Conference in Buenos Aires for university students

posted Mar 7, 2012, 5:51 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

The SABF is an event that takes place annually in Buenos Aires for 3 days in the month of August. Each year the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas.

The event will explore topics of global relevance and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. We expect that, through dialogue and the interaction between the current leaders and the future leaders, a contribution to thesustainable development of the region can be made.

Basic Information
  • Hosting University Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
  • Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Date August 3th, 4th, and 5th, 2012
  • Languages English and Spanish
  • Main topic Global Objectives, Collaborative Actions
  • Application period February 1st to May 6th of 2012
Participation Requirements
To be eligible to become one of the 100 participants you should fullfill one of the following: 

  • Regular undergraduate students, or graduate students born after January 1st, 1986.
  • Students who finished their studies (graduate or undergraduate) in 2011 or 2012 and were born after January 1st, 1986. Complete your details on the application system and upload your essay before May 6, 2012.
Application Process
Registration, fill out the form in the registration system and attach an essay of your authorship on the central topic or any of the three sub-topics. You must apply by May 6, 2012 and you can edit your registration and / or essay until that day.
Selection, participants will be selected by an independent jury, which takes into account the profile of the candidate and the level of the essay. Results, all applicants will be informed of the decision of the jury in the first days of June, 2012, by email.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

Harvard University, Department of Government events

posted Mar 2, 2012, 12:06 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

Check out the schedule here.

Freedom Week at Cambridge, UK

posted Mar 2, 2012, 11:59 AM by Anna Malinovskaya

Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar designed to teach students about classical liberalism and free market economics.

If your application is successful, you will spend five days learning about liberty from some of Britain’s leading thinkers.

You will also have the opportunity to network with fellow students, academics, and think tank representatives - all in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of free time and nightly social activities.

Freedom Week is entirely free for the students: there is no charge whatsoever for accommodation, food, tuition or materials.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

Colloquium for undergraduates on Free Market Environmentalism

posted Mar 2, 2012, 11:54 AM by Anna Malinovskaya   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 11:55 AM ]

PERC is pleased to announce a co-sponsored program with Liberty Fund, Inc. for distinguished undergraduate students. PERC will provide a full scholarship to cover tuition, meals, lodging, and a stipend of $500 for each student's travel expenses. The colloquium is limited to 24 students and the application process is competitive.

The program is designed to introduce students to a property rights and market approach to environmental issues. An understanding of these approaches will be invaluable to anyone who cares about the environment; particularly those who will choose career paths that include environmental law, public policy, economics, and teaching environmental science.

A theoretical framework about liberty and markets will be presented. Experts in the field will then demonstrate applications.

This colloquium begins with an opening dinner on Monday evening and concludes with a closing dinner Friday evening. The daily schedule consists of two sessions each morning and two sessions each afternoon. The colloquium is a combination of lectures and Socratic style discussions of assigned readings of about 300 pages that address specific themes.

Complete the on-line application, which will require the following:
  • One-page essay detailing:
  • your reasons for wanting to attend this colloquium;
  • your career plans; and
  • how participation in the colloquium will advance your academic and career plans.
  • A copy of your college transcript.
  • Two letters of recommendation from two professors(can be submitted under separate cover).

Who should apply?
  • College students with junior or senior standing who are interested in learning how markets work to improve the environment.
  • A limited number of openings are available for law students and graduate students.
  • Participants will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated academic performance, essay responses, and letters of recommendation.
What's in it for you?
  • Opportunities to network with some of the best-known experts in the field of free market environmentalism.
  • A chance to exchange other ideas with other college students who are passionate about the environment.
  • A full scholarship to cover seminar tuition, meals, lodging, and reading materials and a stipend of $500 for each student's travel expenses.
Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

Summer School on Sustainable Development, Poland

posted Mar 2, 2012, 11:46 AM by Anna Malinovskaya

Three-week Summer Academy the Challenges of Sustainable Development is one of the most important educational events connected to sustainability in Poland. More than 350 people took part in it since 1998. Since the 12th edition we accept also participants from abroad.

