Global Issues Network Conference Program: School Without Walls & Washington International School in Washington D.C. - Page 15
Amigos de las Americas – Quinn Gavin and Garrett Salzman
First we will discuss the political and economic situations in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Then, we will talk about our experiences in those countries as a volunteer with Amigos de las
Global Warming and Skiing – Cami Fateh
How will skiing change world-wide? Will we have to rely on man-made snow? Is global
warming going to wipe out the snow in ski mountains? If so, what percentage of snow
mountains will be impacted in the next 20 years?
Microfinance as a Life Changer – Olivia Domowitz and Vishal Ravi
We will first examine what microfinance is, how it came about and how it has helped people.
We will look at specific examples of how it has worked and bring in the Grameen project
(which was basically the start of it). Then, we will describe Kiva and what we did to raise
money. For the interactive activity, we will make people vote for where/who they want us to
donate to, and we will ask them to draft their own fundraising "plan".
Project Make: Design Thinking for Social Change – Sophia Pink
In just 50 minutes, you'll be taken through a full design cycle -- a fast-paced project where
participants interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to a design
challenge. You are the designer of any social venture, big or small, so come to this workshop to
learn to think like a designer, take the perspective of the people you're helping, and leave with
tools you can use for a multitude of other projects.