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Applications for Asia Pacific Leadership Program Being Accepted Through Jan. 31
HONOLULU (Dec. 18) – The application deadline for the East-West Center's 2010-11 Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) – considered the premier leadership education program in the Asia Pacific region – is Jan. 31, 2010.

Entering its tenth year, the APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the program has created a network of dynamic leaders in 48 countries. All participants receive a fee-waiver valued at approximately $15,000.

Application forms and detailed information about the program are available on the APLP website at www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp . The program can also be reached by email at: [email protected] , or telephone at: +1 808-944-7744.

The program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, North America and beyond. All participants have at least a bachelor’s degree, with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort, and APLP Fellows come from fields as diverse as government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education. APLP participants will gain broad regional perspectives, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia Pacific region, and be trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation.

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

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The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.