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*Class of 2018 Profiles

  • British School of Brussels
  • Dar es Salaam International Academy, Tanzania
  • French-American School of New York
  • Goethe Gymnasium, Vienna
  • International School of Geneva
  • International School of Paris
  • Keio Academy of New York
  • Keio Girls Senior High School, Tokyo
  • King’s College School Wimbledon
  • Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London
  • Lycée Français Charles Lepierre, Lisbon
  • Lycée Français de New York
  • Lycée Français Jean Mermoz, Dakar
  • Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris
  • Lycée Rochambeau, Washington D.C.
  • Lycée Saint Martin, Angers
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, US

This was a great initiative. We learned a lot about ourselves, others and the world in general. We got to meet incredible speakers with different backgrounds, very interesting stories and experiences to share.


The highlight of the program was being able to learn about the culture and traditions of foreign students, being taught by world class professors and speakers and sleeping in real college dorms!

I really appreciated the idea that everyone could have a voice. The talented teachers and world leaders contributed to an intense but enriching program.


This is a great program to improve your communication skills and leadership skills.


It was really interesting to meet people from all around the world. We had fun creating a project we were all passionate about.

2018 Leadership Panel Speakers

(from left to right)

Nancy Dimich-Louvet, Journalist 
Jessica Honan, Academic Director 
Kevin Berkane, Founder Kialatok 
Claudia Schulz, HEC doctoral student 
Emilie Le Pennec, Gold Medal Olympian 
Xavier Boute, Military Officer, Professor 
Elyse Michaels-Berger, Director 
Enoch Effah, Triple World Champion Boxer 


We believe learning should be positive and productive.


Elyse Michaels-Berger
Director, Youth Leadership Initiative 
Academic Co-Director

Jessica Honan
Academic Co-Director



Astrid Apert, French Army Officer, Higher Military Education, Instructor, HEC Paris 
Kevin Berkane, HEC Paris alumnus, Founder and Director of Kialatok 
Xavier Boute, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor, French Military Officer, Director of Education in Higher Military Education 
Nancy Dimich-Louvet, Journalist, Public Speaking Professor 
Enoch Effah, Triple World Boxing Champion, Entrepreneur, Nokefa Group 
Jeremy Ghez, Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, HEC Paris 
Nathalie Gobin, HEC Paris alumna, Actress, Coach and Trainer, Next Level Formation 
Robert Jones, HEC Paris MBA student 
Stephen Honan, Founder of Odyssey Sensors, Ted-talk Speaker, Counter-explosives Expert in the US Navy 
Emilie Le Pennec, Olympic-winning Gold Medal Gymnast, Physical Therapist 
Jane Mobille, Executive and Life Coach 
Claudia Schulz, HEC Paris PhD candidate in Strategy 
Celica Thellier, HEC Paris alumna, Co-founder and COO of