Model Global Parliament Program

   Patron: Peter Mousaferiadis
Peter Mousaferiadis is founder and CEO of Cultural Infusion, a social organization promoting greater cultural harmony worldwide.
   Director: Pera Wells
Pera Wells is a former Australian diplomat, and former Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.   programs

Program

     A series of model global parliaments is being organized around Australia on the initiative of Pera Wells. They are proving to be a great success, and very popular. The aims are:
  • To publicize the idea of democratic global governance
  • To give students practical experience in standing up and debating some of the vital issues concerning our global village
  • To make students think about global issues, and how to deal with them.
   A Model Global Parliament simulates a democratically constituted global forum for both geopolitical regions and existing globally significant non-governmental networks to work together in identifying global problems and seeking practical and attainable solutions to them.
We see it essentially as an educational platform for students to learn to think and talk together about global issues, using parliamentary procedures. It is an imaginative creation, quite separate from the United Nations or any other international organization. It is intended to enable students to explore new ways of addressing the evident gaps in democratic global governance arrangements and to present, contest and enact ideas about how to shape the future for the benefit of a better world for all living things.

Committees

We have decided to  set up permanent committees to run the MGP program, a national committee and state committees in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. The following interim committee(s) were appointed:  
National Committee                                  
Chair                                      Kelly Wu                    kellywu95@hotmail.com
Secretary                               Grace Strous             grace_strous@hotmail.com  
Sydney Committee                                   
Chair                                      Isobel Healey            isobelveronicahealey@gmail.com
Member Relations               Mia Herrman             mia.herrman@gmail.com
Research                               Anne Hu                    anneehuu7@gmail.com
Logistics                                Vivienne Davies      viviennex29@gmail.com
Committees in Canberra and Melbourne remain to be recruited

Sponsors

 Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney
 Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
 Cultural Infusion
 Department of Modern History, Politics & International Relations, Macquarie University
Institute of Economics and Peace
 Institute for Global Peace and Sustainable Governance
 Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra
 School of Social Sciences, UNSW
 Sydney Democracy Network
 World Citizens Association of Australia

Reports on past Model Global Parliaments

First Model Global Parliament, Melbourne 2012
Second Model Global Parliament, Melbourne 2013
Third Model Global Parliament, Canberra 2013
Fourth Model Global Parliament, Sydney 2013
Seventh Model Global Parliament, Sydney, 2014
Eighth Model Global Parliament, 2015
Ninth Model Global Parliament, 2016
Tenth Model Global Parliament, 2017
The Model Global Parliament website may be found here, and the Facebook page here.
(Last updated November 2017)