2020 U7+ Alliance of World Universities Presidential Summit
Intergenerational Justice in a Post-Pandemic World
The 2020 Summit focused on the role universities can play in fostering intergenerational justice—ensuring solutions to global challenges are developed in a way that takes the interests and rights of future generations into account. University leaders discussed how they can work in coordination with the G7 and other intergovernmental organizations as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic disproportionately impacts the futures and hopes of youth worldwide. Topics for discussion included youth mental health, the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment and global learning opportunities, ethical applications of artificial intelligence and more. The Summit also included youth voices from around the world sharing their visions for the future of higher education, and culminated in new and renewed commitments to fostering educational and economic opportunity for the next generation.