Sept 30, Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau

The Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau is accepting applications for this year’s winter program which takes place from 20 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Applications are due by September 30, 2015.

Program Overview: 
The Caux Scholars Program - Asia Plateau (CSP-AP) is a three week peacebuilding and sustainable development institute for young leaders. It invites youth leaders, community organizers, and scholars from different countries and cultural backgrounds to learn and experience the integration of sustainable development and peacebuilding, including with issues such as trauma healing, human rights and gender, restorative justice, and non-violent action. CSP-AP also aims to instill principled leadership by focusing on introspection and personal understanding, and interfaith and intercultural experiences. In addition to theoretical approaches to conflict, peace and development, the program aims to develop practical skills in negotiation, building local capacity, applied theater in peacebuilding, community mobilization, and understanding cultures. Our goal is to endow young people with a sophisticated multi-cultural and global perspective on peace and development--and to equip future leaders with the inspiration to be the change they want to see in the world and the practical skills to do so.
Applicant requirements: 
Be between the ages of 18 and 35 • Have a high level of academic achievement • Demonstrate leadership qualities and commitment to public or community service • Exhibit interest in the ethical dimensions of world affairs • Possess openness to a multi-cultural learning experience • Two letters of recommendation • 500-word essay describing why you would like to participate in this program • Application form is available at our website:
An alumni of the program shared: "in CSP-AP, I learned things the Peace Builder's way, where we donate selflessness through our empathy more than just our intellect, our acceptance of diversity more than superiority, our open-mindedness more than our judgment, our reason more than our rants, our pure intentions more than just public opinion, our hopes more than our apathy, our forgiveness more than or fears and love more than our anger."
Email: cauxsp@us.iofc.org

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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