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Asia Pacific Leadership Program

East-West Center


Fellowships are available for the Asia-Pacific Leadership Program, an innovative certificate program designed to meet evolving needs in the Asia-Pacific region during a time of increasing regional interdependence. It will create a network of leaders from the United States, Asia and the Pacific, who are familiar with the issues and cultures of the region and trained to exercise leadership toward the well-being of the countries and peoples of the region. The program has been established at the East-West Center through generous funding support from the Freeman Foundation.

The program will consist of a Core Seminar on the critical issues of the region, leadership training, group projects, individualized study, and a field seminar with travel to several locations in the region.

Participants will live at the East-West Center's international residence halls and have opportunities to interact with students, researchers, policymakers, journalists, and other professionals who participate in the Center's programs.


Bachelor’s Degree
Applicants must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. college or university or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Equivalency is determined by the University of Hawai`i.

Professional Status
The Asia-Pacific Leadership Program combines the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Applications are accepted from the following candidates:
· Mid-career professionals
· High-potential early-career professionals
· Mature students currently in graduate school or soon to enter graduate school


February 15, 2006.

Program Dates

Five-months Program lasts August 7, 2006 to December 12, 2006
Nine-months Program lasts August 7, 2006 to May 11, 2006

Application Includes:

-cover letter
-resume or curriculum vitae
-500 word essay
-optional additional essay and/or financial disclosure/scholarship application

For more information and application materials

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