WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Chair: varun kota


The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization formed in 1971 that serves as a forum for discussions on improving the state of the world. Every year, business leaders, politicians, economists, celebrities, and journalists meet in Davos, Switzerland to discuss solutions to the most pressing issues in the world. It’s unique in that it brings together people, rather than countries as the United Nations does, in order to ponder these issues. In a world where countries recognize corporations as people, one cannot understate the importance of including these non-state actors in these critical discussions. 

Topic B

Investment in New-Age Energy sources

Topic A

Economic Impact of Commercial Drones

Topic Abstract

 

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Learning goals

Delegates will gain...

  • An intimate understanding of the influence and potential for influence of non-state actors, a realized simulation of the international relations theory of constructivism. Delegates will see how international discourse operates without the commanding influence of nation-states;
  • Knowledge of the emergence and potential use of commercial unmanned aerial systems, otherwise known as drones, as well as the delicate balance between clean energy and cheap energy in the context of global climate change;
  • Details on the background of the non-state actors that they represent and through proper research and preparation, the various interest groups that influence those actors.

About the Chair

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Varun Kota is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Global Business. He is from the Sacramento-area of California and decided to attend Georgetown due to its strong international affairs program. At Georgetown, Varun is involved in the International Relations Club, the Carroll Fellows Initiative, and Greek Dancing (however, he is not Greek himself). He loves reading the news, particularly on French and broader European Union politics, getting exercise, and drinking boba tea.