Strait Talk Brown University 2018
When and Where
03/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
75 Waterman St
Strait Talk was founded as a nonpartisan organization in 2005 by Brown University undergraduate students to foster peaceful progress and constructive dialogue on Cross Taiwan-Strait Relations by educating, connecting, and inspiring future leaders to seek common ground across the Strait. Strait Talk Brown University is an open forum without a political agenda.
participate in 40+ hours of Interactive Conflict Resolution (ICR) workshops led by Dr. Tatsushi Arai, our facilitator since Strait Talk’s founding in 2005, and attend expert panels which have featured speakers such as Richard Boucher, Douglas H. Paal, Richard Bush, and Stephen Young. The symposium will culminate with presentations at Brown University and another university or think tank. Delegates will be housed with Strait Talk committee members in Brown University’s dormitory complexes.
After the symposium, delegates will join the community of nearly 200 Strait Talk Brown University alumni and have the opportunity to participate as regional representatives for future Strait Talk delegate recruitment.
Applicants must be students and/or young professionals aged 18-35 with knowledge of Cross Taiwan-Strait Relations. Applicants may apply as representatives of of Mainland China, Taiwan, or the United States.
An important aspect of Strait Talk is that the delegations contribute different perspectives to the dialogue, so we ask that you apply to the delegation with which you identify the most. If you are an international student from China or Taiwan studying in a university in the US, we encourage you to apply to the delegations from your respective homes instead.
Applications and financial aid are considered on a rolling basis. Delegation seats are competitive for the five seats of each of the three regions. A total of 15 delegates will be selected to attend.
- Online Application: You will need to submit the application for the region you are applying to represent. This includes the application document itself and any other supporting documents requested in the application. Submit forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interview: Our recruitment team will contact you for a Skype interview once your application has been received. The interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions about Strait Talk and demonstrate your knowledge of Cross Taiwan-Strait Relations. Interviews will be conducted by our Regional Delegation Chairs and other members of Strait Talk’s Steering Committee.
Thanks to our sponsors, Strait Talk is able to offer funding to our delegates. We will do our best to fund each delegate based on financial need. For delegates seeking funding, please complete the financial aid form in the application.