Global Emerging Voices (GEV) program 2012
2011 GEV Fellow
The Global Emerging Voices program was established in 2011 with the objective of facilitating the coming together of a community of leading young EU and Asia-Pacific scholars and professionals committed to bilateral dialogue and a nuanced understanding of the changing perspectives on global governance in light of China's re-emergence.
Through the Global Emerging Voices (GEV) program, T.wai aims to contribute to a substantive multilateral dialogue between Europe and the Asia Pacific by facilitating the coming together, on a yearly basis, of leading young EU and Asian scholars and professionals committed to discussing the changing perspectives of international order in light of China’s return to global prominence.
The GEVs fellowship program was established in 2011 and it is currently coordinated by T.wai in partnership with Stiftung Mercator (Berlin centre), the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Brussels office) and the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific and Australian Centre for China in the World.
Each year between 10 and 12 GEV fellows are offered the opportunity to spend two weeks in Berlin, Brussels and Torino to engage in an international conversation on the changing dynamics of international politics. The bulk of the group consists of promising young individuals coming from the Asia-Pacific region, where they operate in academia, policy-making and business. A minority of European and American participants with extensive experience on Asia-Pacific affairs are admitted as well.
Fellows are called upon to examine a variety of issues from different academic and policy angles, sharing analyses with their European peers and with leaders from the realms of EU policy-making, business, media and academia.
During their stay in Berlin and Brussels, fellows are asked to engage in closed-doors workshops, scenario-making exercises, and public seminars. They contribute to debates on current developments in the Asia-Pacific, their impact on the international order, and their relevance with regards to relations with Europe. Conversely, they are exposed to European approaches to the same issues from different political and disciplinary standpoints.
While in Italy, fellows are asked to contribute collectively and individually within the context of the TOChina Summer School, one of Europe's premier short-term, intensive courses on contemporary China's politics, political economy and foreign policy.
Applicants for the program are admitted based on academic merit, professional achievements and individual potential, and they are drawn from some of the most influential institutions in the Asia Pacific, which may become associate partners of the GEVs program for that specific year.
Applications (CV, personal statement, institutional affiliation, institution profile) and enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com.