New Generation Seminar

2016 New Generation Seminar—Now Accepting Applications

Theme: “Cultural Heritage and Identity in a Globalizing, Urbanizing World”
Dates: September 18-October 1, 2016
: Honolulu, Hawaii; Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Yangon, Myanmar
Application Deadline: Monday, June 13

The New Generation Seminar, now in its 25th year, is an intensive two-week study, dialogue and travel program that provides the next generation of Asia Pacific and American leaders an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of key regional issues, discuss policy options for common challenges and build an international network. The program is organized to provide a grounding in the big picture regional issues as well as a deeper understanding of a thematic focus, selected to reflect a timely and important challenge or trend that affects countries across the region.

Participants spend one week at the East-West Center in Honolulu focusing on broad regional issues followed by one-week of study travel to two cities in Asia or the United States focused on the theme. Through 24 years of the East-West Center’s two-week New Generation Seminar 353 rising regional leaders have broadened their vision, deepened their knowledge and internationalized their perspectives.

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