Young Scholars Programme: Economics, Policy, and Society
Exploring the Intersections of Our World
Embark on a transformative journey with YSP Economics, Policy, and Society (EPS), a five-day residential programme for high schoolers, from grades 9, 10, 11 & 12, poised to be the next generation of global thinkers and change-makers. This multidisciplinary playground brings together economic theories, government policies, cultural values, and societal dynamics in a vibrant mix of ideas. This programme is uniquely designed for students curious to explore university-level learnings from any of the streams covering Economics, Policy, and Society, as well as their interconnections with varied disciplines. This experiential program equips them for a future of informed decision-making and impactful change.
At YSP EPS, we will explore issues that impact us everyday, and find solutions based in logic and inspired from academic learning. Join us in exploring questions like: how does the intricate movement of macroeconomics influence the decisions made by politicians? What’s the story behind the policies that govern our online lives? Do they safeguard our freedoms or veer into the realm of censorship? Who controls our data from varied social media apps, and why is it necessary to protect it? Who gets to decide between the march of infrastructural progress and the preservation of indigenous land practices? And, as most parts of the world witness a drop in temperature, let’s also ask why the capital of India becomes shrouded in smog for a couple of months. What’s causing this annual phenomenon, and what can be done to clear the air?
As part of YSP EPS, you’ll explore a rich tapestry of interconnected disciplines within social sciences and allied fields. Think Economics, History, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, and exciting newcomers like Digital Humanities, Environment and Sustainability, Law and Policy – they’re all on the menu. Here, students won’t just be learning; they’ll be experiencing, debating, and creating.
Programme dates: May 27 – May 31, 2024 (Session 1) OR June 10 – June 14, 2024 (Session 2)
Hands on projects at YSP EPS: Beyond classroom learning, YSP EPS offers hands-on experience. Students will participate in workshops where they’ll design solutions to pressing challenges. Activities include policy drafting simulations, policy analysis exercises, data-driven decision-making sessions, and collaborative brainstorming activities that mirror real-world policy think tanks. These workshops are creative avenues where our scholars will get an opportunity to exercise application of intersecting disciplines like Economics, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences, Politics, Geography and related streams to become future leaders, academicians, and professionals in diverse walks of life.
By the programme’s conclusion, our Young Scholars will be equipped with a holistic understanding of the social, economic, and cultural intricacies of our world. They’ll emerge as informed citizens, ready to lead, analyze, and innovate, with a toolkit that emphasizes ethical considerations, interdisciplinary thinking, and a keen appreciation for the dynamics of economics and policy.