Monday, August 30, 2010

Accepting Applications: Young Leaders Dialogue with America

Today's post comes at the thoughtful suggestion of YNPN-TC board member, Leah Lundquist, who will be starting her graduate studies this fall at the Humphrey Institute and completing an assistantship with the Center for Integrative Leadership. Thanks for sending this our way and good luck as you head back to school, Leah!

The Young Leaders Dialogue with America, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), provides opportunities for strategic learning and exchange between emerging leaders of Central Europe and the Baltic States and their U.S. counterparts on issues of critical mutual concern. The program connects young leaders to exchange ideas and information around three “Dialogue” themes: New Challenges in Trans-Atlantic Security, Climate Change and Environmental Issues, and Tolerance and Diversity.
IIE is currently accepting applications for participation in the Young Leaders Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, which will take place November 6 – 12, 2010. All eligible U.S. candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Currently in a graduate degree program or working in a field broadly related to one of the three Dialogues: Trans-Atlantic Security, Tolerance and Diversity, or Environmental Issues
  • Young professional with no more than 7 years of professional experience
  • Able to travel to Prague and attend all conference activities scheduled from November 6 to 12, 2010
To attend the Young Leaders Conference, interested persons should download and complete the application. Completed applications and letters of recommendation (one required with application) must be received by 11:59 PM on September 12, 2010 to be considered for the award.

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