Global Vision Summits


Twice a year, PAAC holds inter-school summits, bringing together public and private school students to gain insight on and discuss key international issues. Summit themes are often introduced through simulations and role-play activities, giving youth the chance to step into the shoes of world leaders to better understand the complexities of global issues. Past summit themes have included refugees, the South China Sea, microfinance, human trafficking, pandemics, and homelessness.  Students are also provided meaningful opportunities to explore careers by listening to presentations and roundtables with professionals from international and local organizations.  


Thanks to widespread interest, PAAC now takes its interactive simulations directly to schools. Two simulations - both focusing on climate change - can also be facilitated virtually. Learn more here.


Past Global Vision Summits
Our last summit was held on March 7, 2020 at Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower Marketplace campus. The theme was Trade Wars. 

Read about the Fall 2019 Global Vision Summit on Media Literacy.

Read about the Spring 2019 Global Vision Summit on Nuclear Diplomacy. 

Read about the Fall 2018 Global Vision Summit on the People of COFA.

Read about the 2018 Spring Global Vision Summit on Climate Change.


Mahalo to our Summit Sponsors & Partners:
ABC Stores
City & County of Honolulu Grants in Aid
Friends of Hawaii Charities
Freeman Foundation
McInerny Foundation
Visitor Industry Charity Walk- Oahu