Brigham Young University
Accepting Applications for New Generation Seminar

Accepting Applications for New Generation Seminar

“Social and Economic Transformation in Asia Pacific”
30 September–13 October
Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Beijing, China, Seoul, Korea
Application deadline: Friday, 19 July

Each year the East-West Center invites rising young leaders from the United States and Asia Pacific to participate in The New Generation Seminar (NGS), a two-week intensive educational, dialogue, and study tour travel program. The program is developed around a thematic focus and provides participants with an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of Asia Pacific–U.S. developments and challenges, build a regional network and to become leaders with a more international perspective. The first week of the program is held in Hawaii. In discussions with East–West Center researchers, other experts in the Hawaii community and one another, participants are introduced to key regional policy issues such as international relations, security, economics, population, health and environment. The second week involves field travel to either the U.S. or Asia–Pacific for exploration of the program theme.

Funding
Through a grant from the Freeman Foundation, the East–West Center covers air and ground travel as well as modest meals, lodging and program-related expenses for the participants during the two-week program. Participants will be responsible for their own visa fees and visa-related expenses.

Who Can Apply
NGS involves ten to twelve participants aged mid-twenties to late thirties, approximately six to eight from Asia Pacific and three to four from the United States. The program seeks to engage “communicators” and “leaders,” those individuals who are in a position to shape and influence policy and decision-making in their countries, regions or local communities. The program targets elected officials because of their direct influence on policy but also includes others involved in politics, governance or community leadership.

How to Apply
Participation in the New Generation Seminar is a competitive process. Nominations are received from a variety of U.S. and Asia–Pacific organizations and qualified individuals are welcome to submit applications on their own. The applications and nominations are reviewed by an East–West Center Selection Committee, which makes the final selection of candidates.

Learn more and apply now.

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