In November 2020, Rihém Sejil (Tunisia) attended two conferences at the Geneva Peace Week, a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding. The first conference was titled The Storytelling Community as Peacebuilders, while the second was titled Prevention and Sustaining Peace: Human Rights in Action. This forum allowed Sejil to meet and interact with government officials, human rights advocates and UN officers from around the world. Furthermore, she gained more insight into the question of peacebuilding in a polarized world and the importance of sustaining human rights in promoting global peace.
Moreover, Sejil mentored Junior Chamber International (JCI) members in Tunisia on “How to Ace a Debate?” She was the team captain of the winning team in the JCI debate championship for her region. Her team was qualified to compete nationally in the JCI Tunisia National Debate Championship (semi-finalists).
For Sejil, her participation in the debates this round was a unique experience that enhanced her self-efficacy. Sejil has also submitted an entry for the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) wall poster competition at AUC.