presented in front of our judging panels

  • 2 presentation sessions (US judging panel session, UK judging panel session)

  • Benefits for Winners:

  1. Winners Policy making program Booklet

  2. Presentation Video (Recorded)



Session 1

July 3rd


Sir Ivor Roberts


  • Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG) and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG)

  • Former President of Trinity College, Oxford

  • Former British Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy

  • Former Chairman of the Council of the British School at Rome

  • Former Patron of the Venice in Peril Fund

  • Member of the Board of the King’s College Group in Madrid

  • Advisory board member of the Counter Extremism Project

“This program promises to be groundbreaking and highly intellectually stimulating. I am delighted to participate and am anticipating some striking innovative, imaginative and reflective thoughts emerging from this global exercise.”


Sam Daws

  • Director, Project on UN Governance & Reform, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford

  • Former Deputy Director (United Nations), Prime Minister’s Post-2015 team, Cabinet Office

  • Former Senior Principal Research Analyst, Multilateral Policy Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Former Executive Director, United Nations Association of the UK

  • Former First Officer, Executive Office of UN Secretary – General Kofi Annan, United Nations

"For young people who want to go on to change the world, there is nothing better than collaborating with others on such topical case studies.  This is an excellent practical opportunity to understand how policy makers overcome obstacles to reaching international agreements."


Maya Tudor

  • Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy

  • Director of Graduate Studies

  • Former fellow at Stanford’s Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

  • Author, The Promise of Power, the winning work in the American Political Science Association’s Gabriel Almond Prize for the Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics

  • Former Special Assistant to Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank, at UNICEF, in the United States Senate, and at the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

"Full immersion into a real-world set of problems and creatively grappling with the crafting of solutions is a unique learning opportunity for students. I very much look forward to this exciting programme with dynamic, globally-minded, and practically-oriented participants."


Session 2

July 10th


Stephen D Krasner

  • Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations

  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution

  • Former Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State

  • Former Director for Governance and Development at the National Security Council

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace

  • Former member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Department of State


Layna Mosley

  • Professor, Department of Politics and School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

  • Professor, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Publications: Interview Research in Political Science, Labor Rights and Multinational Production, Global Capital and National Governments

  • Co-Organizer, Global Research in International Political Economy webinar series

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Political Science

  • Chair, Committee on Organized Sections, American Political Science Association

“I very much look forward to your policymaking presentations, and to learning about your proposals for democratization!"


Richard Bucher

  • Visiting Scholar in International and Public Affairs at Brown University

  • Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

  • Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

  • Longest-serving Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Department of State’s history

  • U.S Ambassador to Cyprus, head of US Consulate General in Hong Kong

"I'm excited to participate in this global, economic program.   I very much look forward to reading and hearing the creative, practical, thoughtful and politically-feasible ideas that will come out of this worldwide thinking process."


Edward Howell

  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at New College, Oxford

  • Economic and Social Research Council Scholar

  • DPhil candidate in International Relations


Sophie Harbour

  • PhD student at Cambridge

  • Managing Editor at Cambridge Review of International Affairs

  • Sub-Policy Editor at The Wilberforce Society


Sierra Davis

  • PhD student at Stanford

  • Comparative Politics and American Politics

  • FLI student (first-generation/low-income)


Jieun Kim

  • PhD student at UC Berkeley

  • Local government accountability and transparency with a focus on Chinese politics

  • Research has been supported by the Center for Chinese Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Institute for International Studies at UC Berkeley and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies


Joshua Corona

  • PhD student at Northwestern University

  • Masters in International Relations at the University of Chicago

  • Biological versus Socio-Cultural foundations of conflict and the nexus between states’ international credit rankings and international aid


Simone Paci

  • PhD student at Columbia

  • Comparative and International Political Economy

  • BA in Political Science and Economics from Yale