Leadership Programs


The following organizations provide specialized programming to promote leadership and excellence in the Pacific Islands

 

Omidyar Fellows - Hawaii Leadership Forum

The first program of the Hawaii Leadership Forum—Omidyar Fellows—is designed to enhance the capabilities of emerging leaders who can mobilize other individuals and organizations to create positive and lasting change.

 

Young Leaders Program - Pacific Forum CSIS

The Young Leaders Program serves as a catalyst for training young professionals in international policy affairs at an early juncture in their careers. The Young Leaders Program at Pacific Forum CSIS selects up-and-coming young professionals and post-graduate students to participate in a series of Pacific Forum policy dialogues and conferences, which are normally limited to seasoned experts. The program serves as a catalyst for training young professionals in international policy affairs at an early juncture in their careers, while also giving greater voice to the younger generation’s viewpoints within the elite circles of policy specialists. Once selected as a Young Leader, you will typically travel internationally to a Pacific Forum CSIS dialogue (three to five days) at least twice a year.

 

Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program - Pacific Forum CSIS

The Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program will help the next generation of Hawaii’s business, government, and community leaders develop a solid knowledge base of the major political, economic, and security issues in the Asia Pacific and to think critically and strategically about Hawaii’s role in the region.

 

Korea Foundation Fellowship - Pacific Forum CSIS

In partnership with the Seoul-based Korea Foundation, Pacific Forum CSIS announces a new resident and nonresident fellowship beginning in 2014. Exclusively for Korean nationals, the Korea Foundation Fellowship is to assist graduate and Ph.D. students obtain research and professional experience in one of the world’s leading foreign policy and security studies think tanks. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet and learn from globally recognized academic, business, government, and military leaders, as well as leading policy experts, to help shape their thinking about the critical security challenges faced by Korea, and the larger Asia-Pacific region.

 

WSD-Handa Fellowship - Pacific Forum CSIS

Through the generosity of the Worldwide Support for Development and Dr. Handa Haruhisha, the Pacific Forum CSIS has established the WSD-Handa Fellowship Program. This fellowship offers both resident and non-resident fellowships to increase East Asian, US and European participation in Pacific Forum programs. The WSD-Handa fellows should already have some knowledge of East Asian security and economic developments and should use this fellowship as an opportunity to take a more in-depth look into these issues and offer solutions for improvement.

 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship - Pacific Forum CSIS

Through the generosity of the Worldwide Support for Development and Dr. Handa Haruhisha, the Pacific Forum CSIS has established the WSD-Handa Fellowship Program. This fellowship offers both resident and non-resident fellowships to increase East Asian, US and European participation in Pacific Forum programs. The WSD-Handa fellows should already have some knowledge of East Asian security and economic developments and should use this fellowship as an opportunity to take a more in-depth look into these issues and offer solutions for improvement.

 

James A. Kelly Fellowship - Pacific Forum CSIS

The James A. Kelly Korean Studies/Fellowship Program will promote academic study, research, and professional career paths focused on Korean Peninsula studies by young Kelly Fellows.

 

Vassey Fellowship - Pacific Forum CSIS

The Lloyd and Lilian Vasey Fellowship Program provides great opportunity to the community of young, promising Asian scholars to develop hands-on expertise in U.S.-Asia policy issues.

 

The Korea Emerging Leaders Program - Pacific Forum CSIS
The Pacific Forum CSIS provides an exclusive group of high school, undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn first hand about foreign affairs through participation in seminars and conferences that are normally limited to international experts. The program will help to educate and train the next generation of business leaders in the Republic of Korea by alerting them to the broader political, security, and economic issues that shape the business environment. Email emerging@pacforum.org for more information.

 

The China Emerging Leaders Program - Pacific Forum CSIS
The Pacific Forum CSIS provides an exclusive group of high school, undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn first hand about foreign affairs through participation in seminars and conferences that are normally limited to international experts. The program will help to educate and train the next generation of business leaders in the People’s Republic of China by alerting them to the broader political, security, and economic issues that shape the business environment. Email emerging@pacforum.org for more information.
The Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program - Pacific Forum CSIS
The Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program is Pacific Forum’s initiative designed to engage Honolulu-based undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals in Asia-Pacific international afairs. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from emerging and senior regional experts. This interactive program will help the next generation of Hawaii’s business, government, and community leaders develop a solid knowledge base of the major political, economic, and security issues in the Asia Pacific and to think critically and strategically about Hawaii’s role in the region. Email joni@pacforum.org for more information.

