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How to get what you want: lessons from Political Communication
  • How should leaders speak?
  • How can leaders get people to follow them?

The students of MGIMO’s both Russian and International Master’s Programs will get a unique opportunity to attend a two-day intensive course «GLOBAL LEADERSHIP» delivered by Professor Samuel Potolicchio.

5 lectures will hold within 2 days, on December 10–11, 2012.

Being a Professor at Georgetown University, USA, and the Academic Director for Georgetown’s Global Visiting Student Program, Samuel Potolicchio is also the founding faculty member and academic member of the Preparing Global Leaders Summit in Moscow, at the Russian Presidential Academy and the Preparing Global Leaders Institute in Tetovo, Macedonia at SEEU. A graduate from Georgetown University (M.A. in Government, and from Harvard University (Master of Theological Studies), he is the lecturer on American Federalism for the Open World Leadership program at the Library of Congress, where he speaks weekly to visiting dignitaries from the post-Soviet republics.

Potolicchio was named by the Princeton Review as one of the «Best Professors in America». He has won numerous teaching awards at Georgetown and the K.Patricia Cross Award from the American Association of Colleges and Universities as one of the future leaders of American higher education.

The main aim of the course is «to help participants maximize their potential and develop leadership and communication skills. It seeks to prepare aspiring global scholar-leaders with the tools that are necessary for effective leadership in an increasingly complex world».

The course is a concentration on communication practices of political leaders. It will release data and video examples of public persuasion discussing the six effective ways to communicate effectively. Additionally, this lecture will explore the delicate balance between ambition and leadership and the challenge of navigating this relationship rhetorically.

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