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 Seminar will be held early in October at Honolulu, Hawaii, Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. The topic of the 2011 edition will be “The future of jobs: innovation and industrial policy for economic growth”.
The New Generation Seminar involves 10-12 participants aged mid-20’s to late 30’s, approximately 6-8 from Asia Pacific and 3-4 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. Primarily these leaders will be involves in political process and includes leaders from civil society organizations, media, business and law.
The strongest candidate for the program will be working professionals in their mid-20s to late 30s; political business and community leaders or communicators with broad-based policy knowledge and influence; individuals with limited opportunity for international travel; and candidates fluent in English.
Candidates need not be specialists in the program theme; indeed, as stated above, we prefer candidates with broad based policy profiles who could benefit from deepening their understanding of regional issues as well as the proposed theme. For a summary of the NGS program and full details on participant criteria please download the 21st NGS Background Summary, which could be found at the following link: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/fileadmin/resources/seminars/New_Generation_Seminar/21st_NGS_Background_Summary.pdf
- Application Process
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.
To apply, candidates must submit: 1) Application Cover Sheet; 2) Written statement; 3) One-paragraph professional biography; 4) Copy of resume to include professional and educational background; 5) Two letters of professional recommendation of official letterhead.
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.
Applications will be received until July 27, 2001. Candidates are going to be notified of the results by August 15, 2011. For further information, see: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/policy-dialogue/new-generation-seminar/