Applications for the 2012 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium are now available! Please find the applications here and more information below.
What is Strait Talk?
Strait Talk is a non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform international conflict by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States and empowering them to strive for peace.
Who should apply?
We are looking for students and/or young professionals (age 18-30) from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States who demonstrate interest in and commitment to peace-building across the Taiwan Strait.
What does the symposium involve?
During the symposium, delegates will participate in Interactive Conflict Resolution (ICR). ICR is an intensive process that requires constant engagement and sensitivity. During the Symposium, delegates are also expected to craft and, later, to implement, a “peace project” that will engage with long-term conflict resolution. Delegates also attend panel discussions on specific aspects of the Taiwan Strait issue.
When is the symposium?
This year’s symposium will take place from October 26-November 2.
Where is the symposium?
The symposium happens at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. At the end of the symposium, there is a brief trip to New York or Washington, D.C.
What do we look for in applicants?
Qualities we find essential in applicants include the ability to listen actively and respectfully, an open mind, and the capacity to navigate social dynamics in constructive dialogue. You must speak fluent English. Other assets include excellent writing and speaking skills and knowledge of the history of the conflict.
What is the application process?
Aspiring delegates should download and submit an application. Upon review of the applications, we may ask for a Skype interview as well.
Looking forward to seeing your applications!