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Asia Pacific Leadership Program Applications Accepted Through Dec 1
HONOLULU (Nov. 12, 2010) – The application deadline for the East-West Center's 2011-12 Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) – considered the premier leadership education program in the Asia Pacific region – is Dec 1, 2010.

Entering its eleventh 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 52 countries. All participants receive a fee-waiver fellowship valued at approximately $15,000.

The program seeks outstanding individuals with proven leadership experience or high leadership potential from across the Asia Pacific region, United States and beyond. All participants have at least a bachelor’s degree, with the majority having graduate degrees as well. The age range of participants is from the mid 20s to mid 40s, with the average age being 32. Approximately 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 become knowledgeable about current and emerging challenges facing the Asia Pacific region and develop the leadership capacities needed to deal with these issues.

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: aplp@eastwestcenter.org , or telephone at: +1 808-944-7744.

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

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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.