Apply to be a Delegate for Strait Talk at Berkeley

Are you a student or young professional committed to international peace? Interested in conflict resolution, international relations, East Asia, or constructive dialogue? Ready to participate in an intensive, skill-building week to invest in a future based on mutual understanding?

Founded by undergraduate students, Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-focused program that fosters peaceful progress and constructive dialogue in the Taiwan Strait. We achieve this by educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. We look for student leaders who are committed to peace, social justice, and activism to participate as symposium delegates.

We are now accepting applications for Berkeley’s 3rd annual Strait Talk Symposium from April 7tth to 13th. A week long session that uses Interactive Conflict Resolution as a method for fostering dialogue between students from the US, China and Taiwan. We are looking for passionate students to represent the United States perspective of the cross-strait issue. Attending the symposium as a delegate is a unique experience to participate in peace-building dialogue, work with interested and equally committed people and make a small step towards peace. The Strait Talk symposium is an excellent way to meet other student leaders outside the US and become involved in a real and important effort to foster peace between the US, China, and Taiwan.

Applications are available on our website at straittalk.org. Applications will be accepted until February 21st, 2011. If you have any questions e-mail us at [email protected]

If you would like to participate in Strait Talk without being a delegate, students are more than welcome to join the organizing committee. Send us an email at [email protected]

Strait Talk is a nonprofit, student-run, student-centered conflict transformation and dialogue program focused on the Taiwan Strait conflict and US-China relations. We bring together university leaders from Taiwan and Mainland China, as well as the US, to help jump-start a movement toward sustainable peace in the region through forming powerful communities and facilitating meaningful dialogue.

Founded in 2005 at Brown University, Strait Talk partnered with the UC Berkeley campus in 2008 and ran an incredibly successful symposium in March, 2009 and April, 2010. See the write-up we got in Asian Week magazine: http://www.asianweek.com/2009/04/22/straight-talk-from-strait-talk/ . We are looking to build on last year’s success and give Cal’s emerging student leaders the opportunity to help this Symposium blossom into something not only worthwhile, but historic.

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