December 12, 2021

YSEALI Academy announced the launch of Public Policy Seminar

December 12, 2021

On December 13, 2021, the YSEALI Academy at Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) officially announced the launch of its first seminar in 2022 on Public Policy. The seminar’s topic will focus on Regional Environment and Resilient Development and is now open for application until January 9, 2022.  

Launched in 2020, YSEALI Academy’s main mission is to organize seminars and workshops fostering the capacity for young professionals, juniors and middle management levels aged 25-40 from across Southeast Asia. In 2022, YSEALI Academy plans to offer four seminars addressing challenging issues facing the region such as environment and development, digital economy, entrepreneurship, and green finance for sustainable future. 

The aim of the two-week Public Policy seminar is to provide an overview of environmental challenges to Southeast Asia and how to cope with them by resilient development. With economic and policymaking perspectives, it will focus on selected environmental issues facing Southeast Asia, including environmental pollution, water security, climate change, oil and gas exploration, upstream hydropower dam, and carbon intensity in exports. The seminar combines theoretical and experiential learning and includes high-impact practical experiences relating to maximize the engagement of participants.  

The seminar will be offered by faculty from Fulbright University, international and regional academic scholars from leading universities, and industry experts from MNCs to develop and deliver learning materials and activities that are academically rigorous and yet practical to young professionals in ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. 

The Public Policy seminar on Regional Environment and Resilient Development will be open to 35 YSEALI fellows who are young professionals with interests in environmental development, environmental science and sustainability. Once selected, all participants will be fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. Participants will be required to commit at least 36 hours for online seminar activities and approximately 12 additional hours for individual and group assignments over a period of 2 weeks. Some sessions will be offered during working hours. 

Seminar schedule:

  • Enrollment: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022 
  • Participant selection announced: February 18, 2022 
  • Seminar dates: March 14 – 25, 2022 (two weeks, ten working days, Monday – Friday) 

 To find out more about the seminar program: https://yseali.fulbright.edu.vn/en/seminars/seminars-2022/public-policy-march-2022/

 To apply: https://yseali.fulbright.edu.vn/apply/  

 “We hope to support young leaders, those who want to build their leadership competencies and be the leaders of tomorrow that the region is looking for, through the seminar series at YSEALI Academy,” emphasized Le Vu Quan, PhD, Director of YSEALI Academy.  

“Southeast Asia is one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change. Young leaders in this region must act immediately and decisively in post-COP26 to prevent devastating environmental consequences,” added Huynh Trung Dung, public policy lead faculty. 

Regrettably, due to COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, we have to offer the Public Policy seminar virtually. However, we will ensure that there will be many opportunities to enhance learning and leading experiences and networking opportunities.  

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