Global Vision Summits


*Our traditional programming has been impacted due to COVID-19. We will not be holding large in-person summits during the Fall 2020 semester.  However, PAAC is offering Hawai'i high school students a variety of opportunities to continue learning about critical global issues and developing 21st century skills- all online. 

Mini Global Vision Summits

PAAC aims to offer periodic virtual summits on various global issues and their impact in Hawai'i. Mini-GVS can feature interactive simulations, guest speakers, and other activities. Details on upcoming summits to be shared throughout the year.

Virtual Simulations

PAAC can facilitate interactive simulations for your school, class, or PAAC club. We are currently offering four simulations on topics such as climate change, food security, and global inequality. Maximum 35 students per simulation. Learn more here.


Past Global Vision Summits

Prior to the onset of COVID-19, twice a year, PAAC held 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.  

Our last summit was on Trade Wars. It was held on March 7, 2020 at Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower Marketplace campus. Learn More.

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
Freeman Foundation
McInerny Foundation
Visitor Industry Charity Walk- Oahu