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Students analyze cases in public policy challenge
The American University of Sharjah (AUS) Global Youth Leaders, in collaboration with the Economics Club and the Finance Club, held a public policy challenge entitled The Crisis on November 13, 2016. The event was organized by Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program (SLP).
Eight teams with three to four members each competed in the challenge. Each team was given a case that was provided at the time of the event and the participants had one hour to prepare, research, analyze and finalize their presentations for a panel of judges. The challenge was open to all students from different majors and academic levels. The cases touched on various themes pertaining to politics, economics, sustainability, social and cultural affairs.
"I had a wonderful experience at the event. It was an opportunity to think outside the box on issues that are quite relevant to the environment and lifestyle we live in. Personally, I gained perspective on understanding the individual role each citizen in the UAE can play towards building a sustainable lifestyle. I believe that there is a lot to gain from understanding different perspectives," said Rhea Das, sophomore majoring in accounting.
"The Crisis was a wonderful way to get students to understand issues surrounding us and entice them to find reasonable solutions. . The challenge played an important role in developing the students' leadership and communication skills by allowing them to enter the discussion and debate and formulate their ideas. We thank our student leaders for organizing this event and we encourage more students to take part in SLP programs," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.