Call for Applications for Manila, Philippines, Fact-Finding Trip, October 2018, Deadline March 16

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Call for Applications for Manila, Philippines, Fact-Finding Trip, October 2018, Deadline March 16



The Council’s Asia Dialogues program will lead a one-week fact finding trip (site visit) to Manila, Philippines, during the week of October 22, 2018. The purpose of the trip will be to conduct dialogues with experts and practitioners to explore current issues relating to climate change in Philippine politics and society. Topics of conversation may include: rising sea levels, disaster response, human rights, migration, community resilience, urban planning, civil rights, gender equality, energy policy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.


We hope you consider applying or sharing this opportunity with your colleagues and peers. You can find more details about the program’s history and goals here:



·Citizen of the United States or from one of the following in East Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam;

·A student or a professional under 40 years of age;

·Able to travel to Manila during the week of Oct. 21-27, 2018;

·Students must identify a professor who can oversee their research project;

·Have a demonstrated interest in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and/or climate change

·English proficiency.


Please send your CV and a letter of interest (1,000 words or less) to Amanda Ghanooni ( by March 16, 2018. Your letter should explain: the topic of your independent research project and how traveling to the Philippines will assist that project; your interest in the Philippines and/or climate change; the professor who will oversee your project if you are a student; how your professional experience will relate to this project if you are a young professional.



In addition, we are excited once more announce our Annual Student Research Conference for Thursday, May 10, 2018. Lunch will be served during a networking session, followed by presentations of original research by students from universities across the NYC metro area. Topics can range from human rights, media, international law, justice, accountability, sustainability, and transparency.


The PDF is attached for posting. There are a limited number of presentation slots available. All interested candidates should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. The deadline for the abstract submission is April 6th, 2018.


The best presentation will receive a free year-long membership to the Council’s Carnegie New Leaders program, judged by a panel of academic and business professionals.


If you are interested in submitting, please email your 500 word to Amanda Ghanooni at

Please include your full name, email, university, and major or graduate program. Recent graduates are also welcome to submit!


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