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US Department of State's Bureau for European & Eurasian Affairs Young Leaders Conference in Prague (for US Citizens who are grad students)

crossposted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network
For more information, eligibility requirements, and to download the application, please visit our website: www.iie.org/ylda.

Completed applications and letters of recommendation (one required with application) must be received by 11:59 PM on September 12, 2010 to be considered for the award.

IIE is currently accepting applications for participation in the Young Leaders Conference in Prague. The conference is fully-funded, meaning all domestic and international airfare, lodging, meals, medical insurance, cultural activities and other program materials will be covered. Please see How to Apply for details on eligibility and how to apply.

The Young Leaders Dialogue with America, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), provides opportunities for strategic learning and exchange between emerging
leaders of Central Europe and the Baltic States and their U.S. counterparts on issues of critical mutual concern.

he U.S. Department of State's Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs is pleased to announce the Young Leaders Conference in Prague, as a follow on to the U.S. study tour, scheduled for November 6 - 12, 2010. Nearly two hundred young leaders from Central Europe, the Baltic
States and the United States will gather for one week to dialogue on issues of critical concern to the region and the world. Forty eight U.S. participants will be selected by IIE to attend the conference with approximately 150 of their European peers, including the 47 Alumni of
the Young Leaders Dialogue with America Program (YLDA) that took place in February 2010.

The Young Leaders Conference will provide participants ample opportunities for meaningful interaction and exchange. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers, attend professional development workshops, and participate in cross-disciplinary panel discussions across the three
dialogue themes. In addition, a primary focus of the conference will be for participants to develop collaborative group projects, which can be submitted for funding consideration. Up to $90,000 will be available for award-winning projects.

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
* U.S. Citizen
* Currently in a graduate degree program or working in a field broadly related to one of the three Dialogues: Trans-Atlantic Security, Tolerance and Diversity, or Environmental Issues
* Young professional with no more than 7 years of professional experience
* Able to travel to Prague and attend all conference activities scheduled from November 6 to 12, 2010

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