2018 Young Leaders Institute: China


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:

  • Investigate the world
  • Recognize perspectives
  • Communicate ideas
  • Take action

For 2018, Asia Society is offering three different sessions. The first session will focus on China and address the following issues (subject to change). Asia Society staff will also arrange a field trip on one of the days of the week.

  • Anti-corruption and political reform in China
  • Chinese foreign affairs and its role in international institutions
  • Chinese innovation and economic growth
  • Chinese technology and the media
  • Social affairs and environmental sustainability
  • U.S.-China relations in the 21st century
  • Women and social issues in China

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. All content provided will help students form arguments when taking the side of an issue and be invaluable when presenting policy recommendations on the Institute’s last day.

Over 70 students benefited from the Young Leaders Institute in 2016 and 2017. For questions, please contact Paul Pass, Business & Policy Programs Manager, at PPass@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9915.

Additional Sessions

Session 2: India | Monday, July 16–Friday, July 20
Session 3: Middle East | Monday, July 30–Friday, August 3

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

Program Sponsors

Event Details

Mon 11 Jun 2018 - Fri 15 Jun 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004

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