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New Fellowships for 2012 - 2013 Available

The East-West Center is pleased to invite applications for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) for the 2011 - 2012 year. The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region and a signature program of the East-West Center.

Currently celebrating its 11th anniversary, the APLP has created a network of 400 dynamic leaders in 53 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community. Upon acceptance, all participants receive a fellowship valued at approximately $15,000 USD to cover the majority of the program costs.

Program Goals

The Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

From August - December 2012, 40 Fellows from around the globe will join regional specialists and leadership educators in a dynamic learning community. Through APLP, Fellows will:

  • Explore leadership techniques and tools
  • Analyze personal leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Grasp and be able to communicate implications of regional and global trends
  • Survey a wide range of content including climate change, demographics, international relations and global markets
  • Connect with a diverse range of global specialists and researchers
  • Forge deeper intercultural communication skills and join a lifelong learning community at the East-West Center
  • Develop enhanced abilities to navigate regional and personal change  

    From January - April 2013, Fellows have the option to participate in extended fieldwork in Southeast Asia, internships, self-designed projects or an employment experience.

  • A wide range of supplemental scholarships are available. 
    Application and Eligibility Details

    For more information about the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, please visit our website at:

    For inquiries, contact us via email at or call us via Skype (AsiaPacificLeadershipProgram).

    The APLP was established through generous funding support from the Freeman Foundation. 

    Recruitment for
    2012 - 2013 is open

    Priority Deadline: 
    December 1, 2011

    Honolulu, Hawaii

    The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.

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