The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking four alumni to represent ANU at the 2013 Global Emerging Voices program. Successful applicants will receive full funding to attend two weeks of discussions and activities in Europe.
Taking place between Brussels, Berlin and Turin, the program brings together young leaders from around the world to discuss the rise of China, and its impact on the world. The program is 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 and the Australian Centre on China in the World will cover return airfares, as well as funding for local travel, accommodation and meals for the four successful applicants.
“The Global Emerging Voices program brings together a community of leading young European, North American, 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.
“Successful applicants will be chosen based on academic merit, professional achievements and their demonstrated interest or engagement with China.”
Justin Liang, a master’s of international affairs graduate, was one of four GEV fellows representing ANU in 2012.
“GEV was a tremendously rewarding experience--one of the most intellectually stimulating and well organised programs I've ever attended,” he said.
“The calibre of participants and speakers, combined with the variety of activities and locations, made it especially worthwhile. I have only positive feedback to provide and could not be more appreciative of having been selected as the sole American representative.”
For more information and to apply see the College's alumni page.
More: Read an opinion piece by Justin Liang on China’s performance at the 2012 Olympics and what it means for the nation’s economic development at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.