Who can take part in the course?

The course is addressed to students and PhD students, researchers as well as representatives of the business, administration and NGO-sector from the Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. Students represent different areas and specialties, especially they were: nature protection and environmental engineering, architecture, management, economic sciences, agriculture, biology, ecology, arts, history, journalism.

What is the subject of the course?

Sustainable development: explanation of the concept, theory from different perspectives and practical workshops and projects. The course includes also additional activities which integrates the group such as dance classes or hiking.

What can I expect from this course?

The programme includes: lectures, debates, workshops, simulation games, country activities and practical projects in the domain of sustainable development.

Guided by experienced instructors from Poland and abroad, the participants work on two important practical projects. First concentrates on the implementation of sustainable development principles into the municipality; the other into the companies or institutions.

Where is the course located?

This year Summer Academy will be held in Kartuzy, in Pomerania Region.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

International Summit of Youth in Care

posted Mar 2, 2012, 11:39 AM by Anna Malinovskaya

A new generation of leaders is emerging worldwide among young adults who lived in care as children. Representatives from this new movement will gather on June 26-28 near Washington, DC, US to set an agenda for change and to start a conversation with senior officials worldwide on the consequences and impact of transition for youth in care.

The International Summit is a youth/adult partnership. It is being directed by young activists who have personally experienced being in care, with staff support from sponsoring organizations.

The 2012 Summit of Youth in Care will connect young leaders from across the globe, bringing into existence a social network with enormous potential to challenge and to change current practices and policies.

Summit Agenda:

June 26-28: Youth in Care World Congress: 30 invited delegates on-site and hundreds more around the globe will work for three days to share experiences and discuss the challenges they have faced in care and the transitions. Using these shared experiences, they will create the foundation for the first draft of the International Youth in Care Standards for Practices and Policies. We will be linking with other youth in care globally through an online Virtual World Congress.

June 29: Multi-generational Forum on Transition: Young activists, development professionals and policy-makers will engage in discussion together to find new answers and develop new standards for transition related practices and policies.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here

Video Contest "What does equality mean to you?"

posted Feb 9, 2012, 4:16 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

Since 1992, Equality Now and its partners have been advocating to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, they invite you to envision a world where gender equality can exist. From September 20 through March 20, grab a camera, or your phone, or your laptop and tell them: what does equality mean to you?

Selected videos will be featured on Equality Now's website and on its
 social media sites, as well as at the 20th anniversary gala event on Thursday, April 19 in New York City.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

Training on leadership for female students, Paris

posted Feb 9, 2012, 3:44 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

In an exclusive three-day workshop in Paris from March 22-24, 2012, McKinsey offers you the unrivaled opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership and the impact women leaders are having on the economy, and to shape your own leadership styles by playing to your strengths. You will also have a chance to meet the company's consultants and participate in plenary sessions, workshops, and dialogues.

The application deadline is February 17, 2012. All costs, including travel expenses, will be covered by organizers of the event.

Learn more about this opportunity or apply here.

A free online course on how to start a great company

posted Jan 20, 2012, 1:26 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

The course instructor Steve Blank is a serial entrepreneur and has been a founder or early employee at 8 startups, including 4 resulting in successful IPOs. For the past 7 years he's been teaching entrepreneurship to Stanford Engineering students. He's been awarded a Stanford Undergraduate teaching award, and the San Jose mercury news has called him one of the 10 influencers in Silicon Valley.

The course is entirely free and starts on Feb. 12, 2012. 

Learn more about this opportunity here

World Bank's e-courses

posted Jan 7, 2012, 2:54 PM by Anna Malinovskaya

The World Bank e-Institute offers innovative courses in frontier topics such as urban management, economic growth and competitiveness, governance and leadership capacity, health systems, climate change, and public-private partnerships. You can search for e-Courses by theme, date and  keywords.  Once you have found the courses you are interested in, you can get more details such as target audience, objectives, and course format.

Learn more about this opportunity here.

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