Young Leaders Institute 2016: ChinaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Cultivating Global Leaders for the 21st Century
The deadline to submit an application has passed, and all spaces have been filled. Students accepted into the program have been notified. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Kleinkort at KKleinkort@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9939.
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. Most students do not understand the nature of global challenges, such as terrorism, climate change, human-environmental interactions, world trade, demographic change, and global conflict1. In 2016, YLI will focus on China’s global challenges, including: cybersecurity, climate change and energy cooperation, and military challenges involving the South China Sea. Students will engage in the four tenets of global competency:
- Investigate the world
- Recognize perspectives
- Communicate ideas
- 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. Please see the "Applications" section for instructions on how to apply.
If you have questions, please contact Kelly Kleinkort, Director of Education, Business & Policy, at KKleinkort@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9939.
- Students will practice and refine critical thinking, research, writing, debate, and presentation skills with coaching from ASTC staff and local experts
- Students will gain a deeper understanding of political, social, economic, and environmental issues in Asia and their local impact
- Students will learn how to work collaboratively in a team to create cohesive research presentations
Students interested in participating in the Young Leaders Institute should complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation online through the link below. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 15, 2016. Students will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Due to a generous donation, the institute will be offered free of charge in 2016. The application process is competitive and spaces are limited.
Asia Society is no longer accepting applications.
1Reimers, Fernando M. “Global Competency.” Harvard International Review 30, no.4 (2009)p.24