Apply to the Strait Talk Symposium at Brown University

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting young people from mainland China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you open-minded and prepared to engage in an intellectually-stimulating dialogue with people from across the Strait?

If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to the 2013 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its ninth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many people to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns in mainland China, Taiwan and the US.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, US and mainland China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to generate feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals to various policy think tanks in New York.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18 – 30) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations for the symposium. More information is available on our website: Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at The application deadline is Friday, September 20, 2013, at 23:59 (EST) for US applicants and a week earlier for China and Taiwan applicants.

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