june program

Theme: Youth Leadership in Climate Action

The program started with Ms. Jennifer Jun’s, Senior Manager, International Policy Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), presentation on youth leadership in climate action. Ms. Jun shared her experiences at SIWI and suggested various programs that would enhance the leadership skills of our participants. After Ms. Jun’s presentation, students started the discussion portion of the program, moderated by the 2021 YLS Alumna, Ms. Sarah Strasberg. Throughout the discussion, participants shared their unique leadership stories through their projects and listened to different cultural approaches to climate activism.

Check out Ms. Jennifer Jun’s presentation below!

speakers

MODERATOR

SARAH STRASBERG

2021 YLS Alumna
San Diego International Sister Cities Association

BIO

Sarah is a junior in high school. She is the President and Founder of the Fair Trade club at her school, and she started the Fair Trade Campaign at Canyon Crest Academy to advocate for international human rights. In response to the unjust Supreme Court ruling in Nestle v. Doe, her team drafted an amendment to a federal law called the Alien Tort Statute to better protect human rights. They have met with the offices of Senator Alex Padilla and Representative Scott Peters to work to pass their draft amendment. In addition, they are collaborating with their school cafeteria to implement Fair Trade certified products. She was recently named as one of the top ten Future Leaders of the Year by Ivy House, an international leadership development group.

She also enjoyed participating in the Youth Leadership Summit through Sister Cities International last summer!

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SPEAKER

JENNIFER JUN

Senior Manager, International Policy
Stockholm International Water Institute

BIO

Jennifer Jun is an international affairs professional with 15 years of experience in programme management, research, external relations, and communications across a range of global issues including human rights, international justice, and foreign policy. At SIWI, she is responsible for developing and managing SIWI’s engagement in global climate and sustainable development processes.

Jennifer’s previous affiliations include the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Aspen Institute, International Criminal Court, and IOM-UN Migration.

Jennifer holds an LL.M in International and European Public Law from Tilburg University, a double MA in European Studies from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and Universidad de Deusto, and a BA in Anthropology and Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. A U.S. national, she speaks English, Korean, French, and Spanish.

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Didn’t get a chance to be part of our youth chats?

Check out our Youth Leadership Summit – Public Forum on Friday, August 12, 2022!

Have a question? Please feel free to contact us at youth@sistercities.org.