Student Roles and Responsibilities

2020 International Student Summit on Information and Democracy

Student Leaders are responsible for taking a lead role in the committee discussions as well as helping to engender a respectful and open atmosphere in which fellow delegates can discuss, debate, and negotiate a proposed action plan. Although Leaders direct the conversation of their committee's, a successful Leader engages with Student Delegates and encourages delegates to voice their policy recommendations and proposals. Student Leaders will have to participate in a phone interview with Council staff.

Student Delegates are responsible for: (1) discussing and debating the issue at hand in a thoughtful and respectful manner with fellow delegates; (2) representing the views of their assigned committee and/or country delegation while making sure to differentiate from personal opinion; (3) maintaining an open mind for alternative viewpoints; (4) devising a set of talking points to support their position through background research and preparation.