 

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan - East West Center

The East-West Center is pleased to invite applications for the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP), a new initiative designed to provide opportunities to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a network of young leaders who will contribute to lasting people-to-people relationships across the Pacific, Asia, and United States.

 

United States - South Pacific Studies Program - East West Center

Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, USSP provides educational opportunities for individuals from South Pacific countries to pursue degree study at U.S. institutions in fields relevant to development needs in the Pacific islands region.

 

Health Journalism Fellowships - East West Center

The Health Journalism Fellowships focus on infectious diseases and public health issues in Asia. The program is open to journalists from the US, Asia and the Pacific and includes a study tour in Asia and a post-travel dialogue among participants. The past three programs have taken journalists to China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia. Participants meet with medical and public health specialists both inside and outside of government; community leaders; farmers and businesses; academics; journalists and others to learn how Asian countries are dealing with infectious diseases and what they can do more effectively. Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply.

 

Disaster Management Fellowships - East West Center

The Disaster Management and Resiliency in the Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships program is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Partnership, All-China Journalists Association and the Japan Foreign Press Center/Tokyo. This 14-day professional dialogue, study and travel program is designed for working print, broadcast and online journalists from the United States, Japan, China and those Asian and Oceanic countries bordering the tectonic Pacific Plate. It will introduce participating journalists to a broad range of disaster management activities in the United States, Japan and China as well as post-disaster challenges to political, economic and energy resiliency.

 

ASIAPACIFICED Program - East West Center

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. The Center’s AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools supports the Center’s mission by providing global learning and exchange opportunities for educators and students in the United States and in the Asia Pacific region.

 

Next Generation Seminar - East West Center

The New Generation Seminar, now in its 24th 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.

 

Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar - East West Center

Launched in 2002, the Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar has proven to be an innovative program that provides an opportunity for women leaders across the Asia Pacific region and the United States to gain the skills, confidence and networks necessary to more effectively build their businesses or other enterprises for the benefit of their communities. Investing in women’s capacity as entrepreneurs has an exponential pay off: women’s businesses help feed families and build prosperous communities, while at the same time women business leaders serve as role models to the next generation of girls.

 

Australian-American Leadership Dialogue - East West Center
The Australian American Leadership Dialogue is a bipartisan annual private initiative between Australia and the United States. The Leadership Dialogue brings together senior politicians/parliamentarians, entrepreneurs, journalists and academics from both countries to focus on strategic parameters of the bilateral relationship.The bipartisan Leadership Dialogue aims to advance understanding between American and Australian leaders on matters of designated mutual interest, such as defense, security and conversation about our shared Asia Pacific neighborhood.

 

Next Generation Pacific Artists - Pacific Islands Society
The “Next Generation” (NexGen) Pacific Artists program aims to help promote awareness and appreciation for Pacific artists. Whether it be carving, painting, textile arts, body ornamentation, ceremonial dress, music, dance, spoken word — the program celebrates all of the aspects that make this region’s art so unique and profoundly moving.

 

Pacific Security Scholars - Pacific Islands Society
The Pacific Security Scholars program provides graduate students from Pacific Island Countries will an opportunity to make their voice heard on the most pressing issues in international security, including climate change, 3D printing, biotechnology, and global risks.

 

Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament - Pacific Islands Society
The Pacific Young Leaders on Disarmament challenges college students to consider how nuclear weapons impact the security of Pacific Islanders. The program then provides participants with mechanisms to share their ideas on the global stage.

 

Community Leaders Program - Asian-Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation
Through the Community Leaders Program (CLP), educates its participants about the significant contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, which is often overlooked in leadership programs. CLP is an intensive curriculum that provides training and mentorship to adults and prepares them for leadership positions and advocate for social justice in all communities.

 

 

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