This year guests from 34 countries including Great Britain, Serbia, Spain, Romania, Brazil and others are participating in PGLS.
The educational program of the summit has a layered structure. Participants receive both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This year the main speakers invited to the summit are Oxford Professor Branden Thornhill-Miller and Princeton Professor Grigore Pop-Eleches. Part of the classes conducted by Sam Potolicchio (the head of the project) are completely interactive: for example, there are question and answer sessions, interview workshops and public speeches.
Branden Thornhill-Miller, a professor at Oxford and the Sorbonne, told summit participants about why leaders need a psychology: “Without a precise understanding of who you are in any case, you will be unable to manage others. Knowledge of psychology helps you determine your weak and strong points, and this is the first step towards leadership,” the professor said.