Invitation to Brown University Strait Talk Symposium 2017

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting people from China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you an open-minded individual who is prepared to engage in an intellectually stimulating dialogue with people from all sides of the issue? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to 2017 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium, held at Brown University from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its twelfth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn about and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many delegates to go on to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns and around the world.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, the US and China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to come up with feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18-32) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations to the symposium. Application forms and additional information can be found on our website: straittalkbrown.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at stboard.brown@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 20, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

2017 Global Health Symposium in Detroit

The 2017 Global Health Symposium will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The Symposium will be welcoming speakers from Bangladesh, Colombia, Cuba, Lao PDR, Mexico, and more presenting on topics such as policy change, global to local learning, and improved access to care. Please see the attached brochure for more details.

Only 11 days remain to submit your abstracts for consideration for this year’s Symposium. In line with 2017’s theme: “Implementation to Impact – Improving Health at Home and Abroad,” abstracts from any discipline are welcomed. Submission instructions can be found in the attached brochure. The abstract deadline is Monday, July 17th, 2017.

Early-bird registration is now open – register online at: https://hfhs.eventsair.com/CEPortal/hfhs/cmeand search “Global Health.”

If you have any questions, please contact ghi@hfhs.org.

Invitation to Brown University Strait Talk Symposium 2017

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting people from China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you an open-minded individual who is prepared to engage in an intellectually stimulating dialogue with people from all sides of the issue? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to 2017 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium, held at Brown University from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its twelfth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn about and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many delegates to go on to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns and around the world.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, the US and China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to come up with feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18-32) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations to the symposium. Application forms and additional information can be found on the website: straittalkbrown.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email stboard.brown@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 1, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

WorldTeach May Program Updates!

New WorldTeach Summer Professional Development Program in India

WorldTeach summer programs offer a unique combination of local cultural immersion and skills development. All programs feature the specialized and accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) professional development program. This is a globally recognized certification program enabling a host of international job opportunities post-graduation.

WorldTeach India – Learn how to advocate for climate justice for the migratory communities at the foothills of the Himalayas. You will live in stunning Ladakh with a local monastery or family, studying the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that communities have access to technology skills and English. Apply by May 15th with departure in early July.

WorldTeach Summer Program Resources

Coastal Ecuador Teaching Program – Apply by May 12th

Improve your Spanish skills while exploring the beautiful coastline of Ecuador. WorldTeach is excited to announce an immediate opportunity to volunteer as an English teacher in K-12 schools along the coastal region of this magnificent country. Operated by the Edificar Foundation, a partner of WorldTeach, and the Ministry of Education in Ecuador, the program recruits quality applicants to begin in June 2017. Interested? Email coastalecuador@worldteach.org to begin your application or click here to learn more! Apply by May 12th!

WorldTeach Climate and Ocean Education Symposium

WorldTeach is concerned about how we are harming the future with our collective, negative impact on the world’s ocean. WorldTeach wants to do its part to promote awareness and protect the coastal and marine ecosystems.

We all depend on the same ocean. It is the very “foundation of human life” according to the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea.

This is why WorldTeach has teamed up with Stevenson School and the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute (MBARI) to offer the first Symposium on Ocean and Climate Education. Please consider joining from June 19th-23, 2017 in Pebble Beach, CA as we learn about the latest in marine and climate science, and are guided in using data to educate our own communities about the fate of our ocean. Invited guests include field researchers from Stanford Hopkins Marine Station and representatives from environmental and education agencies in the Marshall Islands, American Samoa and Micronesia.

The Symposium partners are generously contributing their time and resources to this effort, enabling us to price this conference at cost for $350, including meals, accommodations, outdoor excursion, and all symposium fees. Here is a brochure with more information. To register, email to indicate your interest to symposium@worldteach.org before May 20th.

 

U-M Women in Health Leadership Summit 3/24

You’re invited to the Women in Health Leadership at the School of Public Health’s 3rd annual Leadership Summit, Leading in a World of Change! This event will engage leaders across disciplines to discuss strategies for leading in contexts of uncertainty.

WiHL’s Leadership Summit is both a learning and a networking opportunity. It will deliver practical strategies to clarify your career path, cultivate your professional development, and increase your capacity for leadership. The summit includes speakers such as, Joy D. Calloway of New Center Community Services of Detroit, Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s Community of Business, and Paula Lantz from the Ford School of Public Policy. This event has limited space capacity so register now to guarantee your spot!

When: Friday, 3/24 2:30-5:30PM (Reception 5:30-7PM)

Where: The Michigan League, Reception: HopCat

Cost: WiHL Member: Free!, Non-WiHL Member: $5

Payment Method: Venmo or check to Women in Health Leadership

Register HERE by March 17th!

If you have any questions, please contact Women in Health Leadership at wihlboard@umich.edu.

Calling Future Policymakers: Women in Global Policy Seminar May 2017

Be a difference maker. Be a game changer. Join the PLEN community today!
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PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) welcomes all college women and recent graduates interested in policy career opportunities to the Women in Global Policy seminar from May 15-19, 2017.
College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world.

Discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. Network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country.

Learn about policy, from policymakers, in the room where it happens. 
Scholarships are available! Visit plen.org/programs/seminars/global/globalscholar
 
For more information and to register for Women in Global Policy, visit plen.org/global.
Questions? Contact Samantha Kovacs, Program Coordinator, at skovacs@plen.org or by phone 202-872-1585.

Deadlines:
Scholarship Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 3
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 17