- Dates: 21 September – 5 October 2014
- Theme: “The Realities of a Changing Climate: Meeting the Challenge”
- Destinations: Honolulu, Hawaii; Miami, Florida; and Washington, DC
- Application Deadline: 30 June 2014
Programme: Now in its 24th year, the New Generation Seminar is an intensive two-week study, dialogue and travel program that provides the next generation of Asia Pacific and American leaders an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of key Asia-Pacific developments, discuss policy options for common challenges, build an international network, and become leaders with a more international perspective. The first week of the program is held in Hawaii and focuses on key regional policy issues such as international relations, security, economics, population, health and environment. The second week involves field travel to either the United States or Asia Pacific for exploration of the program theme. Please see the full announcement for details about this year’s theme.
Who can apply: The New Generation Seminar seeks to engage young leaders aged 25-40, from Asia Pacific and the United States who are in a position to influence policy, shape public opinion and lead action. The strongest candidates for the program will be elected officials and other political, business, law and community leaders or communicators with broad-based policy knowledge and influence and/or demonstrated leadership in their countries and communities. Social and business entrepreneurs also make strong candidates. Candidates typically are not specialists in the program theme, but those in public service, business or community leadership who want to deepen their knowledge of and ability to lead on this issue.
Funding: Through East-West Center and private funding, up to 15 selected candidates will be offered full or partial funding. Full funding would cover air and ground travel as well as modest meals, lodging and program-related expenses during the two-week program. Participants will be responsible for their own visa fees and visa related expenses, travel/health insurance and personal incidentals.
For full information about the program and how to apply please visit: www.eastwestcenter.org/ngs