Preparing for the 2019 Y7 Summit

Kim in Berlin

Kim interning at the German Chancellery as part of her preparation journey for the Y7 summit

Kim Klebolte is one of our current students taking the MSc in Social Policy. Kim has a couple of fantastic opportunities coming up this summer. Here she talks about her participation at the Y7 Summit in Paris in June, as well as a summer institute at Stanford University in August.

I was selected the German youth representative for this year’s Y7 Summit in France. Delegates from the G7 countries, the European Union, and the African Union will gather in Paris for a week of negotiations. The goal is to prepare a call to action with recommendations to the G7 Heads of State and Government. The 2019 Y7 will focus on inequalities with the goal is to make concrete propositions to tackle inequalities of all kinds: new form of inequalities stemming from climate change consequences or mitigation/adaptation policies or from technological disruptions as well as long-lasting gender imbalances or wealth and income discrepancies. (

Furthermore I have been selected as a young professional to participate in the Summer Institute on Political Psychology at Stanford University. The Summer Institute in Political Psychology is a three-week intensive training program that introduces graduate students, faculty members, and professionals to the world of political psychology scholarship. The Summer Institute is directed by Dr. Jon Krosnick, who is the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford. (

We look forward to sharing Kim's reflections on the Y7 summit in due course.