2023 Young Leaders Institute: Equality and Human DevelopmentVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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In a world more globally connected than ever before, leaders need to be well-prepared with the right knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors to be successful. Asia Society Texas' Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long summer program for high school students that promotes global competence, elevates leadership skills, and connects students from across diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Since launching in 2016, YLI has provided new perspectives and strengthened skills for more than 400 students. The Institute's eighth year invites students to explore some of the most timely, relevant global issues for young leaders today.
Session 2: Equality and Human Development
Schedule: Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21, 2023・8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Daily
Location: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
Students accepted for this session will receive an email and informational packet approximately one week before the start date.
What topics might be discussed during the Equality and Human Development session?
- Income and wealth inequality
- Economic development and equality
- Indices to measure inequality and human development
- UN sustainable development goals
- Public policies to address inequality
- Gender equality
- Microfinance initiatives in Asia and local economies
- Initiatives to address inequality in Houston
- Access to healthcare and education
Speakers will be announced soon.
Session 1: Energy and Renewables
Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023・8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Daily
Explore the groundbreaking discoveries and debates around energy and renewables, including the roles played by transitioning industries, new technology, and world governments relating to developing economies and the need to guarantee a sustainable future.
Session 3: The Geopolitics of Space
Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4, 2023・8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Daily
Learn more about the complex dynamics of international cooperation and competition in outer space exploration, and examine the outcomes of space research and policy as they relate to politics, economy, public safety, environment, communications, and human development.
"From the Young Leaders Institute, I have learned that good leaders not only take charge of situations and adapt to crises, they also serve to diverse communities and communicate their ideas purposefully and consciously. After participating in YLI this week, my personal leadership style will become more communication-focused and emphasize understanding and empathy." — 2022 International Security and Defense student
"Yes, [I would recommend YLI]! This was very informative and I'm sure that my friends would enjoy it! I also loved being treated like a policy maker, as I am very interested in these issues. The feedback was good and I will definitely be using the info and strategies that I learned from this session in my every day." — 2021 U.S.–China Relations student
"The most important thing i learned this week was learning to not only listen to others, but also to learn how to combine key skills like research, teamwork, policy, and presentation (as demonstrated by many of the speakers who spoke to us this week). I also learned the importance of being thoughtful towards others." — 2021 Public Health student
"A good leader is open-minded, considerate, and enthusiastic. After attending YLI, I will become more positive. A positive attitude is contagious and will encourage other people to be more open to each other's ideas." — 2021 Social Justice and Civic Engagement student
The Young Leaders Institute is presented by BP America. Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Cathay Bank Foundation and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004