19 January 2007

Fellowships in the Graduate Certificate Program at the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East West Center, Hawaii (Deadline: Feb 15 2007)


Entering its sixth year, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the program is creating a network of dynamic leaders from around the world who are familiar with the critical issues and cultures of the Asia Pacific region and trained to work collaboratively. The program involves intensive coursework and field studies. All participants receive an APLP Entry Fellowship valued at approximately $10,000.

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP Fellows come together from all walks of life, including areas as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and the academe. Participants will gain a broad regional perspective, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region, and be trained to exercise collaborative leadership and promote cooperation toward the well-being of the countries and peoples of the region. The APLP empowers future leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century. The program was established through generous funding support from the Freeman Foundation.

Application Forms and Fellowships
For more information about the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, as well as application forms and fellowship opportunities, please visit our website at: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp <http://www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp>

Recruitment for 2007-08 is open. Places are limited. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline is February 15, 2007.

East-West Center
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.