The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking four alumni to represent the College and ANU at the 2012 Global Emerging Voices program. Successful applicants will receive full funding to attend the two-week event.
Taking place in Torino, Italy, the program brings together young leaders from around the world to discuss the rise of China and its impact on the world. The program will be hosted by the Torino World Affairs Institute, which aims to increase dialogue and understanding between Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Chair of the selection panel, Dr Luigi Tomba, said the College would choose four alumni from four different countries. Successful applicants will be provided with return airfares, as well as funding for local travel, accommodation and meals.
“The Global Emerging Voices program was established in 2011 with the objective of bringing together a community of leading young EU and Asia-Pacific scholars and professionals committed to bilateral dialogue and understanding of the changing perspectives on global governance in light of China's re-emergence,” said Dr Tomba.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the next generation of scholars, researchers and policy-makers who are interested in and dealing with one of the biggest issues in international affairs today.
“This year the College is pleased to announce four fellowships to attend the program. To be eligible for the fellowship applicants must have graduated from one of the teaching centres in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. This includes the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Regulatory Institutions Network, the Faculty of Asian Studies and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy.
“Successful applicants will be chosen based on academic merit, professional achievements and their demonstrated interest or engagement with China.”
2011 fellow and College graduate Henry Makeham said the program should not be missed by anyone with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region and global affairs.
“The program offers a richly rewarding intellectual, cultural, social and professional opportunity to analyse our region from outside the Australasian bubble, and develop connections with key EU and regional foreign policy stakeholders,” said Mr Makeham.
“The program offers a two-week tour de force on EU-Asia-Pacific relations in light of the current global shift of power and China's rise. Fellows are exposed to a selection of the EU's most influential scholars, think tank analysts, businessmen and policy-makers.”
The fellowships are being supported by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and Australian Centre on China in the World. Applications close on Thursday, 1 March.