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Highlights From the 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Manila

MANILA — Enjoy these highlights from the 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit held from November 14 to November 16, 2018 in the Philippine capital. The summit brought together 30 members from the class of 2018 as well as more than 60 Asia 21 alumni for a three-day gathering devoted to discussion, networking, and activities. Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo; Senator Benigno "Bam" Aquino (himself an Asia 21 alum); and Dr. Saamdu Chetri, founding executive director of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Centre; were among the featured speakers. (3 min., 41 sec.)


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Arts
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Arts
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Education
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Education
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Lifestyle
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