Date From : Feb 01, 2024To : Mar 15, 2024
2024 Raisina-IE Global Student Challenge

The IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs (SPEGA) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Raisina-IE Global Student Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to engage future leaders in global governance discussions, while honing their critical thinking and communication skills, to help them become drivers of transformation and change.

The Challenge will be organised within the framework of the Raisina Dialogue, India’s flagship platform on geopolitics and geoeconomics held annually in Delhi, and it will involve the participation of 19 top Schools of Government and Global Affairs from across seven regions (Asia Pacific, South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Europe).

To that end, IE and ORF will create inter-university and inter-regional teams, thereby fostering bridges between academic institutions in diverse geographic areas. The Challenge will run between February 1st and 15th March: three weeks conducted online prior to the Raisina Dialogue, a one-week immersive experience in India during the Raisina Dialogue, and an additional three weeks of online coordination to finalise the post-Raisina project.
This year’s challenge theme will focus on “The International Climate Change Regime”. Students will be assigned to one of five different groups and have four weeks to tackle a specific problem and propose actions to fight climate change. Each team will work online on the challenge before the Raisina Dialogue and prepare a presentation to showcase during Day 2 of the Forum (February 22nd).

An international jury composed of renowned experts from the Raisina Dialogue will then deliberate and vote on the winning team, which will be awarded a prize. There will be an additional exercise, post-Raisina, in which all groups will integrate their work and contributions into a single proposal. This proposal will be presented during a later ORF forum on global governance, hence providing a venue for incorporating younger voices and perspectives into these discussions.

Jorge Quiroga, Former President, Bolivia
Marise Payne, Professor of Practice, International Relations and Public Policy, Western Sydney University, Australia; Former Minister for Defence of Australia
Dhruva Jaishankar, Executive Director, Observer Research Foundation America, United States

Ángel Alonso Arroba serves as the Vice Dean for Management and Development at IE School of Global and Public Affairs. With a distinguished career in international affairs, Ángel has held diverse roles including positions at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Additionally, he has contributed as a professor of international affairs at SciencesPo Paris and IE University.
Robert Mizo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. He has been teaching in the University for more than 13 years. His core area of research lies in climate politics and environmental security particularly in the context of the global south. He has recently been awarded the prestigious Japan Foundation Fellowship for research during which he will be affiliated to universities and research institutes in Japan and Australia.
Claudia Yoshinaga is Associate Professor of Finance at the School of Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EAESP) and Research Director at Finance Research Center (FGVcef). Her research interests include behavioral finance and corporate finance. She has been recognized for teaching excellence in both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Irene Pérez Beltrán is an Environmental Policy master's student at Sciences Po Paris, specialising in biodiversity and agriculture.
Conrad Buffier is a PhD student at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy where he is researching how climate change mitigation policy instruments can evolve over time to become more stringent.
Martín Illanes is a future Public Policy Magister from UC Chile, with a foundation in Engineering, specialied in Innovation and Design, Industrial Engineering, and Information Technology.
Adugna Roro Wakjira is a PhD candidate at Addis Ababa University College of Developmental Studies: Center for Environment and Development. He also holds a BA degree in Geography and Environmental Studies and MA degree in Land and Water Resource Management.

Amira Fekry is a public policy MA student concentrating on program evaluation, data analytics, and market systems development in lagging regions to inform effective strategies that lead to sustainable and scalable impact.
Qazi Fariha Iqbal is pursuing an M.S.S. degree in Security Studies at the Department of International Relations of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She specializes in geopolitics and non-traditional security challenges, with a particular emphasis on the effects of climate change.
Ibtsam Qureshi is pursuing PhD in International Area Studies with majors in Indian & ASEAN Economics at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.
Tobias Scholz is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at King’s College London and the National University of Singapore, as well as a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His dissertation investigates the evolution of India’s foreign and security policy, with a focus on the country's cyber diplomacy. Tobias further publishes on international security challenges in the South Asian region, Germany-India and EU-India relations, as well as on international cybersecurity governance.
Virendra Kumar is pursuing research on the interface between Climate displacement and justice from the global South perspective from the University of Delhi. He has been teaching political science at Satyawati College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Delhi, for the last ten years or so.
Peng Liu is pursuing an MSc in Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi. His research focus is on Monetary Policy, Climate Change, and Green Finance.
Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury is pursuing his second Master’s degree in Asian Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of “The China Factor: Beijing's Expanding Engagement with Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, and Myanmar” (Routledge, 2023). Shantanu also has an MPhil from Oxford University.
Karina Sánchez-Bazán is a PhD student in Public Policy at Tec de Monterrey’s School of Government and Public Transformation in Mexico. Her research is focused on food policy and sustainable food systems.

Emmanuel Capochichi is a student of the Master in International Relations at IE University School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, specialising in International Economics & Finance, and Strategy. His areas of interest revolve around energy & infrastructure and climate finance, impact investing as well as economic development.
Devanshi Patnaik is a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) candidate at Georgetown University with a concentration in International Development and an honors certification in International Business Diplomacy. Her area of study is climate finance and infrastructure in the developing world, with a regional focus on South Asia.
Mancha Johannes Sekgololo is a doctoral candidate with research interests in cybersecurity, AI, governance, political economy, and risk analysis.

Aurelie Chapon is pursuing a Master of Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy - University of Toronto, with a specialization in international development.
Abdul Omar Maziko is pursuing an International Masters in Public Administration and Management at Tsinghua University-Beijing. His research focus is on Climate Policies, Global Governance, and Public Administration.
Joy Isoyiza Usman is a doctoral student in the department of Geography, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Since her second degree, she has developed interest in the field of Urban Climatology and is currently working on a project titled “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Urban Land Cover Change, Urban Heat Island, and their Effect on Mental Health in Different Ecological Zones in Nigeria.
Bruno D. Ygosse Battisti is a Master’s student in International Management at the São Paulo School of Business Administration of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-EAESP) in Brazil, with a strong interest in international business, politics and society and a focus on international environmental issues related to business and governance.