Inadequate leadership training fails to prepare our leaders to meet the complex challenges presented by the modern world. PGLF’s mission is to cultivate and prepare a network of innovative leaders who excel at bridging across diverse disciplines, demographics, and divides.

Since its founding in 2012, PGLF has prepared a diverse group of delegates from over 100 countries and with an array of professional backgrounds ranging from Rhodes Scholars to elected government officials to physicians to non-profit leaders and CEOs. Through intensive Socratic seminars with scholar-teacher-mentors, delegates are challenged to expand their conception of leadership through a rigorous curriculum that unites both theory and practice.

PGLF is led by its founder, Dr. Sam Potolicchio, who is Professor, Department Chairman and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Potolicchio has been named one of the “Best Professors in America” by the Princeton Review and a future leader of higher education by the Association of Colleges and Universities. He was also profiled in a cover story on his leadership curriculum by Newsweek Japan as the "Best Professor in America". PGLF’s faculty comprises top professors from Oxford, Georgetown, Harvard, and Columbia along with a distinguished group of national politicians and business leaders.