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2017 Young Leaders’ Institute

In order to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, students need to be globally competent. The Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long program intended to prepare Houston high school students for leadership in a globally interconnected city and world.  Students will engage in the four tenets of global competency:

  1. Investigate the world
  2. Recognize perspectives
  3. Communicate ideas
  4. Take action

Throughout the week, students will learn the value of collaboration as they work in teams, researching, debating, and presenting solutions for the challenges facing our world. They will be mentored throughout the week by Asia Society staff and local experts in their respective fields.

An application is required to be admitted to the program, and the deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, 2017. Due to a generous donation, the Institute will be offered free of charge in 2017. If you have questions, please contact Saleena Jafry at [email protected].

2017 YLI Sessions:

Session 1: China
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Topics for the week on China may include Chinese foreign affairs, cybersecurity, global trade networks, and social issues in the world’s most populous country.  

Session 2: India
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Topics for the week on India may include foreign and regional policy, women's rights, the country’s economic infrastructure and development, population growth, and access to resources. 

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